dessert recipes

There’s Always Room for Dessert at HITN-TV Pastry Chef, Amanda Laporte Brings Her Homemade Family Dessert Recipes to HITN’s Lineup

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – HITN-TV, the network that offers educational and entertaining programming to U.S. Hispanic audiences, is announcing the addition of celebrity pastry chef, food stylist, and cookbook author Amanda Laporte. Amanda’s show, Postres Caseros (Homemade Desserts) spotlights her family recipes along with her unmistakable aesthetic touch to help viewers recreate gourmet desserts, providing the dessert recipes in their very own kitchens. Episodes will start airing on November 16th, 2016.

“It’s a distinct pleasure to welcome pastry chef and renowned food stylist, Amanda Laporte to our growing lineup of health and lifestyle programming this fall,” said Eric Turpin, HITN-TV General Manager. “With the holiday season around the corner, HITN-TV is committed to offering our viewers healthy options for their holiday table, but since there’s always room for the traditional family dessert recipe, we’ve added tartas, trufas and galletas to the holiday menu with our new show, Postres Caseros. We believe it’s the perfect addition to complement our commitment to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.”

Amanda’s love of desserts and food art, coupled with a genuine connection to her Hispanic community, is one she   inherited from her mother and grandmother. This is how she has captured the interest of so many Hispanic households throughout the years. In Postres Caseros, the curious combination of her sweet tone and the simplicity of her words envelop her audience in a fluid and open conversation. HITN-TV viewers across the country will be treated to an array of homemade sweet recipes to brighten up every Hispanic dinner table this holiday season. And viewers who thought of replicating their abuelita’s traditional recipes as a daunting task will now enjoy Amanda’s culinary creativity as she turns gourmet sweets into simple, yet sophisticated delicacies. From ice cream and rice pudding, to tartas and petit fours, viewers are in for a fruitful treat.

“I’m pleased to be sharing my love for dessert-making and food styling with my fellow Hispanic community,” said Amanda Laporte, celebrity host of Postres Caseros. “Brightening up one’s holiday table is really simple. A delicious and perfect dessert is nothing more than several flavors, aromas and textures, coupled with a delicate and caring technique. It’s simple – all desserts need is a little bit of love and care.”

In addition to the culinary simplicity and practicality Amanda brings to Postres Caseros, this pastry chef delivers her food styling expertise with a delicate touch. Guests will satisfy their sweet cravings and indulge in the most succulent of desserts, fit to please the eye and the palate. Amanda offers viewers her sweet weapons, including shards of brittle and clouds of fluffy meringue to add drama, style, texture and glorious flavor. To elevate the intelligent recreation of our abuelitas’ homemade postres, Amanda’s decorating tips will be sure to take your holiday desserts to the next level.

Postres Caseros airs on November 16th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST/ 12:00 p.m. PST. To watch HITN-TV, please visit www.hitn.org/operadores.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

Witnessing History

Join HITN-TV In Witnessing History

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Witnessing History With HITN Can Get  You A  Chance to Experience the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. Win a 3-Day All-Inclusive Trip to Washington, DC!

Brooklyn, NYHITN-TV, the network that provides educational and entertaining programming to over 42 million households across the country, is offering viewers a chance to experience the 2017 presidential inauguration in person. HITN-TV will be sending one contestant and a guest of their choice on a historic 2-day, all-inclusive trip to attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

The contest is not a game of luck, but rather a test of knowledge. Participants are challenged to utilize their grasp of the current presidential election and their understanding of the Electoral College to present an analysis of how each state will vote on election night: Tuesday, November 8th. The successful contestant will win the trip to Washington, D.C. if they can accurately predict the winner of the most states.

The contest is part of HITN-TV’s educational campaign, Tu Momento 2016 (Your Moment 2016). The campaign features a series of television segments and online vignettes designed to promote a better understanding of the presidential election process for the 27 million U.S. Hispanics who are eligible to vote. The campaign covers the important components that make up the presidential election process, while highlighting the importance of voting and being politically engaged.

We are honored to present our Hispanic audience with an opportunity to showcase their understanding of the presidential election process. As our community becomes more informed with national politics, it develops a deeper appreciation for the electoral process and are thus more likely to vote on Election Day,” explained Mike Nieves, President and CEO of HITN. “By studying the process by which a U.S. President is elected, better-informed voters are not only engaged in the political process, but they also increase their chances of winning our Tu Momento 2016 contest, which earns them a trip to Washington, DC to experience American history on an entirely new level!”

Participants can enter for a chance to win by submitting the “Vive Tu Momento” Registration Form on www.HITN.org. The submission process will take no longer than 5 minutes. HITN-TV will announce the winner on Election Day on Tuesday, November 8th during HITN-TV Live Election Night coverage.  Viewers can join the conversation online by submitting questions and comments on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @HITN.

