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More Awards for CUNY-TV's 'Nueva York' with Professor Patricio Lerzundi

March 22, 2011

Professor Patricio Lerzundi

CUNY-TV's award-winning show Nueva York has received the International Academy of the Visual Arts' 2010 Communicator Award of Excellence in the category Video Program News-Culture. Hosted by Professor Patricio Lerzundi of Lehman's Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department and City College of New York Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa, the program focuses on the New York Latino community and is broadcast in English and Spanish.

This award comes on the heels of Professor Lerzundi's recent New York Emmy nomination for his interview with activist and political adviser Luis Miranda, founder of the bilingual newspaper Manhattan Times. Over the years, the show has received a total of five nominations and has won a total of three, including one in 2009 and two more in 2010.

Professor Lerzundi is a faculty member and former chair in Lehman's 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. In addition, the show is broadcast on Channel 22 in Mexico and Channel 22 in Panama.