Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Visions of Puerto Rico

Premiers Nationwide on PBS Monday, August 7, 2006 at 8 PM!

(check for local airdates and times)

New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--VISIONS OF PUERTO RICO offers viewers a visit in paradise from the timeless plazas of Old San Juan around the island and back again, using the lighthouses at the four corners of the island as transition points. The first Caribbean destination in the popular VISIONS series features aerial and ground footage shot in high definition with the latest technology; informative narration about the island’s rich history, architecture and lush natural beauty; and a soundtrack of local favorites including the omnipresent chirp of the tiny coqui frog. Rita Moreno narrates.

For an island barely 35 miles wide by 100 miles long there is more natural diversity than anyone would believe, and VISIONS OF PUERTO RICO makes the ultimate tour possible, showcasing all of Puerto Rico’s many facets – whether up close with the vibrant dancers on the last day of Carnaval in Ponce, scaling the heights of Cerro Puntas, gliding over the placid beauty of small mountain towns and west coast beaches, wondering at the modern glamour of hotel resorts, casinos and golf courses in the Condado district, or taking in the breathtaking sights of the lush El Yunque rainforest, from the powerful waterfalls to the view from the summit that has not changed since the original Taíno people stood on the same ground.

VISIONS OF PUERTO RICO is available on DVD with bonus material including Spanish language narration by Miriam Colón through PBS stations, - "pledge online" banner, or by calling 1.800.767.2121.

Additional locations include:
Bahia de San Juan
Fuerte San Felipe del Morro
La Fortaleza
Fuerte San Cristobal
Plaza de Colón
Parroquia San Agustin
Plazuela de la Rogativa
Raíces Fountain
Puerta de San Juan
Cathedral de San Juan
Casa Rosa
Antiguo Casino
Plaza de Armas
Museo de Casals
El Capitolio
Miramar District
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelote
Hato Rey District
Jardín Botánico
Estadio Hiram Bithorn
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Teodoro Moscoso Bridge
Hipodromo El Comandante
Rio Grande de Loiza
La Cabeza de San Juan Reserva
Fajardo Lighthouse
Puerto del Rey
Palmas del Mar
Humacao Coast
Cayo Santiago
Punta Tuna Lighthouse
Iglesia San Antonio de Padua
El Cañon de San Cristóbal
Monumento al Jibaro
Cathedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Plaza las Delicias
Parque de Bombas
El Vigia
Gilligan's Island
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
Boquerón Resort
Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Plaza Colón
Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria
Mayagüez City Hall
Rincón Lighthouse
Caterdal San Felipe Apostól
Parque de las Cayernas del Rio Camuy

Other WLIW New York productions airing nationwide this summer (check local listings): THE PUERTO RICANS: OUR AMERICAN STORY, THE MEXICAN AMERICANS and MARIACHI: THE SPIRIT OF MEXICO. Underwriter: PBS viewers. Produced by WLIW New York. Executive Producer/Aerial Director: Roy A. Hammond; Producer/Writer: Sam Toperoff; Camera Operator: Grant Bieman.
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