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Fifth Emmy Nomination for CUNY-TV's 'Nueva York' with Lehman Professor Patricio Lerzundi

February 25, 2011

Professor Patricio Lerzundi

CUNY-TV's Nueva York, with Lehman Professor Patricio Lerzundi and City College Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa, has earned its fifth New York Emmy nomination. In the episode that was nominated, Professor Lerzundi interviewed activist and political adviser Luis Miranda, founder of the bilingual newspaper Manhattan Times. The winners will be announced at the 2011 New York Emmy Awards gala on April 3.

The thirty-minute program, which focuses on the New York Latino community and is broadcast in English and Spanish, won two awards in 2010 for "Nueva York: Hispanic Woman's First Time Voting" and "Nueva York: Best of Season 4" and one award in 2009 for "Best of Season 3," a compilation episode. The show has been on the air since 2005.

Professor Lerzundi is a faculty member and former chair in the Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre. Prior to joining Lehman, he was features editor of United Press International and editor-in-chief of a daily Spanish-language newspaper in New York and wrote the first style and reference manual for Latino journalists in the U.S. At Lehman, he was instrumental in establishing the multilingual journalism program, the first of its kind in the country.

Nueva York produces two episodes each month and broadcasts weekly over Channel 75 on Thursday at 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 10 p.m., and on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.