Touch of a Poet
Berkeley Public Access
Cable TV Series
Marianna Ruybalid

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Producer's Notes: Touch of a Poet Cable TV Series (1996 - 1998) was a series of poetry readings video recorded at the University Art Museum in Berkeley. Each edited half hour television program included a featured reader and several open mic readers. Fifty-four of the over sixty programs recorded in the museum's basement were produced for Berkeley's Public Access Television Channel 25 (now Channel 28) and were broadcast Friday nights at eight o'clock. Enjoy!
Mariana Louise Ruybalid Jan 23, 1950 - Oct. 13, 2019 Mariana Ruybalid was born in Denver, CO to Louis and Seraphima Ruybalid. At age four Mariana taught herself to read with an electric typewriter. She spoke multiple languages and earned degrees in Math, Philosophy, Operations Research, Psychology, and Biblical Studies. Mariana died peacefully at home, survived by brother John of New Mexico. Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 22, 2019

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