KWEX TV Camera

KWEX TV Camera

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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
Object Name
television camera
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
ID Number
serial number
catalog number
accession number
model number
Credit Line
Gift of Andres Ricardo Morin
Radio and television broadcasting
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KCOR Radio and Television
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I played guitar with several local orchestras in SA from the 1970's till 2003 etc.. I was trying to get video tape of the Felix Solis Orchestra of Christmas shows we did at the Market Square..KWEX -TV transmitted live..I think it was called "Navidad ???" ..local church trying to get donations money. food clothes for the needy..we did several years of free playing ..I think it was 1977-1980 at the Market Square and some at the current UTSA building

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