To understand how the Electoral College Works watch this video below

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

Chef Lidia Bastianich

Chef Lidia Bastianich Joins the HITN Family

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HITN-TV is the First US Spanish-Language Network to Broadcast Bastianich’s Cooking Shows

Brooklyn, N.Y. – HITN-TV, the network that offers educational and entertaining programming to U.S. Hispanic audiences, is announcing the addition of celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich and her Emmy award-winning cooking shows, La Italia de Lidia” (Lidia in Italy) and La Italia de Lidia en América” (Lidia’s Italy in America) to its growing line-up of health and lifestyle programming. The episodes will be adapted for Spanish-language viewers and will, for the first time, be broadcasted to the U.S. Hispanic market.

We are proud to introduce our viewers to Lidia Bastianich,” said Eric Turpin, HITN-TV General Manager. “Mrs. Bastianich is one of the most cherished chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author and a renown restaurateur. Yet despite her very demanding schedule, Mrs. Bastianich still manages to prioritize her Italian family and culture. And we believe these valuable qualities – the love for her children and the pride she has for her heritage – are traits that will resonate with our Hispanic audience.

Keeping to HITN-TV’s commitment to providing educational and entertaining programming, viewers who tune in to “La Italia de Lidia en América” will learn interesting facts about the influence of the Italian culture in various facets of American culture, including food, music and art. In “La Italia de Lidia,” viewers are introduced to Italy through a series of episodes featuring local specialties from Rome, Naples, Padua, Sicily, Trieste and Istria. Throughout the program, Mrs. Bastianich’s friends and family join the food fiesta; Lidia’s daughter Tanya shares some of her Italian cooking secrets and her brother Joseph serves as Lidia’s very own wine connoisseur.

La Italia de Lidia” airs on Saturdays, at 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT Pacific, and “La Italia de Lidia en América” airs on Saturdays at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT Pacific. Please visit www.hitn.org/operadores to find out where you can watch HITN-TV.

Open your appetite for watching Lidia’s Italy in America with the following video

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

HITN-TV to Present Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 39th Annual Public Policy Conference and Awards Gala

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The Largest Latino Gala in the Country to Welcome President Obama and Secretary Clinton on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 39th Annual Public Policy Conference and Awards Gala

Brooklyn, NY – HITN-TV, the television network that offers educational programing that also entertains Hispanic audiences across the United States, will present the 39thAnnual Public Policy Conference and Awards Gala of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The event, which is the largest Hispanic gala in the county, will welcome President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton as its special guests.

CHCI’s Annual Awards Gala is the signature event in its Hispanic Heritage Month list of events. The gala will also present CHCI’s highest honors – The CHCI Medallion of Excellence award – to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of two Latino leaders who have kept the promise to their communities through their extraordinary efforts:

Cheech Marin – Medallion of Excellence in the Arts, Entertainment

Anna Maria Chavez – American Dream Medallion of Excellence in Education

HITN will air re-caps of the CHCI 2016 Public Policy Conference coverage during primetime programming starting on Tuesday, September 13th through Thursday, September 15th. To conclude the coverage of the event HITN will air a one-hour special of CHCI Public Conference on Sunday, September 18th at 8pm / ET with an encore airing at 11pm / ET.

WHAT: HITN-TV to present the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 39th Annual Public Policy Conference and Awards Gala

WHEN:  Sunday, September 18th at 8pm / ET

WHO: President Obama, Secretary Clinton and  Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

HITN NatGeo and Fox Partnership

HITN-TV Partners with Nat Geo and Fox to Bring New Programming in September

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Acquisitions of New Content will Expand HITN’s New Programming StrategyHITN NatGeo and Fox Partnership

Brooklyn, NY – HITN-TV, the television network that offers educational programing that also and entertains Hispanic audiences across the United States, is announcing today a content agreement with NatGeo and Fox Networks Group to acquire new programming. These latest acquisitions will start to air the week of September 5th, 2016.

The new programing will include a series by the popular dog whisperer, Cesar Millan. In Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack, the popular dog trainer searches for the perfect candidates to adopt rescued dogs. In Cesar to the Rescue, Millan goes into neighborhoods terrorized by misbehaving dogs, and by using his unmatched ‘dog whispering’ skills, he brings balance to dogs and humans alike.

“These new programs are important additions to HITN-TV’s programming,” said Eric Turpin, HITN-TV’s General Manager. “They include factual productions, featuring a number of new titles that are part of our ongoing programming strategy to provide exciting and fresh new content that continues to grow our audience in 2016.

