Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CNN en Español Broadcasts Special Coverage of the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

CNN Press Release - Starting Monday, August 27th through Thursday, August 30th, CNN en Español will broadcast a special coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, hosted by anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Fernando del Rincon and Carlos Montero. On Monday, September 3rd through Thursday, September 6th, the network will also broadcast a special coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosted by anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Patricia Janiot and Lucia Navarro. In addition, correspondent Gustavo Valdes will be reporting from both conventions. Reporter Kay Guerrero will also be on hand to follow youth and student voters.

Throughout the coverage, key Democrats and Republicans will be speaking during the conventions. On Tuesday, August 28th, CNN en Español will broadcast New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s speech live. On Wednesday, August 29th, the network will broadcast vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech live at 9 p.m. (ET). Additionally, on Thursday, August 30th, the network will broadcast Senator Marco Rubio’s speech introducing governor Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney’s speech live, thereafter.

Moreover, on Wednesday, September 5th, the network will broadcast former President Bill Clinton’s speech introducing President Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee. On Thursday, September 6th, the network will broadcast President Barack Obama’s speech live at 9 p.m. (ET).

At the same time, CNN en Español will be collaborating with CNN throughout the coverage with stories that follow youth and student voters. There will also be a special throughout CNN en Español’s programming called Voto Latino 2012 where anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Fernando del Rincon and Patricia Janiot will be discussing the importance of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 presidential elections.

CNN en Español will broadcast the special coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions starting Monday, August 27th through Thursday August 30th and Monday, September 3rd through Thursday, September 6th.

CNN en Español

CNN en Español, the first 24-hour television network of CNN independently produced in a language other than English, was launched March 17, 1997.  It provides continuous news coverage of news that is most relevant to the region and the world, with context and in-depth analysis, and shows that go in-depth with topics like economy, finances, health, technology and entertainment.  Since its launch, CNN en Español has multiplied its subscriber base up to 29 million households and hotel rooms in Latin America and 7 million households in the United States.  In its 15 years, the network has set the standard for credible, timely and relevant news coverage that offers viewers a unique way to engage with their world, providing them with all the news, information and actuality they need to stay informed and make smart decisions to secure their futures.

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