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KCET Struggles With Financial Problems, Considers Selling Sunset Studios Or Dropping PBS

08/04/2010 04:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Just three years ago, L.A.'s high-minded public television station threw in its lot with that maven of flashy, commercial TV, Fred Silverman. Some might have feared that teaming with the champion of "Charlie's Angels" and "Three's Company" would disfigure KCET.

Instead, the onetime network programming guru helped craft a thoughtful roster of locally oriented programs. One show would adapt theatrical productions for the small screen, another would let politicians mix with voters, while still another would reenact heroic deeds.

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