KWEX TV Camera

Cameraman and reporter, Andreas Morin used this handheld Sony Trinitron color camera when he worked for the Spanish-language KWEX-TV in San Antonio, Texas. The camera recorded to ¾-inch tape, allowed reporters to leave the studio and easily capture news on location. The camera connected to a portable recorder ( object 2015.0002.04) which was worn via on over-the-shoulder strap.
KWEX-TV Channel 41 broadcast various news and local interest programming from locations around the city, including Mass from the San Fernando Cathedral. KWEX traces its roots to KCOR-TV, launched by Raoul A. Cortez in 1954-1955 as the first Latino-owened, Spanish-language station in the continental United States. Cortez sold the station to his son-in-law, Emilio Nicolas and a group of investors in 1961. It would become the hub of operations for the Spanish International Network, the forerunner to Univision.
Currently not on view
date made
c. 1970-1979
ca 1975
Sony Corporation
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
black (overall color)
plastic (overall material)
beige (overall color)
overall: 11 in x 4 in x 16 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm x 41.91 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Andres Ricardo Morin
Radio and television broadcasting
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American Enterprise
KCOR Radio and Television
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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