Dec 17, 2010

So long, KOCE; welcome, PBS SoCal

KOCE in Orange County, Calif., stepping up to the primary station role in the L.A. market in January, will now be known at PBS SoCal. It's launching a new website where viewers can find the schedule for their fave shows. KOCE used to be secondary to KCET in the second-largest media market, but that station is dropping its PBS membership — and all PBS programming — as of Jan. 1 (Current, Oct. 18).

Who, me? Patrick Stewart gets SAG nod for "Macbeth"

Actor Patrick Stewart had no idea the Screen Actors Guild nominations were to be unveiled Thursday (Dec. 16) so he was especially stunned when his name was among them, for his title-role work in the Great Performances presentation of "Macbeth." "That is always the nicest way to receive good news," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "When you're not expecting it and it comes, it's especially pleasing." His was PBS's sole nomination. (Image: PBS)