Smithsonian Unveils Exhibit Honoring Spanish Language Television History, Including Telemundo 51 Legends

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will chronicle and honor the contributions of Spanish language television – including features from South Florida based talent and members of the NBCUniversal family.

Items that were donated to the exhibit as part of the “American Enterprise” exhibition that opened in 2015 include artifacts from the Telemundo network owned stations, including South Florida’s WSCV-TV Telemundo 51, a sister station of NBC 6.

“Telemundo has a deep and long-standing commitment to celebrate, promote and preserve Hispanic culture,” said Mónica Gil, EVP, Corporate Affairs, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “Spanish-language television is a way of life for the Hispanic community. We are thrilled to partner with the Smithsonian to bring awareness to the important role it has played in American broadcast television history and to collaborate in this effort to capture our rich legacy for future generations.”

Some of the items donated include credentials from events covered by Telemundo nightly news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, a former WTVJ anchor who also is the Saturday anchor for the NBC Nightly News, as well as scripts, photographs, microphone cubes and a Florida Emmy Award for Marilys Llanos, longtime political reporter at Telemundo 51,

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