Ex-PBS station in talks to sell studio to Church of Scientology

Los Angeles Times

KCET-TV in Los Angeles is struggling after its recent split from PBS and plans to move its operations to a smaller location. It's expected to sell its studio to the Clearwater, Fla.-based Church of Scientology, which was incorporated in Los Angeles in 1954 and owns dozens of properties in Los Angeles County, report Roger Vincent and Scott Collins. Related tweets after the jump.

@ScottCollinsLAT: KCET-TV made staffers sign non-disclosure agreements before attending today's staff meeting announcing sale of lot to Scientology church.

@ScottCollinsLAT: KCET's recent pledge drives have taken in less money than they cost to produce, according to 2 people familiar. No comment from management.

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