Life & Times was a local news magazine and public affairs series produced by and broadcast on KCET (PBS Los Angeles) from 1991 to 2007. It was KCET's signature local program, airing weeknights, Monday through Friday, at 7pm.
Its most recent anchor was Val Zavala, vice president of news and public affairs for KCET. (She is now the anchor of KCET's new series called "SoCal Connected".) Past "Life & Times" hosts have included Patt Morrison, Hugh Hewitt, Rubén Martínez, Kerman Maddox, Jess Marlow, Warren Olney, and Jerry Nachman.
Over its 16 years on the air "Life & Times" covered major issues such as politics, education, the environment, demographics, transportation, science, culture and arts. It also offered viewers profile, features, and interviews with authors, community leaders, elected officials, educators, artists, activists, actors and scholars.
Over its 16 years it won more than 25 L.A. Area Emmy awards, numerous Golden Mikes and many other awards.
Among the program's underwriters were The Whittier Foundation, Jim & Anne Rothenberg, The James Irvine Foundation, QueensCare, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Boeing, and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department).