The first season launched with episodes that included U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.), Broadway executive Luis Miranda Jr. and actress/activist Denise Quinones. Recent episodes’ themes include “Hispanic Role Models,” featuring state Sen. Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) and CEO Lili Gil Valletta of Cien Plus; “The American Dream,” featuring CEO Carlos Vega of Jersey Italian Gravy and owner Monica Martinez Milan of Stumpy’s Greenbrook; and “Power and Grace,” featuring actor Berto Colon of the Starz show “Power.” Medina said he hopes to bring “Qué Pasa NJ?” to a national audience.
Medina also serves as president of Robinson Aerial, a mapping and engineering consulting firm in Hackettstown. Medina said he started the show to fill a gap in television programming, which he says lacks positive representation and success stories of Latin Americans — including Hispanic business leaders.
“The Hispanic community is a thriving economic bloc and market — in New Jersey alone, (it) contributes an annual $20 billion to the state economy and $1.5 trillion in the United States,” he said. “We share the authentic stories of ‘Nosotros,’ to amplify inspirational messages and our societal accomplishments to broader audiences in the tri-state area, with an emphasis on New Jersey.” The show was honored in three national television categories: D&I, Cultural and Public Interest/Awareness.
Source www.roi-nj.com The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. They are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising and emerging technology, and representing companies, including WarnerMedia, NewsNews, Framestore NY and Vimeo.
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