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Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here and A Tribute of Hispanic Achievements Are Getting Noticed

This month is all about celebrating and acknowledging those of Hispanic heritage.

Who have shown pride in where their culture is from. This also includes noticing achievements and hard work of those with Hispanic heritage.

Including many influential Hispanic icons, celebrities, leaders, activists, and the list goes on. There are so many talented people that have committed themselves to promote diversity by using their voices in the media and entertainment industry.

Paley Center for Media did just announced earlier today that they will be presenting the inaugural Hispanic Heritage month celebration A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television with their official sponsor Verizon, Citi as their Presenting Sponsor of the Paley Front Row Programs. The support of various companies, and individuals will definitely demonstrate the dedication and commitment for promoting the diverse voices in the media and entertainment industry.

Throughout the years the Paley Center has hosted tributes as well as honoring many African-American and Hispanic achievements on television. They also know the contributions that many women have made and how they impact Society. It has also explained why the LGBTQ+ Community represents an impact in television.The

Paley Center also has educational classes that cover many important issues such as why civil rights, social justice, and equality is very important in today’s society.

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 around noon the celebration will begin and of course will feature spotlight conversations amongst one another as well as the well known culturally influential Hispanics.

This event is intended to let everyone experience the Spanish Heritage including covering drama, Telenovelas, comedy, news, documentaries, sports, music, and much much more. There will be a lot of different types of programs that include being more knowledgeable in the Hispanic Culture. The best part of it all is that the programs will be available in both English and Spanish as well as having all activities free. Many Hispanic Personalities will all each have an opportunity to conversate, and let those interested know how they can use their voice for change. An event you definitely do not want to miss out on!

Schedule of Events Below:

A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television 

Tuesday, September 16, 8 pm EST on Yahoo Entertainment  

A star-studded celebration honoring the indelible mark the Hispanic community has made on media and television features: Gloria Estefan, Tony Gonzalez, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Justina Machado, Edward James Olmos, Maria Elena Salinas, and Jimmy Smits, and moderated by Soledad O’ Brien. 

Alex Rodriguez in Conversation 

Wednesday, September 17, 8 pm EST on Yahoo Entertainment  

The Paley Center welcomes baseball legend, acclaimed broadcaster, and entrepreneur Alex Rodriguez for an intimate conversation about his career on and off the field. Alex will discuss his many successes through the lens of his iconic presence on television as a baseball star; Emmy-winning broadcaster for ESPN, Fox Sports, and CNBC’s Back in the Game; and his role as CEO of A-Rod Corp. Acclaimed journalist Natalie Morales of the Today Show will moderate this conversation. 

“I’ve always been proud of my Hispanic heritage so it’s an honor to be included in the Paley Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” said Alex Rodriguez. “This celebration is certain to show why Hispanic community has made such a lasting impact on television and media.”  

Univision and Televisa’s Imperio de Mentiras (en Español): A Conversation with the Stars and Producer  

Friday, September 18, 2020, 8 pm EST on Yahoo Entertainment  

One of the most highly anticipated telenovelas of the new season, Televisa’s Imperio de mentiras (Empire of Lies), set to air on the Univision Network on September 21, stars Angelique Boyer and Andrés Palacios, as a pair of tempestuous lovers whose passionate affair is suddenly caught up in a whirlwind of crime and corruption when her father and his ex-girlfriend are both mysteriously murdered. Executive produced by Giselle González, whose previous hits include the award-winning Para volver a amar (Marriage Diaries) and Yo no creo en los hombres (I Don’t Trust Men Anymore), the telenovela is derived from a Turkish drama series, Kara para ask. Boyer, Palacios, and González will appear to discuss their show in a virtual panel moderated by Miguel Sirgado, journalist and former editor in chief of !Hola! USA, to be conducted in Spanish. 

