Linda A. Rios Latin Close-Up Video Collection, 1976-2002

Collection, 2015-004

Linda Araceli Rios was the producer and host of the cable television talk show program Latin Close-Up. Rios created the program in 1993 to motivate Latino youth by interviewing accomplished Latino professionals to serve as role models. Rios discussed with her guests their experiences and careers, personal challenges, achievements and accomplishments. Rios discussed a range of topics affecting the community, including controversial ones, such as AIDS, drug education, domestic violence and gun control. The show also provided viewers with live performances of musical artists, such as Tito Puente and Johnny Pacheco. Rios served as chairperson for the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and was featured as a dancer in Carlito’s Way and a social worker in Law & Order. This collection consists of articles, audiocassettes, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and various videotape formats of Latin Close-Up segments.

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