Friday, November 30, 2007
PUERTO RICAN HISTORY IN THE BRONX
BronxNet premieres a groundbreaking documentary: "Migration: The Puerto Rican Experience" for Puerto Rican Heritage Month .
The documentary will also be telecast throughout New York City for the first time, on Friday, November 30 as follows:
BronxNet , Channel 67 ( 6:00 p.m.)
Brooklyn Cable Access TV, Channel 69 ( 6:00 p.m.)
Staten Island Community TV, Channel 57 ( 6:00 p.m.)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Channel 34 ( 6:00 p.m.)
Queens Public TV, Channel 34 ( 7:00 p.m.)
The BronxNet produced documentary "Migration: The Puerto Rican Experience " is the first feature of a four-part series to take a closer look into the origins and success stories of the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx. From the first arrival of the Pioneros through present-day elected public office holders, Puerto Ricans have played a prominent role in the development of the Bronx community. The documentary takes you back through breathtaking photographs and footage from the past century along with the words of those who made the journey, many whom are still our neighbors in the Bronx.
Mike Amadeo-Owner of Casa Amadeo, Hon. Adolfo Carrión-Bronx Borough President, David Gonzalez-Writer for the New York Times, Lorraine Montenegro-Executive Director of United Bronx Parents, Inc., Hon. José Rivera-NYS Assemblyman, Rossana Rosado-Publisher & CEO of El Diario La Prensa, Bobby Sanabria-Grammy Nominated percussionist, Hon. José Serrano-US Congressman, Alma Torres-Warner, Austin Torres-Daughter and Son of Hon. Judge Felipe Torres, open their hearts and tell us about the difficulties faced and often rewarding times of growing up in the Bronx.
The documentary features New York City 's renowned historians and experts: Dr. Clara Rodriguez, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University , Lloyd Ultan, Borough Historian of the Bronx and Brian Andersson, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Records.
Support for "Migration: the Puerto Rican Experience" is made possible by New York State Assembly, Special Legislative Projects, thanks to Assemblyman Jose Rivera.
BronxNet is the independent not-for-profit community television station offering media production training, programming, and services to the public. "Migration-The Puerto Rican Experience" is shot and edited by the Emmy Award Winning Producer Walter Garaicoa. Emmy recognized, CableAce Award Winning BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe is Executive Producer of the program and the documentary series.
A 7 minute preview of the 57 minute long episode can be found at - http://www.bronxnet.org/c _program/PR_migration/PR _documentary.htm
If you have questions about the documentary, please E-mail Michael Max Knobbe at: firstname.lastname@example.org