Also premiering on HITN-TV in September is Dr. Vet, L.A., which features three of LA’s best-known Hispanic veterinary physicians, solving complicated cases and offering tips for animal safety and human-pet relations.

As one of HITN-TV’s strongest content line-up so far, we are planning to push these new shows hard; I believe the new programming for September has the potential to be a big hit among our audience,” said Florentina Almonte, Programming Director of HITN-TV.

The fall lineup will also includes two new programs: Aquiles in Houston, the adventures of Chef Aquiles Chaves and his family as they move to the U.S. to open a Mexican restaurant; and Nuestra Mirada (Our Look), a four-part special profiling Hispanic immigrants struggling to succeed in the United States, narrated by journalist and producer, Rolando Nichols.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

Young Film Critics

New York City’s First Boot Camp for Young Film Critics Makes it to Prime Time

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Sandy Kenyon, ABC Entertainment Reporter and movie critic visits the camp for young film critics!

Brooklyn, NY – For the second consecutive year, the HITN-TV / KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp has graduated another class of future movie critics. And in the coming months, many of these new graduates will start critiquing major motion pictures – but they’ll have to finish their homework first since these up-and-coming film reviewers are all school-age!

In early August, a group of young participants were invited to the studios of HITN-TV – which are located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard – to learn the art of writing and videotaping their film reviews, to develop critical thinking skills and to practice on-camera interview skills. Once the young participants complete the week-long camp, they have the opportunity to join the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team. This group of national youth reporters attend press screenings, interview talent on the red carpet, and review new film releases rated PG-13 and younger. These young film critics – ages 8 to 18 – and their reviews are seen, read or listened to by more than 7 million people every month.

The weeklong camp is designed and administered by KIDS FIRST!, the developer of the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program. Many of the campers this year were awarded a scholarship by HITN-TV to cover the full cost participating in the camp. At the completion of the Boot Camp, participants will have developed their critical writing skills, learned advanced communications skills and explored media as a career option. The Film Critics Boot Camp is a first of its kind in New York City and is the result of partnership between HITN-TV and KIDS FIRST!.

After a successful inaugural year, the HITN-TV / KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp added a second week-long camp designed for youth who have already participated as a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic or have extensive media experience. As part of the camp activities, the students meet with special guests from the entertainment industry including actors, film critics and producers. This year Sandy Kenyon, the venerable Entertainment Reporter and movie critic for ABC Eyewitness News in New York City visited the camp. Mr. Kenyon spoke to the group about entertainment reporting and offered tips such as the importance of not becoming friends with famous celebrities since that makes its harder to later critique their role in a film. Mr. Kenyon also graciously invited the group to tour ABC Studios in Manhattan and to appear on-air as guest film critics the same day he reviewed the amazing reboot of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’s Dragon.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, a national, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization founded in 1991 whose mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s media. For more information, visit www.kidsfirst.org

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

National Wildlife Day

HITN Explores the Wild Side of Nature with Special Programming to Celebrate National Wildlife Day

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Brooklyn, NY – HITN-TV, the network that provides entertaining programing that aims to educate the U.S. Hispanic audience, will celebrate National Wildlife Day on September 4th with special episodes and documentaries featuring our nation’s wildlife.

HITN’s National Wildlife Day line-up will air:

Sunday, September 4th from 12:00 PM / ET (9:00 am / PT) through 12:00 AM / ET (9:00 pm / PT)

The line-up of programs includes a one-hour special that introduces viewers to Dr. Andrea Marshall, the first person in the world to complete a PhD on manta rays, and her journey to preserve the management of the enigmatic and over-fished manta ray population of Mozambique. The line up also includes a documentary that follows the story of zoologist, Martin Hughes-Games and his team dedicated individuals who’s lifework is to save the young of endangered animals – who are the key to preserving some of our planet’s most critically species. And much, much more.

By presenting this programming on the National Wildlife Day, our viewers will learn the stories of the men and women working worldwide to make a difference by helping to save and preserve some of our planet’s most critically vulnerable species” explained Florentina Almonte, HITN-TV’s Director of Programming.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

children’s programming

HITN-TV Announces New Children’s Programming

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – HITN-TV, the network that offers educational and entertainment programming to U.S. Hispanic audiences, announced today additions to its lineup of children’s programming schedule The new shows will start airing this Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (7:00AM Pacific Time).

HITN is adding a number of fun new kids’ shows and airing the second seasons of some familiar titles,” said Florentina Almonte, HITN-TV’s Director of Programming. “These new voices will make the content we offer young audiences even more varied and exceptional.”

Horacio and the Plasticines features Horacio, a boy who runs home from school every day to see his unusual friends, ‘Los Plasticines,’ four lumps of multicolored clay who live on his desk and come to life to offer Horacio and his friend Flo advice and practical tips for dealing with childhood concerns.

