Time Warner Cable NY1 Noticias’ “Pura Politíca” Program Marks Its 10th Anniversary on Friday, June 5th with a Special Documentary

The City’s Longest Running Local Spanish Language Political Talk Show will be Celebrated by Influential Leaders in the Hispanic Community

NEW YORK--()--Today, Time Warner Cable News NY1 Noticias, New York City’s only 24-hour Spanish language local news network, announced it will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Pura Política, with a special documentary with highlights from the past decade of the longest-running local Spanish language political talk show in New York City, on Friday, June 5th at 6 p.m. and 11p.m.

The documentary special will feature guests including, Congresswoman, Nydia Velazquez, State Senator, Adriano Espaillat, and City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, who will explore the highs and lows for Latinos during the past decade. The commemorative program will also include an exclusive sit-down interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio where he is asked to name one Latino politician he believes would be a strong candidate for New York City Mayor in the near future.

Pura Política first premiered as a weekly political talk show on June 3, 2005, with then Mayor Michael Bloomberg as its first guest. Bloomberg had just kicked off his re-election campaign with a Spanish-language commercial.

“Since we aired our first program, Hispanic influence has grown tremendously and the Spanish language has become ubiquitous in city politics. Pura Política is a key platform for political leaders looking to engage Latinos and talk about their issues. We look forward to many more decades of great interviews and political analysis,” said program host, Juan Manuel Benitez.

NY1 Noticias’ Pura Política’s 10th Anniversary Special will air Friday, June 5th at 6 p.m. and 11p.m. on channel 95 and channel 831 on Time Warner Cable in New York, and channel 194 on Cablevision in New York City.

Time Warner Cable News (TWC News) provides in-depth local news programming exclusively for Time Warner Cable video customers. Time Warner Cable’s 17 news networks operate in Texas (Austin, San Antonio); New York (Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Hudson Valley, Central New York and the Southern Tier); North Carolina (Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington); Antelope Valley, CA, and the group’s flagship network NY1 and Spanish language network TWC News NY1 Noticias in New York City. NY1 Noticias is also available online at http://ny1noticias.com. Viewers can follow the news team on twitter @NY1Noticias or visit www.ny1noticias.com for the latest news coverage on NY1 Noticias including real-time updates.

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