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From Ricky Ricardo To Dora: Latinos On Television

<p>Movie star Salma Hayek poses with "Dora the Explorer" during a 10th anniversary event last year. Dora, voiced by Caitlin Sanchez, is only one of the most recent Latino stars in a long history of Latinos on television. </p>
<p>Movie star Salma Hayek poses with "Dora the Explorer" during a 10th anniversary event last year. Dora, voiced by Caitlin Sanchez, is only one of the most recent Latino stars in a long history of Latinos on television. </p>
Listen to Felix Contreras talk about Latinos on TV
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While Spanish has long had a recurring bit role on English-language television, it has slowly but surely become an integral part of the American soundtrack. Think Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy, Freddie Prinze on Chico And The Man, Sofia Vergara on Modern Family. As part of our series, Two Languages, Many Voices: Latinos in the U.S., here's a look at a few highlights from the past six decades.

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