BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 special programs with detailed 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 Spanish-speaking audiences better understand the complex U.S. electoral process," explained Mike Nieves, President and CEO of HITN.
This latest effort is part of 2016: Tu Momento (2016: Your Moment), an educational campaign the network launched last April to explain the workings of the US electoral system and which has been well-received in 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 ands 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 convention 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," Eric Turpin, HITN's General Manager, noted. "HITN-TV has taken on this role, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously."
HITN-TV provides commercial Spanish-language educational programming in the United States. It reaches over 40 million households in key Hispanic markets across the country. It is distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico through DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter, Cablevision, Mediacom and is available in select markets through Time Warner Cable. For more information visit: http://www.hitn.org/en/about-us
What: Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions