Q: You've sort of become a representative for the Latino community in America. I'm wondering what that role could do for a talk show.

A: Well, obviously there's a lot of dimensions to it. I like the fact that with the success of my shows in syndication that it's given me a stronger multicultural audience and that I can still be myself and be very Mexican.

Yet the comedy isn't particularly about Mexicans as much as it is about an economic situation. If you grew up poor, you grew up with less and it isn't just because all Mexicans are poor. That's generalization. But they're stories of my life because that's what my life was about. 


So as a representative of that, yes. We want to be included in the fabric of America. We're part of it. Are we workers and here undocumented? ... Yes. Are we here legally? Yes. Are we doctors and lawyers and nurses and teachers and Supreme Court justices and secretary of the interior and secretary of labor? Absolutely.

So you talk about one thing, and when you're Lou Dobbs, you focus on one thing. And when you're George Lopez, you focus on that one thing and the 15 other great things that are involved with being Latino, which you don't usually get. The show will not be a political format for my political views as much I want it to just be an hour where people are entertained and everybody is with everybody.


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