October 18, 1999 |
It is fitting, say many in the public broadcasting arena, that the Corp. for Public Broadcasting should enter the next century with its fate guided by the son of Mexican immigrants, a recognition of the increasingly diverse audience public television and radio are attempting to reach. Frank Cruz's recent appointment as chairman of the board broke new ground: He is the first Latino and, the corporation believes, the first ethnic minority in its more than 32-year history to hold the post.
September 29, 1999 |
Award-winning broadcaster and longtime Orange County resident Frank Cruz on Tuesday was elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group that is a major source of funding for public radio and television stations and programming. The election of Cruz reflects the organization's emphasis on diversity, one of the CPB's top three budget and policy priorities in the coming year.
March 28, 1991
* Frank H. Cruz, a former Los Angeles television reporter and general manager of KVEA Channel 52, envisions the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture as a showcase for Latinos' heritage and their contributions to America. Cruz has been appointed executive director of the museum with the responsibility of turning the dream into reality. Cruz hopes the new museum will be "a vehicle of great pride" in the Latino community, as well as an informational resource for non-Latinos.
January 14, 1993 |
In the first alliance between a major U.S. insurer and a Latino-owned counterpart, Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co. and Gulf Atlantic Life Insurance Co. announced a $10-million joint venture Wednesday to market group life insurance products nationally. The partners, both based in Los Angeles, said they will aim their sales efforts at government, union and private-sector entities that seek to do business with minority-owned firms. Mayor Tom Bradley and Rebuild L.A. Co-chairman Peter V.
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May 25, 1996 |
Educators, commentators and engineers will address Cal State Northridge's Class of 1996 at commencement ceremonies beginning Wednesday, the university has announced. More than 6,300 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their diplomas in eight separate graduation ceremonies in front of CSUN's Delmar T. Oviatt Library and the University Club. Starting Wednesday morning, the graduation schedule is as follows: * Former television news anchor Frank H.
July 25, 1991 |
Plans to find a home for Los Angeles' nascent Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture have moved forward with the formation of a site-acquisition team. "This sterling group of people will assist me in identifying permanent sites, selecting three or four possibilities, negotiating and ultimately making an acquisition," said Frank H. Cruz, president and executive director of the planned museum.