Mário José de Sousa Machado1,2,3

M, #10160, n. 22 Abril 1935, f. 4 Maio 2013

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Nascimento: 22 Abril 1935, Shanghai
Falecimento: 4 Maio 2013, West Hills, USA, Mario Machado, who earned eight Emmy Awards as a newscaster and TV host in Los Angeles starting in the 1960s, died Friday, friends announced today. He was 78.

Machado, who played collegiate soccer, called soccer games on CBS and Spanish-language television, and helped found the AYSO soccer organization, was a strong voice for allowing girls to play in the children's organization, which he helped found, a family friend said.

"Without Mario Machado's strong voice, school girls today would not be playing AYSO soccer," said Barbara Begyud.

Born in Shanghai of Chinese and Portuguese heritage, Machado was called the first Chinese-American newscaster in the L.A. market. He rose to fame as the consumer reporter on KNXT's "The Big News," the local CBS newscast that dominated the L.A. TV ratings in the 1970s and pioneered many TV news techniques that are now broadcast staples.

Machado joined KHJ-TV (now KCAL) in 1967, and was billed as the nation's first Chinese-American newsman. He jumped to KNXT (now KCBS-TV) in 1969, and hosted the midday interview show, "Noontime."

Machado also hosted an experimental KNXT program called "It Takes All Kinds," and his producer, Joe Saltzman, said it was the first broadcast portrayal of homosexuals or lesbians as normal people. "Mario was very easy to work with and appreciative of good writing and production," Saltzeman said.

A star collegiate soccer player, Machado was the play-by-play announcer on the CBS.

Television Network's North American Soccer League telecasts in the late '60s and '70s. He also hosted weekly "Star Soccer" telecasts on PBS from England.

In Spanish, he also hosted a weekly soccer roundup on the Spanish International Network (now Univision). He is a member of the AYSO Soccer Hall of Fame, and helped carry the Olympic flame through Los Angeles in 2004.

After leaving broadcast TV, Machado played newsmen in movies including "Brian's Song," "Oh, God!" "Airport '79," "Scarface" and "St. Elmo's Fire."His last big movie was 1997's "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn."

In the recent years, Machado has been gathering oral histories from people who left China after the Communist revolution, and was a co-founder of the "Old China Hands Archives" at Cal State Northridge.

Machado's wife, the former Marie Christine D'Almada Remedios, died several years ago, Begyud said. But he is survived by their four children: Brian, Michelle, Dennis and Andrea.

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Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Nascimento*: Em 22 Abril 1935 Shanghai.
  • Ocupação*: Machado's television career began in 1967, when he signed on at KHJ-TV (now KCAL-TV) as an on-air news reporter, a first for a Chinese American. The following year he began working as a color commentator at CBS owned-and-operated KNXT (now KCBS-TV) m Los Angeles. In 1969 he became the first Consumer Affairs reporter in the nation at KNXT. He became a regular reporter in 1970 on the CBS nightly broadcast, The Big News, which was Los Angeles' most popular newscast in the 1960s. He worked there with news icon, Jerry Dunphy. Jn the early and mid-1970s, Machado hosted the daily news and interview show, Noontime which aired for seven years on KNXT. As host of the nationally acclaimed medical investigation show, Medix, which ran for 208 episodes over eight seasons, he was nominated three times for "Outstanding Achievement as Host." The show garnered several Emmys and Emmy nominations. When not hosting his own talk shows or anchoring the news, Machado often played the part of a reporter, news anchor, or himself on many popular television programs.

    On the big screen, as well, Machado often portrayed a news anchor or reporter, notably as Casey Wong in the three RoboCop films. Among the other notable films in which he plays the reporter are Brian's Song (1971), Oh, God! (1977), The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979), Rocky III (1982), Scarface (1983), and St. Elmo's Fire (1985).

    Machado also appeared as himself in the Banacek episode Detour to Nowhere (1972), Blue Thunder (1983), Without Warning (1994), and An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997).

    Machado's most recent appearance was in a 2010 documentary, Shanghai Exodus, for which he also acted as consultant.

    Machado's distinctive voice can also be heard on a number of films for Retinitis Pigmentosa lnternational's TheatreVision, which provides blind audiences with a description of what is happening on the screen.

    As a star collegiate athlete and former soccer player, Machado was able to indulge his love for soccer by serving as the English language commentator at four FIFA World Cup soccer championships: in Mexico (1970), Germany (1974), Argentina (1978) and Spain (1982) for audiences throughout North America, and also at the 1984 Olympic Games.

    He was the Voice of Soccer for the CBS Television Network in 1968 and in 1976, covering the North American Soccer League (NASL). He hosted the weekly soccer program, The Best of the World Cup for the Spanish International Network. Machado hosted Star Soccer from England on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television stations for six years.

    He served as Commissioner of the American Soccer League in 1981. Between 1976 and 1984 he published Soccer Corner Magazine, for fellow enthusiasts of the sport. He was one of the founding members of AYSO with his friend Hans Stierle, and in 1971 he helped change AYSO policy to allow girls to play. In recognition for his contributions to the sport, Machado was inducted into the AYSO Hall of Fame in 1999.

