“American Family: Journey of Dreams”

January 23, 2002 was the premier of the new series, “American Family: Journey of Dreams”, created and produced by Gregory Nava (please see reference on January 11 – Nava is a busy guy).  American Family was the first family drama series featuring a Hispanic cast to air on broadcast television.  PBS (Public Broadcasting System) later picked up the series, which starred Edward James Olmos, Raquel Welch, Sonia Braga, and Esai Morales.

The Launch of TeleFutura

January 14, 2002 marked the launch of TeleFutura, a Spanish-language broadcast network, by Univisión.   Telefutura became America’s second largest Spanish-language prime time network.  TeleFutura’s programming includes Noticias 41 Al Despertar, its news and public affairs program, talk shows, children’s programming and of course, telenovellas, or soap operas, which demonstrate the same amount of intelligence and good sense as their  US-based English language counterparts.   The company was relaunched as UniMás in 2013.