OC World Wins Prestigious Golden Mike Award!

March 17, 2023

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The OC World produced documentary “Hope Dies Last” was awarded Best Long Form Programming or Documentary at the 73rd Annual Golden Mike Awards®.

The Golden Mike Awards® is one of the oldest broadcast journalism awards show in America, and among the most distinguished with top journalists across America appointed as judges. Unlike most awards contests in which winners are determined by selecting which entry is the “best” among all those submitted in each category, winners of the Golden Mike Awards®” must also meet the “Standard of Excellence.”

“Hope Dies Last” creates a narrative around the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on California communities, and the stories of families who find hope in the darkest of times.

The other two OC World documentaries that were nominated as finalists in the same category were “To Live for the Harvest”—about the impact of COVID-19 on California farmworkers; and “Coastal Crisis”—about how local governments and residents are dealing with the issue of coastal erosion, and the consequences of inadequate action.

The awards were presented by the Radio & Television News Association (RTNA) of Southern California Saturday at Hilton Universal. This year’s honorees for Lifetime Achievement Awards included KABC anchor Marc Brown, KTTV Reporter Hal Eisner, and recently retired KNBC reporter Vikki Vargas.

Of course, none of this programming would have been possible without the support and encouragement of OC World’s sponsors, in particular The Marisla Foundation, The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation, and the Orange County Community Foundation.

Special thanks to the OC World team, which includes OC World co-founder Dr. Manuel Gomez, host Joone Kim-Lopez, Dr. Mike Moodian, and the entire production staff: Dan McKechnie and everyone at KLCS—Jaime Jimenez, Eric & Tony & Chung & Theany . . . and the fifth member of the OC World team – Ty Woodson.

Gustavo Arellano, LA Times Reporter / Columnist

Gustavo Arellano is a reporter / columnist for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California. He previously worked at the OC Weekly, where he wrote a column titled “Ask a Mexican!” He is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America” and “Orange County: A Personal History.” Arellano’s most recent collaboration is “A People’s Guide to Orange County.”

Upcoming Shows

5 p.m. Monday 27 March
OC World host Joone Kim-Lopez Interviews
Gustavo Arellano, LA Times Reporter / Columnist

5 p.m. Monday 3 April
Rick Reiff, Orange County Business Journal Editor-at-Large Interviews
former Chapman University Professor Jim Doti

5 p.m. Monday 10 April
Golden Mike Award-Winning Documentary-Short
“Hope Dies Last”

5 p.m. Monday 17 April
OC World Executive Producer Scott Hays Interviews
Ed Begley Jr., Actor / Environmental Activist

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Watch live on KCLS.org, or your local KLCS-PBS television station. Click here to find which channel carries KLCS-PBS in your area. Can’t make the broadcast? No problem. Subscribe to our YouTube channel where we will be publishing our episodes shortly after each broadcast.