Exhibition and Screenings / Exhibición y proyecciones

Thursday, September 15 - Sunday, October 30, 2022 • jueves 15 de septiembre - domingo 30 de octubre de 2022
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The Paley Museum Salutes Hispanic Achievements in Television

​This multimedia exhibition launches during Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrates the contributions of legendary icons, influential television programs, and the evolution of Hispanic representation from the past to present.
​We are thankful to Verizon for their continued support in shining a light on diverse voices in media.
​Our salute tracks formative milestones across five genres: Drama & Telenovelas, Comedy, News & Talk, Sports, and Music & Variety, and includes a special look at the role of Hispanic representation in Children’s Programming.
​• Get an up-close, in-person look at original costumes, scripts, and memorabilia from Sesame Street, La Reina del Sur, George Lopez's new show, and more!
​• After a visit to the exhibition, enjoy a special screening schedule of curated programs or visit our library to enjoy our vast archive of programming that features decades of Hispanic TV and the careers of many of its most accomplished figures.
​• The exhibition also offers arts & crafts and daily screenings of family programming, including episodes featuring some of television's most beloved Hispanic characters including Dora the Explorer, Santiago of the Seas, and Maya & Miguel.

El Museo Paley celebra los logros de los hispanos en la televisión

Esta exhibición de multimedia comienza durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana y celebra las contribuciones de figuras legendarias, programas de televisión influyentes, y la evolución de la representación hispana desde el pasado hasta el presente.
Estamos agradecidos a Verizon por su continuo apoyo por illuminar la diversas voces en todos los medios.
Nuestro exhibición reconoce los logros importantes de cinco géneros: drama y telenovelas, comedia, noticias y programa impactantes, deportes, y música y variedad, e incluye una mirada especial a la representación hispana en la programación infantil.
​• ¡Alcanza una vista más cerca a los vestuarios, guiones, y recuerdos originales de Sesame Street, La Reina del Sur, la nueva serie de George Lopez, y más!
​• Después de una visita a la exhibición, disfrute un programa especial de episodios seleccionados o visite nuestra biblioteca para disfrutar de nuestros Archivos que presenta décadas de televisión hispana y la trajectoria de muchas de sus figuras más famosas.
​• La exhibición también ofrece artes y manuales y proyecciones diarias de programación familiar, incluye episodios de algunos de los personajes hispanos más queridos de la televisión, como Dora the Explorer, Santiago of the Seas, y Maya & Miguel.

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Kids Screenings in the Goodson Theater—Sep 14 to Oct 30

12:30 pm
Canticos Bilingual Nursery Rhymes: “Sing and play in English and Spanish”
Learn popular nursery rhymes in Spanish with the help of an adorable cast of animal characters from Encantos’ Canticos. (2022; Encantos)

12:56 pm
Sesame Street: “Big Bird’s Pen Pal”
In this special episode that originally aired on PBS, Big Bird, Rosita, and other Sesame Street favorites help a visitor accept other people and monsters even if they look different. (2002; PBS)

1:55 pm
Dora the Explorer: “La Maestra de Música”
This episode from the hit Nick Jr. series follows Dora the Explorer on another adventure, this time helping a music teacher get to her classroom. Can Dora, Backpack, and Boots help her? (2007; Nickelodeon)

2:20 pm
Santiago of the Seas: “The Stones of Power”
When Santiago and his crew race to protect the magical Stones of Power from being taken by Bonnie Bones, they discover more than they bargained for in this Nick Jr. series. Luckily, they receive a little help from their hero—Capitán Calavera! (2022; Nickelodeon)


2:43 pm
Santiago of the Seas: “The Trials of the Pirate Protector”
On the first anniversary of becoming Pirate Protector on this Nick Jr. series, Santiago must complete a series of challenges meant to test his abilities and prove he’s worthy—all without the help of his tools or best mateys. (2022; Nickelodeon)

3:06 pm
The Brothers Garcia: “The Best Laid Plans”
In this John Leguizamo–narrated Nickelodeon series, Larry Garcia reminisces about growing up in San Antonio, Texas, with his parents, two older brothers, and twin sister. The series’ first episode lays the groundwork for many more misadventures to come and explores the sibling rivalry between the four children. (2000; Nickelodeon)

3:30 pm
The Casagrandes: “Going Overboard” (Series Premiere)
The Casagrandes family learns a thing or two about following one’s skateboarding passion in the series premiere of this Nickelodeon animated series. Wilson Cruz’s voice can be heard in a guest role. (2019; Nickelodeon)


3:42 pm
Animal Fanpedia: “Wildcats” and “Baby Animals”
Learn more about the Animal Kingdom in these engaging short documentaries from Cisneros. (2020; Cisneros)

