Monday, March 5, 2007

Un programa de propaganda castrista de la empresa de television por cable Comcast sera transmitido en su canal CN8.

The "Art Fennell Reports" Focus on Cuba Culminates with One-Hour Special Airing in April on Occasion of 46th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs Invasion By PR Newswire
PHILADELPHIA, March 5 /PRNewswire/ --

As worldwide interest in Cuba grows amid speculation of Fidel Castro's health and an evolving American-Cuban relationship, CN8's veteran news journalist Art Fennell goes on-island to discover the people and culture of Cuba. In a four-part programming series premiering Monday, March 12 at 10 p.m. on "Art Fennell Reports," Fennell explores Havana, Cuba's countryside, its outlying towns and tourism destinations to uncover the images and public sentiment of the Cuban-American story. The series culminates with a one-hour special, "A Walk in Cuba: Behind the Mysterious Curtain," coinciding with the 46th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April.

"My time in Cuba was especially relevant given the imminent post-Castro regime and the U.S. government's preparation for an expected mass emigration to our shores," says Fennell, managing editor and anchor, "Art Fennell Reports." "This special series will showcase a country that to this day remains largely unknown and share the story of the Cuban community."

Fennell arrived in Cuba shortly before the country announced new foreign press limitations and asked several reporters to leave the country. His unique tour and coverage offers in-depth interviews and opinions from government officials, business owners, students, and other Cubans to uncover the country's past, present and future.

Airing Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 at 10 p.m. on "Art Fennell Reports," Fennell presents his discoveries in the "Walk in Cuba" segments as follows:

Cuban Culture and People Monday, March 12, 10 p.m.

In this introduction to Cuba, Fennell explores the country's transportation system, housing, struggling economy and continued anti-American sentiment.

Cuban Tourism Tuesday, March 13, 10 p.m.

Fennell sits down with the Cuban Minister of Tourism to examine the impact of the American embargo on the local economy.

Life After Castro Wednesday, March 14, 10 p.m.

Cuban youth and business owners discuss their leader's declining health and share their hopes and fears for a post-Castro Cuba.

U.S. Students in Cuba Thursday, March 15, 10 p.m.

Nearly 100 U.S. citizens are pursuing degrees from Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine. Fennell profiles the following area students and spotlights the challenges and benefits of this free education.

-- Tahirah Benyard (Newark, N.J.) -- cardiology -- Erlyne Hyppolite (Lanham, Md.) -- pediatrics -- Joaquin Morante (New York City) -- general practice "A Walk in Cuba: Behind the Mysterious Curtain" April TBD

This one-hour, comprehensive broadcast features the most compelling stories and footage from Fennell's series, a showcase of Cuba's music and a look at the country's famous exports like cigars and rum.

Following its broadcast, this special "Art Fennell Reports" series will be available for viewing on Comcast Digital Cable's ON DEMAND service, to watch anytime day or night. Select Get Local>CN8 Originals> Art Fennell Reports to access the programs.

A 20-year news veteran who has received nearly 100 awards for outstanding journalism and community service, Fennell is devoted to delivering in-depth, behind-the-scenes reports for CN8. Previously, Fennell explored New Orleans recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and covered the healing and recovery in New York City five years after Sept. 11.

In 2006, Fennell received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in the Anchor category. He has served as the president of the National Association of Black Journalists and was selected by Ebony magazine as one of the top 100 influential African Americans in the country.

About "Art Fennell Reports"

"Art Fennell Reports" is an honest and interactive look at the news and events that have people talking. Each night, Fennell and his team explore the big stories that shape viewers' worlds as well as the small stories with a big impact on life within CN8's footprint. " Art Fennell Reports" airs weeknights at 10 p.m. on CN8, The Comcast Network.

About CN8, The Comcast Network

CN8, The Comcast Network provides more than 9 million Comcast cable viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered over its own fiber-optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation's leading regional cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8's programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than 314 regional Emmy Award nominations.

SOURCE CN8, The Comcast Network

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