Series
Que Pasa, U.S.A.?
Episode Number
No. 28
Episode
The First Move
Producing Organization
Community Action and Research, Inc.
WPBT-TV (Television station : Miami, Fla.)
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-15-8279dqmr
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Description
Series Description
"This episode is 1 out of 34 half-hour (self-contained) programs produced over a four year period under the financial auspices of the U.S. OE-HEW-ESAA with an average budget of $25 to $33,000 per half-hour show. The series QUE PASA USA was designed to attempt to reduce the cross-cultural and intergenerational pressures experienced by Cuban-American adolescents. Thus, the primary target audience of QUE PASA USA is the child of secondary school age: the teenager. Secondary target audience: his family and Anglo peers. QUE PASA is telecast nationally by PBS for the general audience. QUE PASA is the nation's first bilingual situation comedy with AFFECTIVE content. Shows explore/describe coping mechanisms for the young adult facing cross-cultural, interracial, or/and intergenerational conflict, pressures, etc. (The entry submitted deals with dating and 'acceptable' sexual roles amidst subplots of intercultural relations.) The setting for the series is Miami's Little Havana area. The programs feature the Pena family, three generations under one roof: ADELA and ANTONIO the 100% Cuban grandparents depicting the 'frozen culture'; JUANA and PEPE, the trying-to-adapt-and-survive parents; and CARMEN and JOE, the young Cuban-American teenagers torn at the seams in the process of acculturation/adaptation. PLOT SYNOPSIS: Joe has tried calling every young woman he knows, but they all have dates for the weekend. Then Denise calls and invites him out. A woman asking a man out? That's too much for Joe's machismo to handle. Or is it? In a tripartite montage this show explores the three generations of grandparents, parents, and teenagers in the Pena family, and how each has dealt with the dating game and 'acceptable' sexual roles."--1979 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1979-01-11
Created Date
1979
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:31:38.930
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Credits
Actor: Lapidus, Faith
Actor: Ramirez, Connie
Actor: Bamonde, Pepe
Director: Lechowick, Bernard
Executive Producer: Bahamonde, Jose R.
Producing Organization: Community Action and Research, Inc.
Producing Organization: WPBT-TV (Television station : Miami, Fla.)
Writer: Lechowick, Bernard
Writer: Bahamonde, Jose R.
Writer: Lapidus, Faith
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: cpb-aacip-196f6704ba5 (Filename)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Dub
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-836b0009e56 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:30:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Que Pasa, U.S.A.?; No. 28; The First Move,” 1979-01-11, WGBH, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-8279dqmr.
MLA: “Que Pasa, U.S.A.?; No. 28; The First Move.” 1979-01-11. WGBH, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-8279dqmr>.
APA: Que Pasa, U.S.A.?; No. 28; The First Move. Boston, MA: WGBH, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-8279dqmr