KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: MLK Choir, Archaeologist Pea Hicks, Mechanic Dennis Tolley


Premieres Thursday January 13, 2022 at 8 p.m. and Sunday January 16 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday January 17 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

Emmy winner KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO presents 5 new episodes on KPBS starting January 6!

In this episode, we meet a man who saves pieces of San Diego film and photography history, one frame at a time; see a grateful city pay homage to the creator of its local emblem; find an ageless mechanic with a very specific specialty and identify local “islands” that are not islands at all. And much more !

Courtesy of Ken Kramer and Suzanne Bartole

Suburban archaeologist Pea Hicks studies an old photo of San Diego he saved from being thrown away. Episode 88 will air on January 13, 2022.

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Martin Luther King Community Choir San Diego performs at a ceremony in Lemon Grove in honor of the community's pioneers.

Courtesy of Ken Kramer and Suzanne Bartole

Martin Luther King Community Choir San Diego performs at a ceremony in Lemon Grove in honor of the community’s pioneers. Episode 88 will air on January 13, 2022.

About the series:

KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO is a collection of stories about the history and people of the region we call home. Spanning all of San Diego County, the stories often deal with little-known things from our past and how they relate to the places we see every day. Almost everything, and every place in San Diego has some sort of history behind it. KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO tells these stories in a fun and informal way. It’s a show about us!

KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO returns with 5 new episodes

About the producers:
Ken Kramer is the creator, producer and host of KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO. For more than three decades, the series has featured stories of people and places that define our homeland. KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO has received numerous Emmy and Golden Mike awards, as well as recognition from Teacher Groups, Save Our Heritage Organization, City of San Diego, San Diego Historical Society, Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Press Club, Radio Festival New York and The Voice of America. In proclaiming “Ken Kramer Day” in 2008, the county board of supervisors described the show as “… more valuable to San Diego history than two or three of our local museums put together.”

Ken is a fourth generation native Californian who grew up in Pasadena, California. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1974. The program is co-produced by Suzanne Bartole, photojournalist, multimedia and video producer with San Diego County and videographer for LEGOLAND California. Ken and Suzanne started working together in 1995 on NBC 7. Previously, she was a producer, photographer and editor for the popular SAM THE COOKING GUY show. Suzanne has won over a dozen Emmy awards for lighting, editing, photography and production. She graduated from San Diego State University.

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