KAET celebrates 50th anniversary

Science, Technology, Television

It’s hard to believe the Valley’s public television station, KAET, is 50 years old today. Here’s a piece Lawn Griffiths wrote for the East Valley Tribune about the occasion.

Whether it’s Arizona heritage, educational or children’s programming or British comedy and drama that you’re looking for, Channel 8 — recently rebranded as simply “Eight” — has remained a source of high-quality programming even as digital cable channels multiplied. (I think I get more BBC shows from KAET than I do from my subscription to premium cable’s BBC America. And I’m STILL sore that you can’t find classic Doctor Who reruns in either place anymore.)

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