BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HITN-TV, the network that provides educational and entertainment content for US Hispanic audiences, is presenting a summary of last Monday's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with a focus on top issues of concern for the nation's Latino community. The special program will air Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. PT).
The analysis, featuring excerpts from the debate, is part of Tu Momento2016 (Your Moment2016), an HITN-TV programming initiative launched in April dedicated to covering the electoral process.
"We are pleased to present this summary of the first presidential debate, with a special emphasis on issues with the potential to affect the lives and futures of millions of Hispanic families in the United States," said Eric Turpin, General Manager of HITN. "This is shaping up to be a historic election and our team is working hard to cover every step in the 2016 presidential race."
According to Nielsen data, approximately 84 million people in the United States watched the debate and Twitter postings about it totaled around 17.1 million. Preliminary estimates are that the showdown between the two presidential frontrunners attracted the largest audience of any political debate in US history.
HITN-TV's special on the debate will be hosted by veteran political journalist Gerson Borrero, a regular commentator for Tu Momento2016, the network programming campaign designed to help the Hispanic community understand the complex US electoral system.
Tu Momento2016 will continue to cover and analyze the latest developments in the electoral process, including the remaining two presidential debates in October, all the way up to Election Day on November 8th, and the inauguration of the country's new president in January.
The first program of its type produced in Spanish especially for Hispanic audiences, the debate special was filmed with 4K Ultra High Definition technology and uses sophisticated graphics that make the onscreen analysis attractive and easy to understand.
HITN-TV is the only Spanish-language network focused on educational and cultural programing for the whole family. It reaches over 40 million homes across the United States and Puerto Rico through DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. For more information, log in to www.HITN.org.
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