4:05 pm
Canticos Bilingual Nursery Rhymes: “Sing and play in English and Spanish”
Learn popular nursery rhymes in Spanish with the help of an adorable cast of animal characters from Encantos’ Canticos. (2022; Encantos)

4:31 pm
Sesame Street: “Maria and Luis’ Wedding”
Originally airing on PBS, this show’s beloved characters Maria (Sonia Manzano) and Luis (Emilio Delgado) finally get married on Sesame Street with the whole neighborhood in attendance. (1988, PBS)

5:30 pm
The Muppet Show: “Rita Moreno”
Multitalented performer Rita Moreno won her first Oscar, Grammy, and Tony awards before her unforgettable guest turn on The Muppet Show, and in 1977, the actress won her first Emmy for this performance, making her the first Hispanic EGOT winner in entertainment history. (1976; Syndicated)

These screenings will not take place in the Goodson Theater on October 21 and 28.
Please visit our library on the 4th floor to watch these programs on these dates.

Screenings in the Bennack Theater—Sep 14 to Oct 30

12:10 pm
The Ed Wynn Show: “Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball”
This rare 1949 television appearance marked the first time TV’s First Couple appeared on the small screen before their legendary show I Love Lucy hit the airwaves two years later. In the episode, Desi Arnaz sings, cracks jokes, and speaks Spanish in front of a national audience—which given the time, would have been infrequently heard on U.S. TV broadcasts. (1949; CBS)

12:40 pm
¿Qué Pasa, USA?: “We Speak Spanish”
The landmark bilingual comedy developed for PBS follows a multigenerational Cuban family in Miami as they adjust to their new home and culture in the U.S. In this episode, the Peña family shares their feelings about having an accent and the children’s fading ability to speak Spanish. (1978; PBS)

1:08 pm
American Family: “Pilot” (Series Premiere)
The first broadcast television drama series featuring a predominantly Latino cast premiered just twenty years ago on PBS. Helmed by acclaimed Chicano director Gregory Nava (El Norte, Selena), the show follows the Gonzalez family in Los Angeles through moments of crisis and transitions, and the all-star cast includes Edward James Olmos, Sônia Braga, Esai Morales, Michael Peña, Constance Marie, and Raquel Welch. (2002; PBS)

2:05 pm
George Lopez: “Prototype” (Series Premiere)
As one of the few comedies to feature a Hispanic family, George Lopez’s self-titled ABC sitcom drew inspiration from his standup routines and experiences growing up and living in Los Angeles. The pilot, which is also celebrating its twentieth anniversary, introduces many of the show’s memorable characters. (2002; ABC)

2:35 pm
Latin Beat
In this John Quiñones–hosted ABC News special, the legendary newsman retraces the history of Latinos in music, from Desi Arnaz and the big band Latin jazz era of the 1940s to the New Latin Wave artists making their mark on the ‘90s and 2000s like Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Estefan’s newest musical protégé, Shakira. (1999; ABC)

3:34 pm
ESPN Classic SportsCentury: “Oscar De La Hoya”
ESPN retraces the journey of Oscar De La Hoya from a tough upbringing in East Los Angeles to Olympic boxing champion. (2004, ESPN)


3:58 pm
NYPD Blue: “Simone Says”
In this episode, Jimmy Smits makes his debut as Bobby Simone on the long-running ABC drama series. Smits would earn many awards and nominations throughout his tenure on the show, including the historic distinction of becoming the first Hispanic actor to be nominated for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series in 1995. (1994; ABC) 

4:56 pm
María Félix: La Doña: “Una mujer con corazón de hombre” (Series Premiere)
Based on journalistic research and testimonies by the people closest to María Félix during her lifetime, including Luis Martínez de Anda, her right-hand man and universal heir, the TelevisaUnivision series narrates the life of this iconic actress from her early days to her rise to fame and more. (2022; Vix+) 

These screenings will not take place in the Bennack Theater on the following dates: September 21, October 1, 2, 6-9, 13, 17, 27, and 28.
Please visit our library on the 4th floor to watch these programs on these dates.

Diversity & Inclusion Programming Initiative Donors

The Paley Center thanks the donors who have contributed to the Diversity & Inclusion Programming Initiative:

A Few Good Women Productions
AMC Networks
Apple, Inc.
Banijay & Endemol Shine Holdings
Berlanti Productions
CBS / Paramount+
Condé Nast Entertainment
End of Episode Productions
FOX Entertainment
FTI Consulting
FX Networks & FX Productions
GroupM North America
HBO / Max Content
Isaac Lee / EXILE Content
Lionsgate Television Group
Mary Parent
MGMPlus Entertainment LLC
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network & OTT Streaming
Paramount Global
Peter Rice
Phillip Sun, M88
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tyler Perry Studios
Warner Bros. Television Group

As of September 2023

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