Past Features

April 6, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 6)

Professor Patricio Lerzundi's Series Wins Emmy

Patricio Lerzundi
Professor Patricio Lerzundi
CUNY-TV has won an Emmy Award in the Magazine Program category for its series Nueva York, for which Professor Patricio Lerzundi (chair, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre) serves as co-host with Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa of City College. The series won for a compilation episode, "Best of Season 3," which first aired in August 2008.

Prior to joining Lehman, Professor Lerzundi worked as Features Editor of United Press International and and Editor-in-Chief of a daily Spanish-language newspaper in New York. He is the author of the first style and reference manual for Latino journalists in the U.S. At Lehman, he was instrumental in establishing the Multilingual Journalism Program in 1994, which is the first of its kind in the country. He also served as chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures and has authored three scholarly books on the subject of Colonial Golden Age Theatre.

Accepting for CUNY-TV was Robert Isaacson, CUNY TVís executive director, and Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations Jay Hershenson. Nueva York is a series about Latino culture in New York. The thirty-minute show explores the rich textures of Latino society in the city, focusing on politics, art, culture, and the traditions of Spanish-speaking populations across the metropolitan area. Each episode features prominent leaders from the tri-state areaís cultural and public spheres, who share their thoughts and accomplishments with viewers.