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Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa was a Spanish scientist of international renown; he became an American citizen in 1956. In 1959, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with American scientist Arthur Kornberg) for his important work on the metabolism of nucleic acids and the discovery of the enzyme polynucleotide phosphorylase.
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2016; 1976
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Antonio Saura

Spanish artist and writer Antonio Saura (1930-1998) was a guest of A FONDO in June 1976. The founder of the group "El Paso" describes his initial trajectory, his long seasons in France, his friendship with Picasso and Miró, the evolution towards expressionism and abstraction, the treatment of color, the moral attitude, and his attitude to the success he obtained: "I do not worry at all ... The important thing is to live".
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2016; 1976
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Luis García Berlanga

Luis García Berlanga is a Spanish film director. His film El verdugo (The executioner) won the Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1963 and is considered the best film in the history of Spanish cinema.
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2016; 1980
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Joan Manuel Serrat

Joan Manuel Serrat is a Spanish musician, singer, songwriter, performer, actor, writer, and poet who was born in Barcelona in 1943. He is one of the most prominent figures of modern song in Spanish and Catalan, receiving the Latin Grammy and Person of the Year in 2014.
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2016; 1977
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Julián Marías

Julián Marías Aguilera (Valladolid, Madrid, 2005) earned a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Madrid and was a disciple of Ortega y Gasset. Although an outstanding essayist and distinguished philosopher, Marías did not teach in the Franco's Spanish University due to ideological discrepancies; he was a lecturer in Europe and America. His presence in the Spanish intellectual world has been constant: he collaborated with relevant newspapers, was a member of the Royal Academy, and a senator by royal appointment. He presided over the Foundation for Sociological Studies from its creation in 1979 until his death. In 1974, he published The Social Justice and other Justices and in 1996, received the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, shared with Indro Montanelli.
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2016; 1976
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José Luis de Vilallonga

José Luis de Vilallonga Cabeza de Vaca, IX marquis de Castellbell (Madrid, 1920 - Andratx, Mallorca, 2007) was an aristocrat, writer and Spanish actor. He rejected the diplomatic career that his family wanted him to follow and thanks to his contacts, had the opportunity to make friends with many celebrities of the political and artistic world. He participated in over 70 films including Lovers of Louis Malle and Breakfast with Diamonds (Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961). He published Allegro barbaro in 1978 and La nostalgia es un error in 1980. He was spokesman of the Democratic Board during the Transition and wrote an authoritative biography of Juan Carlos I, El Rey. Perhaps his best work is the four volume autobiography, Unauthorized Memoirs.
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2016; 1980
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Carlos Saura [electronic resource]

In a 1976 interview for Spanish television, Spanish filmmaker and photographer, Carlos Saura, talks to Joaquin Soler Serrano about his films that reflect the anxiety provoked by the Spanish Civil War, and censorship in its aftermath. His films often deal with the terrors experienced in childhood, and like his mentor, Luis Bunuel, blends reality with the macabre and subjective imagination. He is married to the actress Geraldine Chaplin who starred in many of his films. With his host, Saura discusses his films and difficulties of filmmaking in Spain.
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2015; 1976
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Joaquín Rodrigo [electronic resource]

In this 1976 interview for Spanish television, composer and pianist, Joaquin Rodrigo, performs two pieces for pianoand talks with Joaquin Soler Serrano about his family, his closeness with musical greats of the turn of the century, his blindness, and especially how he came to compose his most renowned "Concierto de Aranjuez.
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2015; 1976
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Andrés Segovia [electronic resource]

In this 1976 interview for Spanish Television, classical Spanish guitarist, Andrés Segovia, talks with Joaquin Soler Serrano about his early life and influences like Francisco Tárrega,and his present wife and six-year old son.In anecdotes he describes his literary friends like Miguel de Unamuno and Federico Garcia Lorca, and fellow musicians like Miguel Llobet and Manuel de Falla. Segovia recalls his world tours and cites his hopes for the future of the classical guitar.
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2015; 1976
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Narciso Yepes [electronic resource]

Narciso Yepes was one of the finest classical guitarists, second only to Andres Segovia. In this 1976 interview for Spanish Television, Yepes performs a Bach piece he transcribed from the Baroque lute. He also achieved distinction as a composer, and following the interview, we hear two Catalan songs that he composed for an album. His many travels took him to world capitals where he perfomed in concert to acclaim. Yepes perfected the ten-string guitar and tuning that produces more sympathetic vibration and resonance from all the notes.
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2015; 1976
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Carmen Martin Gaite [electronic resource]