Joe & Jack follows the adventures of Joe, a fun four-year-old, his best friend and a witty cat named Jack. The two friends encounter all sorts of fun situations, using their imaginations to transform tree branches into a secret agent’s hideout or a cardboard box into a spaceship. Joe y Jack stimulates childhood creativity while emphasizing the value of friendship.

Fifi and the Flowertots is a celebration of the outdoors, led by Fifi, a mischievous and forgetful flower who encourages kids to adopt healthy habits. Fifi lives in a colorful garden that offers countless diversions, embarking on several adventures with her friends.

Omm Moo exposes kids to the practice of yoga, inviting them to follow along as six cows demonstrate their gymnastic abilities in a series of different poses. A cat that guides them through each pose and its benefits, and three children who follow his instructions in real life lead the cows.

Telmo & Tula Arts & Crafts presents a second season full of humor and fun activities. Joining the hosts this time around is a mouse who helps them lead children on arts and crafts projects they can do at home with easy-to-find materials.

Finally, Quiz Time is an interactive game show created with the aid of cognitive development experts that leads kids on a series of problem-solving challenges to help them learn numbers, improve their visual memory and develop motor skills and coordination.

 

What: HITN-TV Announces New Children’s Programming


When: Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

(7:00AM Pacific Time)


Where: HITN-TV( www.hitn.org/donde-ver-hitn )

About HITN

HITN-TV es la compañía líder de medios en idioma español, enfocada en programación educativa y cultural para toda la familia. Alcanza a más de 44 millones a través de los EE. UU. y Puerto Rico por DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, y Cablevision. Para más información, visite  www.hitn.org

Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

HITN-TV Presents Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

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Brooklyn, NY – As part of its mission to present educational programming relevant to the needs of its audience, the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network – HITN-TV announced today that it will air two  programs with special coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, on Sunday, July 24th and Sunday, July 31st.

“The Latino vote will play an important role in this year’s presidential elections and HITN-TV is committed to offering informative programming that will help our Spanish-speaking audience better understand the complex U.S. electoral process,” explained Mike Nieves, President and CEO of HITN.

This latest effort is part of Tu Momento 2016 (Your Moment 2016); an educational campaign the network launched last April to explain the workings of the United States’ electoral system and which has been well received by the Hispanic community.

Gerson Borrero, HITN’s veteran presenter, will host the convention coverage, which will begin on Sunday, July 24th with a detailed summary and analysis of the Republican National Convention and will continue on Sunday, July 31st with a similar recap of the top moments from the Democratic party’s convention.

Both programs will feature commentary about the importance of both conventions and what they mean for the Hispanic community, all presented in the moderate, neutral style that characterizes HITN-TV’s reporting. HITN-TV will continue to cover the electoral process with a variety of live and detailed coverage through election day in November.

“The millions of Hispanics living in the United States need to be well-informed about political realities in this country in their own language,” added Eric Turpin, HITN TV’s General Manager.  “HITN-TV has taken on this role and it has a responsibility we take very seriously.”

What: Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

When: July 24th and July 31s

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

The Great Fallacy

HITN-TV to Debut The Great Fallacy – a Documentary About the Crisis in Puerto Rico

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Brooklyn, N.Y.  – HITN, a Pay TV network dedicated to offering content relevant to Spanish-speaking audiences in the US and Puerto Rico, will premiere for the first time in U.S Cable TV history the documentary ‘La Gran Falacia’ (The Great Fallacy) this Sunday, June 26!

La Gran Falacia’ is the first documentary by a television network dedicated to analyzing the current political, economic and social situation in Puerto Rico. It features exclusive interviews with leading historians and politicians, who examine the island’s recent history and explore possible solutions to the crisis.

Among the important issues addressed are Puerto Rico’s default on its public debt and the island’s complicated legal status as a commonwealth of the United States, which obliges it to comply with US economic regulations but prevents it from declaring an orderly bankruptcy, much less pursue a financial bailout!

HITN-TV is pleased to present the premiere of this important documentary about the situation in Puerto Rico and the debate in Congress to determine the island’s economic future,” HITN-TV General Manager Eric Turpin remarked.

Under the slogan “every nation is responsible for its own destiny,” the documentary aims to inform and raise awareness of the issues while urging Puerto Ricans to stay strong in the face of crisis.

La Gran Falacia’ was produced by Paco Vázquez and directed by Paco Vázquez, Teresa Velez and Felo DeBoriken.

It will premiere on HITN-TV Sunday, June 26 at 9:00 pm, ET / 6:00 pm PT.

Watch the trailer below:

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv