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Conversaciones Among “X”. Film Festivals and Latinx Filmmakers: How to submit the winning entry

By TV & DIGITAL

Want to know the secrets of entering and winning film festivals?
Join Cine Youth Fest on Wednesday, June 30th @ 4PM ET to hear how your work can be the next winning film!

Don’t miss “How to submit the winning entry” and tune in wherever you are to ask questions and hear industry experts share tips on how their creative process has won them numerous awards, and hear them breakdown the film submission process with tips on distribution, promotion and taking home the PRIZE!

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

HITN Broadcasts “Vacunate Por Todos” Exclusive Program Addressing Common Vaccine Concerns and Questions Among the Latino Community

By COMMUNITY

The one-hour special program “Vacúnate Por Todos” will be presented by internationally recognized news anchor and award-winning journalist Maria Elena Salinas and Vida Y Salud’s Editor in Chief Dr. Aliza Lifshitz joined by health expert and investigator Dr. Carlos del Rio and Public Information Officer for California’s Task force, Yurina Melara on Thursday, June 24 at 7pm ET/PT

Brooklyn, NY – HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that provides educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million U.S. households, will air “Vacunate Por Todos” during primetime on HITN-TV on Thursday, June 24 at 7 PM ET/PT. This special program will address Covid-19 vaccine inaccuracies and current distrust in the Latino community; providing the most up to date information about the importance of getting vaccinated and examine which vaccines are available in the US along with the safety of each vaccine.

María Elena Salinas, one of the most recognized Hispanic female journalists in the United States, with a close to 40-year trajectory and winner of Emmy and Peabody awards for her excellence in coverage of elections, natural disasters, armed conflicts and interviews with acclaimed international artists and personalities, kicks off “Vacunate Por Todos” alongside Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz, Editorial Director of HITN’s Health and Wellness Program ‘Vida y Salud’ and recognized as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Business Magazine. Amid the current ongoing hesitance in the Latino Community to access the COVID-19 vaccine, the program aims to arm Spanish speaking families with accurate information and supported research data to calm fears and doubts regarding Covid-19 vaccine myths and distrust. The panel will feature Dr. Carlos Del Rio, chief expert in the medical investigation field who is presently centerstage in the research area of the pandemic to discuss the differences between the vaccines available in the United States and share the latest data on Covid-19 vaccination rates among the Latino community.

According to the COVID Data Tracker by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 57% of those vaccinated shared their race/ethnicity. Out of said number, only 15% were Latino. However, in the last two weeks, 3 out of 10 vaccinations have gone to Latino residents in an effort to raise the numbers. Some of the obstacles that prevented the Latino community from getting vaccinated include fear of missing work due to side effects, the possible cost of vaccinations, immigration status, and unsolved questions around the vaccination program and individual vaccines. Some of the most recurrent questions raised around vaccines that the panel covers in the one-hour special are, “Why are the numbers of Latinos vaccinated so low? Is it out of fear or information? How long does immunity last? Will people need a third dose? Is it safe to vaccinate our children? Do the available vaccines protect against all variants of the virus?”

As leading expert in the field, Dr. Carlos del Rio is a distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Del Rio has led in research, developed policies, wrote scientific publications, and made countless media appearances as well as advising municipal, state, and national leaders on best practices and steps.

Lastly, Yurina Melara, the lead Spanish spokesperson and Public Information Officer II for California’s Vaccination Task Force focuses on sharing precise statistics that concern the Latino community to understand the relevance of the population’s vaccination.

Hosting “Vacunate Por Todos” from the city of Miami, Maria Elena Salinas and Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz will connect with Dr. Carlos del Rio and Yurina Melara Valiulis, situated in the hubs of Atlanta and Los Angeles, as well as show public surveys conducted with Latino residents concerning vaccination knowledge and continuing circling myths around it on the streets of New York and LA.

HITN will broadcast the one-hour special on Thursday, June 24 at primetime 7 pm ET/4 pm PT, and feature a rerun on Thursday, June 24 at 10 pm/PT.

To learn more about “Vacunate Por Todos”, visit https://hitn.tv/vacunate

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

Conversations Among “X” is a film festival initiative produced by HITN

By TV & DIGITAL

Conversations Among “X” is a film festival initiative produced by HITN. It’s the perfect place to meet inspiring Latinx creatives like our panelists and moderators! This week’s topic is: Making the Invisible Visible, where we will be bringing our panelists together to talk about Latinx visibility in the industry and their stories. Be sure not to miss our next live panel show on Wednesday, June 9!
Visit cineyouthfest.org for more info.

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER ON “ESTUDIO DC CON GERSON BORRERO”

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Senator Schumer returns to his Brooklyn neighborhood to speak exclusively with Gerson Borrero on a special edition of HITN’s “Estudio DC”

Brooklyn, NY – HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households across the United States, announced today the upcoming broadcast of a special edition of the network’s political talk show, “Estudio DC con Gerson Borrero” featuring Senate majority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), to air on Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

In a candid conversation with Gerson Borrero, Schumer recalls his origins raised in a humble Jewish family in Brooklyn, speaks openly about his experience in the Capitol attack of January 6, and shares his thoughts on immigration reform, economic recovery plans, and racism which he describes as “the poison in America.”

Referencing the deepening anti-immigrant sentiment across the country and what he refers to as Trump’s policy of blame targeting immigrants, he states that “we have an obligation to push it back down, to speak out strongly.” Schumer especially highlights how important immigrants are to the country’s future and affirms that “there is no better economic engine for America than immigrants.”

Known for his hands-on approach and relentless drive, Schumer has a habit of visiting the 62 counties that make up the state of New York to meet with his constituents and hear from them directly. In this interview, amid today’s health, social and economic challenges, he emphasizes the significance of maintaining the American dream alive for all and “giving people a positive path forward.”

Schumer has been in American politics his entire adult life. In January 2021, he became the first New York-born majority leader in American history and the highest-ranking elected Jewish official ever. When asked about his new leadership role, he says, “it is the hardest job I’ve ever had, but I have more energy and more enthusiasm for it than any job I’ve ever had because it is so important.”

The “Estudio DC” interview with Senator Schumer will be broadcast on the following dates and times:

  • Half-hour special featuring Senator Schumer’s one-on-one interview with Gerson Borrero: Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT. The full-hour episode will be made available on the HITN GO app immediately after the broadcast.
  • Full-hour extended episode presenting Senator Schumer’s biography along with an overview of his work on immigration reform and economic recovery: Sunday, June 13 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT and 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Michael D. Nieves during his visit at HITN in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

Cine Youth Fest presents Great Stories in Another Genre: STORYTELLING THROUGH MURALS

By TV & DIGITAL

How do we tell our stories through art? Tune in for another exciting live panel discussion from Conversations Among X series, ‘Great Stories in Another Genre: Storytelling through Murals’, on Wednesday, May 19th @ 4 pm ET. with Jessie Fuentes and renowned muralists from around the world. Join us as we take a deep dive into shaping narratives and the fascinating connection between filmmaking, our passions, and art.

Don’t miss it! visit cineyouthfest.org for more info.

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISHNetwork, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

Cine Youth Fest Launches Panel Series, as Lead up to Film Festival

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Conversations Among “X” Series launches with Focus on the Role of Imagination and Storytelling in Times of Pandemic

Brooklyn, NY — HITN TV announced a series of virtual panels leading up to the premier of the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest. The events include discussions with Latinx content creators in a variety of mediums, as well as visibility and representation of Latinx across the creative spectrum.

These events will be livestreamed on a monthly basis leading up to the Cine Youth Fest to take place Sept. 18 – Oct. 16, 2021. The first panel planned for March 17, is entitled “Imagination in the Time of the Pandemic: Stories by Latinx Creatives” and will feature a panel discussion moderated by writer/director/filmmaker Lorena Russi.

Panelists for the conversation about how the pandemic has shifted art and creativity include:

  • Chris Yong-Garcia, Peruvian designer, cultural producer and founder of LatinLover Food & Travel Magazine
  • Carmen Febo-San Miguel, executive director of Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc., a Philadelphia organization promoting Puerto Rican arts and culture and empowering the community.
  • Kristian Mercado Figueroa, Puerto Rican filmmaker, screenwriter and director.
  • Ivelisse “Bombera de Corazon” Diaz, dancer, vocalist and leader within Chicago’s Bomba community.

“By bringing together Latinx creative leaders and practitioners in the arts field, we are showing young filmmakers a path to share their voice, to elevating their visibility in their communities and in the film industry,” said Cynthia Rivera, Director of Festival Operations, Cine Youth Fest. “Representation matters, and we want to empower these youth filmmakers by exposing them to the knowledge and experience gained by other Latinx professionals who’ve achieved success in the arts.”

This first virtual panel, along with the rest of the series of virtual conversations to be held monthly, are designed to support and inspire young creatives leading up to the inaugural ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was postponed from its initial 2020 launch, and will instead take place during the fall of 2021. The new submission period will be July 19 – Aug. 30, 2021.

“During the past year, many of us have spent more time apart and isolated. Through this series of virtual panels and through the Cine Youth Fest, we’re excited to bring people close together again and using technology to continue building a stronger connection within our Latinx creative community,” said Caitlin Agrón, Cine Youth Fest Social Media Strategy & Publishing

The Conversations Among “X” virtual series will be livestreamed across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitch social media channels. For more information about the first event and details about how to join the conversation, visit https://hitn.tv/cyflive/. To learn more about the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest and how to participate or submit a film, visit http://cineyouthfest.org/.

Upcoming events:

April 7, 2021. Evolving Visions of the Future: Stories by Latinx creatives. Participants: Richard Santiago (Artist), Melissa Duprey (Actress), Nydia Castillo (Actress), and Vico Ortiz (Actor).

April 28, 2021. Addressing Latinx Invisibility: A discussion from the trenches. Participants: Adrian Roman (Artist), Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz (Children’s book author), Rhina Valentin (Actress), and Waldo Cabrera (Journalist).

Check the website for a full list of events and dates: cineyouthfest.

The ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest will be presented in collaboration with educational institutions across New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Pennsylvania, Miami and Puerto Rico. A grand prize winner will be selected to receive a cash prize of $5000. An additional student scholarship of $2,000.00 will be awarded to the outstanding work submitted by a student. Additional virtual learning courses will be awarded.

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

HITN PREMIERES IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTARY ON DR. FAUCI’S LIFE AND WORK

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HITN, in collaboration with The Associated Press and South Florida PBS, produced an original hour-long documentary on Dr. Anthony Fauci. ‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter’ spans through his humble early beginnings in Brooklyn to becoming a leading voice among global health experts.

Brooklyn, NY – HITN TV partnered with The Associated Press and South Florida PBS to produce this special one-hour long documentary, ‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter,’ premiering exclusively in Spanish language on HITN TV on Monday, March 15th at 10pm EST/7pm PST with repeat broadcasts on Thursday, March 18 8pm EST/5pm PST, and Sunday, March 20, 11am EST/8am PST. HITN GO users will have the opportunity to watch it ahead of time starting on Wednesday, March 10th.

‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter’ features an in-depth look into the life of Doctor Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert and one of the main figures in the ongoing extraordinary battle against COVID-19. During his career, Dr. Fauci has advised seven consecutive presidents, including current President Joe Biden. Dr. Anthony Fauci has been at the forefront of major epidemics since 1984.

Fauci’s research publications and studies played a major role in uncovering the importance of AIDS and its various ramifications in society. A relentless pursuer of scientific truth and factual information, Fauci extensively investigated subsequent virus outbreaks such as SARS, Avian influenza, H1N1 (also known as the Swine Flu), Zika, Ebola, and most recently, COVID-19.

‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter’ dives into Fauci’s professional facet, through the words of those who have been close to him all these years, including renowned experts like Dr. John I. Gallin, Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center; Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), and Victoria Harden, retired Director of the Office of NIH History and the Stetten Museum at the NIH.

The documentary also examines Fauci’s personal life with unique interviews that offer a glimpse of the man behind the work: from the early days growing up in the apartment above his father’s pharmacy, delivering prescriptions to ill customers and realizing his calling in the medical field to eventually graduating first in class at Cornell Medical College, and performing as a clinical doctor, nurturing his quest for perfectionism. A committed family man, Fauci always made it a point to return home for dinner with his wife and children albeit facing 80+ hour weeks.

“Fauci: The Virus Hunter is a remarkable production which South Florida PBS’ Health Channel was able to bring to fruition thanks to our Board and strong partnerships such as the ones with The Associated Press and HITN. We could not be more excited about the premiere and about the interest we have received from PBS stations across the country,” said Dolores Sukhdeo, President and CEO of South Florida PBS.

“We are very pleased to partner with South Florida PBS and HITN on this project,” said Michael Fabiano, Vice President AP Productions. “Dr. Fauci has had a remarkable life, now serving his seventh president and his public service impact has been significant.”

At 80 years old, Doctor Anthony Fauci is regarded as a source of inspiration, especially in the younger communities, to follow into the same footsteps and become the great doctors and researchers of tomorrow.

“We are delighted to have created this amazing partnership among iconic brands to bring the incredible life and career of Dr. Fauci to Spanish speaking families. We believe this important documentary will inspire and contribute a lasting impact to the next generation of scientists and innovators” said Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN.

‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter’ is among HITN TV’s most anticipated original productions of the year as part of its on-going educational content, and continuous recognition of the most influential figures and voices making an impact in the communities it serves.

‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter’ is produced by HITN in partnership with The Associated Press and South Florida PBS. It will broadcast nationally in the United States through HITN in Spanish-language and PBS affiliate stations. In addition the program is available for international distribution.

To learn more about this exclusive premiere, please visit https://hitn.tv/fauci

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T Uverse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

About South Florida PBS:
SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is Florida’s largest public media company, including Public Broadcasting stations WXEL-TV, serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast and WPBT2, serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and the Health Channel, the only 24/7 channel dedicated to health in the nation. SOUTH FLORIDA PBS connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida’s history. Leading the way in this global society, SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming, and tells different local, regional and national stories across a variety of digital media platforms. Some of our award-winning productions
include James Patterson’s Kid Stew, Changing Seas, Art Loft and Your South Florida. For more information, visit www.southfloridapbs.org

About The Associated Press
The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day. Online: www.ap.org

HITN TRANSMITS LIVE LANDING OF NASA’S PERSEVERANCE ROVER ON MARS

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HITN broadcasts Live transmission of Nasa’s Perseverance Rover landing on Mars premiering on HITN-TV and the HITN GO App

Brooklyn, New York – HITN has partnered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to broadcast live coverage of the Perseverance Rover landing on Mars on Thursday, February 18, 2021. This momentous event will begin at 2:30PM EST/11:30 PST and will be available in Spanish language on HITN-TV and on the HITN GO App.

The live transmission will allow viewers to watch the final descent after a 7-month circuit, 300-million-mile voyage through the solar system that launched on July 30, 2020 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Part of NASA’s latest expedition to the Red Planet, the Mars 2020 mission is designed to seek signs of ancient life at the Jezero Crater, with plans to collect rock and soil samples for a possible future return and study on Earth.

Perseverance Rover is the fifth consecutive rover named by 13-year-old Alexander Mather from Virginia following a 28,000 initial K-12 entries student essay competition as part of Nasa’s continuous efforts to make space discovery an inclusive, educational opportunity.

“At HITN, we are excited to bring this great educational content and experience to the US Hispanic communities. We hope it will help support and encourage young Latinos to think about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math said, Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN.

“I’m so proud of NASA’s efforts to better share the excitement of the Perseverance rover landing with the nearly half a billion Spanish speakers around the world. ‘Juntos perseveramos’ (Together we persevere) is NASA’s first Spanish-language show for a historic landing on another planet and will showcase the diversity of the NASA team behind Mars 2020,” said Bhayva Lal, acting NASA chief of staff. “The name of the show recognizes that perseverance and diversity are critical to NASA’s successful undertaking of ambitious missions like next week’s Perseverance landing.”

HITN TV has also created a dedicated segment on the channel’s website featuring a Mars 2020 digital countdown to closely follow the landing of Perseverance Rover from any device, together with 3D graphically optimized games, fun facts about the rover, and a comprehensive image gallery featuring educational videos and possible paths to provide a fully immersive experience for Spanish speaking families. For more information, visit: https://hitn.tv/marte

The program will be available for all U.S. audiences through the HITN GO App, which can be downloaded on the App Store, Google Play, Apple TV and Roku devices.

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T Uverse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

HITN BROADCASTS LIVE COVERAGE OF INAUGURATION DAY 2021

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HITN TV’s host Gerson Borrero will keep the Hispanic community informed in real time, on the proceedings of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration ceremony as the 46th President of the United States.

Brooklyn, NY –– As part of its mission to keep the Hispanic community informed about political developments, HITN-TV will broadcast the inauguration ceremony on January 20 that will make Joseph R. Biden Jr. the 46th president of the United States. Gerson Borrero will inform the audience about the historic event delivering ceremony details starting from 11am ET, followed by the live coverage at noon. This year’s inaugural theme, “America United” aims to restore the “soul of America,” by bringing the country together to create “a path to a brighter future.” Viewers will also be able to stream the live coverage through the HITN Go app.

Gerson Borrero acclaimed political commentator, award winning journalist and host of ‘Estudio DC’, will be broadcasting from the HITN’s production studios in Brooklyn, New York, where he will be accompanied virtually by analysts such as Sandra Lilley, Editor at NBC News Latino, Jerry Goldfeder, special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Hernan Molina, political analyst and special counsel, Marili Cancio Johnson, attorney at Marili Cancio Johnson PA, Larry Cosme, the National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and Jose Arango, Hudson County GOP Chairman. These experts will provide the viewers with interesting commentary about the ceremony’s proceedings and their significance.

“Our commitment has always been to provide our audience with resources that keep them informed about what is happening in the political arena. At HITN, we believe that, through high-quality content, we are contributing to the promotion of civic engagement of the Hispanic community in the United States”, said Michael D. Nieves, President and CEO of HITN.

Due to the pandemic, the ceremony had to be adapted and scaled-back to comply with Covid-19 measures. The traditional swearing in on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington DC will be kept, where Biden will deliver a public address after taking the inaugural oath. However, the inaugural parade and the traditional balls will be held virtually with limited in-person attendance. Instead, there will be televised and virtual events so that viewers can be part of the celebrations.

“The nation and the world will be witnessing what so many have taken for granted: a peaceful transfer of power. Concerns for the security of those present at the ceremony are heightened to unprecedented levels. This is truly historical. And as a journalist I along with our HITN team will give our viewers an interesting and informative special broadcast,” Gerson Borrero commented.

Viewers will be able to get the full coverage of Borrero’s pre-show and the inauguration ceremony at HITN-TV, as well as through the HITN Go app: https://hitn.tv/go/

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

Remembering Armando Manzanero

By COMMUNITY

More than a singer-songwriter, a humble and profound man

HITN, in co-production with VME, present an interview featuring beloved Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero by renowned Leila Cobo, Executive Director for Latin content and programming at Billboard Magazine. This tribute to the maestro will air on Sunday, January 3rd, 9:00 East/West Time on HITN-TV.

Brooklyn, New York – HITN, in co-production with VMETV, through HITN TV, have the honor of presenting a special program where Leila Cobo allows audiences to get to know the Mexican composer, musician, and artist Armando Manzanero who, through an interesting conversation and music, talks about his life, his motivations, the romanticism that runs through his veins and his successes that reveal with mischievous simplicity, the real Manzanero. The special program will be broadcasted on January 3rd at 9:00 p.m. East/West Time on HITN-TV.

After the sad loss of maestro Armando Manzanero at the age of 85 on December 28th, in Mexico City, HITN TV will air a special program as a tribute to one of the most important exponents of Latin music and modern bolero, who during his seven-decade career, composed over 400 memorable songs that were performed by the world’s greatest singers such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Andrea Bocelli, José, Alejandro Fernández and Luis Miguel, many of which have stood the test of time and the language barrier.

The journalist, writer, novelist, pianist, and TV presenter, Leila Cobo, allows us to see beyond the great singer-songwriter and witness a passionate of the piano, music, and good food, and a lover of love, a humble and engaging man, who enjoyed a good life with mischief and good humor.

Leila Cobo, Executive Director for Latin content and programming at Billboard Magazine commented, “Perhaps the most prolific and well-known composer of our Latin music, Armando Manzanero wrote some of the most emblematic and renowned songs of our continent and the world. In this interview, along with his piano, he told us about love, the stories behind the songs and always, his commitment to music and musicians”.

“For HITN it is an honor to be able to remember Armando Manzanero through his own words. Our audience has a deep emotional connection with his songs and his career”, said Erika Vogt-Lowell, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at HITN.

“VME has a significant programming archive and this interview with maestro Manzanero by Leila Cobo is an excellent example of the quality of our content. We are very pleased to be able to broadcast it at this important time to remember one of the great leaders of the Latin music industry”, said Doris Vogelmann, VP of Programming and Operations at VME.

Manzanero was born in Merida, Yucatan in 1935, and won first place in the 1st edition of the Miami Song Festival. In 1993, he was recognized with the Billboard Magazine Award of Excellence. In 2010 he received the Latin Grammy Award for his career and the Latin Grammy Award for best pop vocal album in a duo/group. He also chaired the Board of Directors of the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico. He was the anchor-man of the program “El estudio de Manzanero” on Channel 22. In 2014, the Recording Academy recognized him with the Grammy Award for Artistic Trajectory. Finally, in 2020 he won the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award.

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is the leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Altice. Edye users can learn more about the platform at www.edye.com and download the Edye app through the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information visit www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.