Since 2005, Carmen has co-hosted the CUNY-T.V. show Nueva
York, in which she interviews major Spanish-speaking writers,
artists and intellectuals.
NUEVA YORK is CUNY TV's series in Spanish about the lives and cultures of Latinos in the cit, presented in Spanish with English subtitles
Congratulations to the Nueva York team for winning 3 2011 New York Emmy Awards including "Best Magazine Program" for the third year in a row!
For the third consecutive year, Nueva York was recognized on Sunday, April 3rd as the Best Magazine Program by the members of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 30-minute show, produced by CUNY TV, Channel 75 in New York City, also garnered two Emmys for the segments "Mariachi Real de México" (produced by Sarah Foudy) in the Historical / Cultural: Program Feature / Segment category, and "Joaquín Cortés" (produced by Jose Luis Orbegozo) in the Arts: Program Feature / Segment category. The Emmy® Award is the most prestigious honor and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television.
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We won 2 NY EMMYS in 2009 for NUEVA YORK at CUNY-TV
Nueva York: Best of Season 4. July 30, 2009. (CUNY-TV). Jerry Carlson, Robert Isaacson, Senior Producers; Jay Hershenson, Executive Producer; Sarah Foudy, Jose Luis Orbegozo, Yolanda Pividal, Wilson Reyes, Mario Rosales, Gisela Sanders-Alcántara, Diana Vargas, Carmen Vidal, Producers/Editors; Carmen Boullosa, Patricio Lerzundi, Hosts; Dr. Hugo Morales, General Consultant.
NUEVA YORK from CUNY TV wins the Emmy for Best Cultural Magazine show at the 52nd edition of the awards ceremony on Sunday, March 29th
New York, April 2, 2009. Nueva York, which premiered in the fall of 2005, was recognized on Sunday, March 29th as the Best Cultural Magazine by the members of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 30 minute show transmitted by CUNY TV Canal 75 in New York City competed against three other local series, all produced in English. Nueva York, which is presented in Spanish with English subtitles, dedicates itself to exploring the rich and diverse threads in weave of Latin communities in the city.
CUNY Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson, Executive Producer of Nueva York and Robert Issacson, Executive Director of CUNY TV and Senior Producer of the series, were present to receive the prize. In his brief acceptance speech, Hershenson noted that it was a great honor for The City University of New York to create and present the series because "Latinos and Latinas are the present and future of the city." He thanked all of the producers of Nueva York for their dedication to the production of the series. This was the second consecutive years in which Nueva York was nominated for Best Cultural Magazine. The awards ceremony, which drew large attendance from important figures in the media, also awarded announcer and journalist Katie Couric.
In each episode Nueva York visits leaders from public and cultural spheres of the Tri-State area. They share with the viewers their thoughts about their projects and communities. The episodes also present segments about events, exhibits, services, performances and institutions available to residents. Among the extensive list of those interviewed in the first four years of the series are: President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez; Judge Baltazar Garzon; the writers Laura Esquivel, Antonio Skarmetta, Laura Restrepo, Enrique Vila-Matas, Marcio Veloz; the community leaders Luis Barrios, Chegui Torres, Estela Carlotto, bishop Alvaro Ramazzini; the artists Miriam Colón, Omar Rayo, Ramona Hernandez; and the musicians Juanes, Manu Chao, Las Hermanas Marquez, and El Conjunto Folklórico y Experimental Nuevayorquino.
Beginning this season, Nueva York produces two episodes each month and telecast weekly on Thursday and Sunday. Nueva York is hosted by the Mexican novelist and critic Carmen Boullosa and by the Chilean writer and journalisty Patricio Lerzundi. The Senior Producer is Profesor Jerry Carlson, a scholar of Latin American film and culture. The three are members of the City University of New York faculty. The series is produced by bilingual professionals from Colombia, Guatemala, Massachusetts, México, Spain, Texas, and the Domincan Republic.