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Ken Kramer’s About San Diego Enters New Season

Ken Kramer is pictured next to a metal sculpture in Borrego Springs in this u...

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Above: Ken Kramer is pictured next to a metal sculpture in Borrego Springs in this undated photo.

Ken Kramer's About San Diego is entering a new season Thursday. The show explores San Diego history. Kramer created the show in 1972. It debuted on radio. Kramer said he first got the idea for the show when he was in college at San Diego State University.

Kramer spoke to Evening Edition anchor Ebone Monet about the new season and his motivation for the show. Kramer said he thinks the popular show resonates with people because it validates their choice to live in San Diego and thanks to simple storytelling style that stands out in a time of quick edits and gimmicks. Kramer said his favorite stories are the ones that teach him and viewers something unexpected.

Over the years Kramer has debunked a few urban legends, but he says some will not die. For instance, there's a tale of a horrible accident involving a famous roller coaster in Mission Beach. Kramer said it simply did not happen, yet the tall tale lives on. So if you enjoy learning about the legitimate history of the place we call home, tune in to Ken Kramer's About San Diego Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV.

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