This week, Latin Pulse returns to the topic of telenovelas. The program explores the cultural aspects of this popular television form and discusses the advances of that form as propelled by television writers and producers in Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. The program also explores how telenovelas have been used as metaphorical political commentary, especially in Venezuela and Brazil. The news segment of the program covers how Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elevated to pope, replacing Pope Benedict XVI, and became the first pope from Latin America.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Antonio La Pastina of Texas A&M University and
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru of the University of Georgia.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Alexia Campbell.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
A full listing of songs used in the production of this special can be found here.
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Pope Benedict XVI
Yo Soy Betty La Fea
Cafe con Aroma de Mujer
Caminho das Indias
De Corpo e Alma
Cheias de Charme