Univision and UniMás’s Enamorándonos (en Español): A Conversation with the Hosts and Creator   

Friday, September 25, 8 pm EST on Yahoo Entertainment  

Something out of the ordinary in the reality genre, Enamorándonos (Love is in the Air), sets out to match up potential lovers but with a twist, allowing the viewers themselves to not merely watch the suspense and fun unfold as relationships develop, but to participate as well. Through social media, those at home looking for love are given the chance to meet datable candidates in hopes that sparks might fly between them. Since its debut last fall on Univision’s UniMás network, the series has proven a sizable hit, as it boldly expands the idea of “audience participation.” Its charismatic hosts, Ana Patricia Gámez and Rafael Araneda, and its creator, Zeynep Peker, will appear to talk about this unique dating concept, the kind of reaction it has gotten from viewers, and what to expect in the upcoming season, in a discussion conducted in English and Spanish. 

“We are honored to celebrate the rich diversity and extraordinary contributions of Hispanics in television during The Paley Center for Media’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” said Jessica Rodriguez, president of Entertainment and CMO, Univision. “Univision has entertained and informed Hispanic America for over sixty years with some of the most iconic Spanish-language TV shows and we’re particularly proud to showcase two of our prime time properties coming this fall: Imperio de Mentiras and the return of the hit reality seriesEnamorándonos.” 

Telemundo’s La Reina del Sur: A Conversation with the Stars and Executive Producer 

Friday, October 2, 2020, 8 pm EST on Yahoo Entertainment  

Proving to be Telemundo’s most successful “Super Series” in its revamping of the traditional telenovela format, La Reina del Sur, according to Telemundo Entertainment EVP Ronald Day, has “helped redefine Hispanic media and set a new standard in our content offering,” cultivating a tremendous fan base, and paving the way for an equally popular English-language version, Queen of the South. Adapted from the novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, the series follows the tumultuous and dangerous life of Teresa Mendoza, a Mexican woman who rises to the top as the most powerful drug trafficker in Spain and then finds it difficult to leave this world behind, even after assuming a new identity under the Witness Protection program. Kate del Castillo, who has developed her own fervid following for her performance as the complex and conflicted Teresa, will appear with fellow cast members Isabella Sierra (Sofia Dantes) and Alejandro Calva (César “Batman” Güemes), and executive producer and showrunner Marcos Santana to discuss the relevancy of their show and what to expect in its much-anticipated third season. The panel will be conducted in both Spanish and English by Marcela Isaza, Entertainment Reporter. 

La Reina del Sur’s first season was a big moment for Spanish-language television which marked the beginning of a new genre of high-quality action-packed drama series, and it’s an honor to have the show recognized as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and our impact on television and media,” said Kate del Castillo. “I am proud to have brought the story of Teresa Mendoza to life so many years ago, which thanks to its success and devoted fans, will soon be producing its third season”  

Hispanic Voices in Media  

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 8pm EST on Yahoo Entertainment 

The Paley Center convenes leading Hispanic journalists from across broadcast and cable television to discuss the unique role the media plays in informing, educating and making an impact on Hispanic Americans. They’ll share their expert insights into television’s coverage of Hispanic Americans in the upcoming presidential election, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, immigration and the growing power and influence of this community in American life. Participants include: Ana Cabrera, CNN; Ilia Calderón, Univision; Jose Diaz-Balart, Telemundo; Tom Llamas, ABC News;Juan Williams, Fox News; and Moderator: Mariana Atencio

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Briana Beverly

I am currently a sophomore at California State University, Fullerton. I plan on graduating with a Bachelor in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. My main goal is to get into the broadcasting industry, and have the opportunity to show everyone all around the world my passion for journalism. I am driven to perfect my craft by getting out a of my comfort zone to properly deliver the best quality stories. I also have great communication skills, and the confidence to discuss ideas both on a one-on-one basis or with larger groups. It is extremely important for me to face challenges, and obstacles in my life because I know the results at the end are going to be very well worth it.

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