Scientology's plans for the KCET studios in Los Angeles finally taking shape? - 2014-05-07
We had a laugh when Scientology shocked many people in Los Angeles by purchasing the historic studios that had long housed the local public television station KCET. The thought of Scientology operating its own television network led us two years ago to speculate about the fabulous shows the wacky group could put together.
But since then, we've heard very little about what Scientology actually plans to do with the facility. We had heard that church leader David Miscavige was shifting some of the work that used to take place at the "Gold" studios on the International Base, which is near Hemet, to the KCET studios. It was part of Miscavige shifting a lot of activity from Int, we were told, which is causing the sprawling compound to become something of a ghost town.
Yesterday, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder said at his blog that the draining away of activity at Gold continues, and he revealed new information about the KCET studios — Scientologists are now being told that it's going to be reborn as the "Scientology Media Center."