To many of you who may not be familiar with our program, it is our ninth year airing on various cable systems, public access channels, broadcast uhf channels, lease access channels, and even a couple film festivals. We started doing our program as a way to fill our community service (short for parole time) requirements at Buenavision Cable in East Los Angeles. We aired everything we had; family footage, campy video shorts, videos of our friends bands, and other desmadre. The thing that made us click with many of our viewers is that we would share our 2nd and 3rd generation Mexican/American perspectives. Mostly in English, we on occasion had guests that were not comfortable speaking English, Flavio handled that just fine, and Richard's lack of mastering Espanol was an honest gimmick that just worked.
So if you want to know what
we are working on, or maybe you might just wanna drop us a line, come back
again... Ideas, comments, questions,
threats...we take 'em all...
Who are we? 4 young in Latinos. Flavio, Oscar, Efrain Morales (yes brothers) and Richard Estrada, all born and raised in East Los Angeles. We produce our own t.v. variety show. We've worked on this project since spring of 1990.
What is ILLEGAL interns? It's a variety show but with a twist, the music, interviews and shorts featured on the show are not usually seen on any form of television and media. We cover the events, artists, and people that matter to the youth of today.
did we come from? Our show began on public
access, then we tried lease access, and in 1994 were asked to join
World Television uhf ch. 38 in Los Angeles serving about 400,000 homes
in L.A. county. Since September of 1998, we have been airing our
program weeknights at 10pm on KJLA
TV 57. The program now airs on 712,00 cable households and and covers
4,000,000 households in total. Why do we feel so unique? Much of
the topics covered on the show are not seen on T.V. Where else
will you see interviews, live performances, shorts and complete anarchy
from a Latino perspective?