Television Academy Foundation Honors Latinos in News and Entertainment

Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos, Hector Elizondo, and Jorge Ramos Among Celebrities Featured From The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

Hollywood, CA — The Television Academy Foundation announced today that it has launched a new Google Arts and Culture Exhibit honoring Latinos in news and entertainment for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sourced from the Foundation’s extensive video collection, The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, the virtual online exhibit features interviews with Rita Moreno (Netflix’s One Day at a Time), Edward James Olmos (Narcos), Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing), Mario Kreutzberger aka ‘Don Francisco’ (Sábado Gigante), journalists Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas (Noticiero Univision), Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street), as well as the late Ricardo Montalban, and highlights the ground-breaking achievements and societal challenges of Latinos in U.S. entertainment and news. Created in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, the Foundation’s “Latinos in News and Entertainment” exhibit can be viewed HERE.

“Documenting and curating the life work of pioneering Latinos in news and entertainment provides an invaluable educational tool for future generations,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “Highlighting the formative impact that Latino icons have had on both our medium and American cultural history is the perfect way for the Foundation to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.”

“We are honored to work with Google on this important project,” said Jodi Delaney, executive director of the Television Academy Foundation. “Online visitors from around the world will have access to a unique historical perspective of Latino experiences in American entertainment.”

The Television Academy Foundation  seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please CLICK HERE.

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