    As president of MJM Communications, Machado has produced numerous special events including the Beverly Hills St. Patrick's Day Parades of 1985 and 1986, the Pet Parade, and the Festival of Nations for Los Angeles County's 150th anniversary, and in 1986, he produced the first official Spanish language coverage of the Rose Parade for Telemundo/ KVEA. An event that has produced results that are still ongoing is the Old China Hands Reunion of 1996. Between September 3 and September 9 of that year 1,100 former residents of China from all corners of the world gathered at MGM Grand Las Vegas hotel in Las Vegas for a reunion that has been called by attendees the biggest and best Old China Hands Reunion. The collection of oral histories of individuals who left China in the 1940s and 1950s gathered by Machado and co-producer, Barbara Egyud, at this event, in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas History Department, formed the nucleus of the Old China Hands Archives housed at the California State University at Northridge. The University's geography professor Robert Gohstand 8, who happens to be a Shanghai classmate of Machado, recognized the importance of saving these stories for posterity, and now heads the oral and video history project at Cal State Northridge where the Old China Hands Archives was inaugurated in 2002.
    Highlights:
         Howard Blakeslee Award
         San Francisco's Interceptor Award
         Mario Machado Day proclaimed by Mayor Benjamin Norton for December 4, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California
         Honorary mayor of Granada Hills for eight years
         Los Angeles Commissioner of Cultural Affairs
         Was one of the founding members of Nosotros, founded by Ricardo Montalban in 1970 to improve the image of Latino actors
         President Ronald Reagan appointed Machado to the Child Safety Partnership in 1986
         1987 commendation by Los Angeles County for "outstanding work on behalf of women, children and families"
         Announcer for Pope John Paul 11 Mass at Dodger Stadium
         Rode on the "Icons of Freedom" float in the 1988 Tournament of Roses Parade celebrating the U.S. Constitution, with Mickey Mouse, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, boxing champion Muhammad Ali, and others
         Honda Motors established the Mario J. Machado Scholarships in 1991
         Induction in 1999 to the AYSO Hall of Fame
         Served as Grand Marshal of numerous Los Angeles Chinatown's Chinese New Year Parades
         Honored for his contributions by Chinese Historical Society 1999
         John Anson Ford Humanitarian Award in 1994
         Cited for advancing role of Latinos in media
         1996 Humanitarian of the Year Award for more than 2,800 hours of service in 27 years
         Carried the Olympic Flame through downtown Los Angeles prior to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.6
  • Falecimento*: 4 Maio 2013 West Hills, USA, 78; Mario Machado, who earned eight Emmy Awards as a newscaster and TV host in Los Angeles starting in the 1960s, died Friday, friends announced today. He was 78.

    Machado, who played collegiate soccer, called soccer games on CBS and Spanish-language television, and helped found the AYSO soccer organization, was a strong voice for allowing girls to play in the children's organization, which he helped found, a family friend said.

    "Without Mario Machado's strong voice, school girls today would not be playing AYSO soccer," said Barbara Begyud.

    Born in Shanghai of Chinese and Portuguese heritage, Machado was called the first Chinese-American newscaster in the L.A. market. He rose to fame as the consumer reporter on KNXT's "The Big News," the local CBS newscast that dominated the L.A. TV ratings in the 1970s and pioneered many TV news techniques that are now broadcast staples.

    Machado joined KHJ-TV (now KCAL) in 1967, and was billed as the nation's first Chinese-American newsman. He jumped to KNXT (now KCBS-TV) in 1969, and hosted the midday interview show, "Noontime."

    Machado also hosted an experimental KNXT program called "It Takes All Kinds," and his producer, Joe Saltzman, said it was the first broadcast portrayal of homosexuals or lesbians as normal people. "Mario was very easy to work with and appreciative of good writing and production," Saltzeman said.

    A star collegiate soccer player, Machado was the play-by-play announcer on the CBS.

    Television Network's North American Soccer League telecasts in the late '60s and '70s. He also hosted weekly "Star Soccer" telecasts on PBS from England.

    In Spanish, he also hosted a weekly soccer roundup on the Spanish International Network (now Univision). He is a member of the AYSO Soccer Hall of Fame, and helped carry the Olympic flame through Los Angeles in 2004.

    After leaving broadcast TV, Machado played newsmen in movies including "Brian's Song," "Oh, God!" "Airport '79," "Scarface" and "St. Elmo's Fire."His last big movie was 1997's "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn."

    In the recent years, Machado has been gathering oral histories from people who left China after the Communist revolution, and was a co-founder of the "Old China Hands Archives" at Cal State Northridge.

    Machado's wife, the former Marie Christine D'Almada Remedios, died several years ago, Begyud said. But he is survived by their four children: Brian, Michelle, Dennis and Andrea.

    http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23175394/obituary-chinese-portuguese-newscaster-sportscaster-actor-mario-machado?source=jBarTicker.4,5
 

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