The Installment Plan

Friday, September 09, 2005


This summer, the highest-rated prime time show in New York City wasn't CSI or Law & Order. It was La Madrasta, a telenovela produced in Mexico. The telenovela form has been a TV staple south of our border for 50 years, and recently has emerged as the vehicle Spanish-language TV is riding to success in the north. Robert Huesca, a communications professor at Trinity University, tells Brooke that while the form is quite fixed, the content of telenovelas remains very much in flux.

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