CNN, the center of President Donald Trump’s fake news cabal took time out from defending its reputation to celebrate CNN en Español turning 20 –years old.
CNN en Español was born on March 17, 1997
The Spanish-language CNN platform reaches 49 million households in the U.S. and Latin America. That count is a down a bit since last month when the news cable channel was kicked off the air in Venezuela after pissing off President Francisco Maduro and his alleged narco-soaked Vice-President Tareck El Aissami with a documentary linking fraudulent passports to El Aissami .
Much like it’s English-language counterpart, CNN en Español is on 24/7 and “provides reporting on major world events, live event coverage complemented by analysis, international and financial reporting.”
CNN en Español has garnered a loyal following with popular segments like” Cala featuring Ismael Cala in a Larry King type show, Showbiz, CNN Dinero and Deportes CNN, that recently obtained the rights to broadcast Major League Baseball post season games. And some English-language favorites are also offered on the Spanish network, like Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
In 2011 CNN en Español went through a major upgrade with new studios in Miami, new on-air talent and different content. The major change was the introduction of “magazine-style shows” like Conclusiones , Café CNN and its investigative/documentary show CNN Investiga that provoked the Venezuelan government in February with its “Passports in the Shadows” report.
CNN early on recognized the value of the U.S. Spanish-language market and the Latin American market, opening up news bureaus in most major Latin American cities before many other cable news network did.
CNN en Español celebrated in front of the camera, with a special anchored by Patricia Janiot highlighting some of the network’s top stories and events.
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