In this 1981 interview for Spanish television, writer Carmen Martin Gaite tells about her New York experiences while teaching at Barnard College; discusses her childhood in Salamanca and Ourense Province during the Spanish Civil War; recalls her academic life influenced by notables such as Unamuno, and her bohemian circle of literary friends in Madrid that came to represent the Social Realists of the post war generation. Her experiences are reflected in her many novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays and essays. She won important awards, and at the time of her death in 2000, she was only one of two female members of the Spanish Royal Academy.
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2015; 1981
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La Muerte de Zapata [electronic resource]

This program treats in fully dramatized fashion the life, career, and historical role of the man who played so pivotal a role in the Mexican Revolution. As with many martyrs, Zapata achieved his fullest influence only after his death-in his case, at the hands of assassins.
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2012
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Los Olmecas [electronic resource]

The Gulf of Mexico coast gave rise to one of the most significant pre-Columbian civilizations, that of the Olmecs. This program looks at the highly-developed Olmec culture, many examples of whose architecture and massive monolithic sculptures still stand today.
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2012
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Siqueiros [electronic resource]

Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros was the Mexican muralist par excellence, making it an art form that is at once monumental and personal in scale. Drawing on the pre-Hispanic roots of Mexican culture, he played a leading role in the political revolution of the '30s; the power of his art to persuade is testimony to the powerful voice of his art.
Online
2012
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Rufino Tamayo [electronic resource]

Tamayo, who was born in Oaxaca, captured the beauty inherent in the simplicity of indigenous Mexico. This program covers a broad range of his work, showing his style and technical mastery while focusing on his ability to reveal the pain and hardship underlying the beauty that is Mexico, and the beauty underlying the pain.
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2012
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Monte Alban [electronic resource]

Monte Alban was the sacred capital of Oaxaca's ancient peoples, whose highly sophisticated and self-contained culture gave rise to Zapotec civilization. Monte Alban's symmetrical urban design demonstrates significant architectural and engineering skills; its mystical religious practices still remain something of an enigma.
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2012
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Barcelona [electronic resource]

From its pre-Roman origins to its 21st-century status as a truly global city, Barcelona has given birth to an array of beautiful landmarks. This program gives students an information-rich tour of the Catalonian capital. With visually dynamic footage devoted to the buildings of Antoni Gaudi, the program introduces viewers to Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Parq Guell, and other works. Explorations of the Eixample grid pattern, the 1929 International Exhibition Pavilion on Montjuic, and the Agbar Tower help to illuminate the work of Ildefons Cerda, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Jean Nouvel. Libraries, museums devoted to artists Picasso and Miro, and sites created for the 1992 Summer Olympics-a milestone in Barcelona's development-are all studied.
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2011; 2007
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Granada [electronic resource]

Enshrined in history as the last stand of Spanish Islam, Granada offers visitors one of the world's great architectural treasures: the Alhambra. This program showcases the elaborate palace complex and many other landmarks found in the city. Viewers will receive a tour of many buildings and chambers within the Alhambra, gaining an understanding of its geometric and poetic design and its significance in both Muslim and Christian cultural heritage. Other urban features include El Generalife, the palace of Daralhorra, the Tombs of the Catholic Monarchs, the house of Lorca in the Garden of San Vicente, street markets full of Arabian spices and other goods, and a bull ring transformed into a nightclub.
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2011; 2007
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Valencia [electronic resource]

Valencia is Spain's third-largest city, the birthplace of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, and the urban jewel of the Costa del Azahar, or Orange Blossom Coast. This program enables students to learn more about Valencia by way of its historical landmarks and present-day public spaces. Juxtaposing the medieval heritage of the city with its baroque elements, the program explores the Cathedral of Valencia, including the chapel dedicated to the Virgin de los Desamparados, and the Monastery San Miguel de los Reyes, now a technologically sophisticated library. Modern buildings-including those designed by Calatrava, Felix Candela, and Sir Norman Foster-are studied, while Valencia's Water Tribunal is also shown in session.
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2011; 2007
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Cadiz [electronic resource]

Although it juts into the Atlantic, Cadiz is as radiant and filled with history as any Mediterranean community. This program explores the peninsular Spanish city, guiding viewers through prominent aspects of its landscape-or, in some cases, its seascape. Visiting the flower market and the ancient Populo quarter, where a 1980 warehouse fire revealed a massive, well-preserved Roman theater, the program also showcases the bustling casino, the Isabelino design of the provincial government building, the castle of Santa Catalina, and the Oratory in which the Constitution of 1812 was proclaimed. The vaporsito and the crow's-nest watchtowers used by 18th-century merchants bring the city's port to life.
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2011; 2007