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New KCET Documentary on Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens | Entertainment News 2017
Descanso Gardens | KCET

to Air on July 18th

By Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
La Cañada Flintridge, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/2/17 – KCETLink Media Group has announced the film LOST LA: DESCANSO GARDENS as part of its “Summer of the Environment” initiative.  Descanso Gardens, located in La Cañada Flintridge just east of Los Angeles, is a 150-acre botanical garden that welcomes thousands of visitors annually.

LA’s Beloved and Historic Public Garden

LOST LA: DESCANSO GARDENS airs on Tuesday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. on KCET in Southern California and airs on Thursday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH network 9410).  This special summer episode of LOST LA will encore on Saturday, July 22nd at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, July 26th at 8 p.m. on KCET.

At one time, this property belonged to newspaper magnate E. Manchester Boddy (1891-1967) who owned the Los Angeles Daily News.  The film examines how the Descanso Gardens reflect the social, political, and cultural evolution of Los Angeles.
The LOST LA series is a co-production of KCETLink and the USC Libraries with L.A. As Subject.  It brings Southern California history to life by marrying archival materials with innovative forms of documentary storytelling.
Nathan Masters in Lost L.A.

Hosted by historian Nathan Masters, each episode of LOST LA brings the primary sources of Los Angeles history to the screen in surprising new ways. Much of L.A.’s past is lost to history – but we can rediscover it in the region’s archives.

For more information about LOST LA: DESCANSO GARDENS and to watch the episode online, visit kcet.org/descansogardens orlinktv.org/descansogardens.
Descanso Gardens, located in La Cañada Flintridge, north of Glendale, California. An oasis of serenity and beauty in Los Angeles.

“Summer of the Environment” is a three-month initiative (June-August) on KCET and Link TV intended to ignite compassion and action for helping to save and heal the planet.  Join the conversation on social media using #LostLADescanso and 

The Boddy mansion is located within the Descanso Garden

This reporter will plan to interview the executive director and producer of LOST LA: DESCANSO GARDENS in the upcoming week and review the segment when it airs.  So please stay tuned!