Mar 10, 2022
Latina/o viewers comprise nearly twenty percent of the US television audience, yet they are rarely represented on screen. More importantly, the medium needs more Latinx producers and show runners to create new programs. Mary Beltran, Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, has written a great new book on the subject. Host Bob Mann and Professor Beltran discuss Latino TV A History on Hot Media episode 322. The conversation also focuses on some quality TV shows, with Latinx casts, which have widespread audience appeal.