Livin' La Vida Spanish

February 5, 2006
(was 01.30.2005)

He was the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, a little man dressed in baggy black pants, a red hat folded like a taco, and a wisp of a mustache. He stole the show as the valet in "Around the World in 80 Days" and earned his own word in the Spanish dictionary. Next time on To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll meet the comedian known as Cantinflas and the actor who brings him to life. Also the art of Latin Jazz.

  1. Victor Villasenor on "Burro Genius"

    Victor Villasenor tells Jim Fleming he grew up on a ranch where he learned about his Mexican and Indian heritage...

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  2. John Santos on Afro-Latin Music

    John Santos is an exponent of Afro-Latin music and leader of the jazz group John Santos and Machete.

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  3. Veronica Rueckert on Being Half Mexican

    Veronica Rueckert provides a commentary about making peace with her Mexican half.

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  4. Herbert Siguenza on "Cantinflas"

    Herbert Siguenza wrote and performs a one-man play called "Cantinflas." It's based on the life and works of Mario Morena who performed as "Cantinflas" and was the Latin Charlie Chaplin.

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  5. Susana Chavez-Silverman on "Killer Cronicas"

    Susana Chavez-Silverman tells Steve Paulson why she fell in love with Spanglish, a form of code-switching.

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