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Destination Casa Blanca 2008 Show Is on the Road Again, This Time in Minneapolis-Saint Paul at the Republican National Convention

September 4, 2008

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Fresh from covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, last week, HITN, the first national Spanish-Language Public Television Network in the United States, continues to take the lead by providing historic, nightly, primetime coverage of the Republican National Convention through Thursday, September 4.

HITN’s live coverage begins at 7 p.m. (ET) directly from the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The telecast, with award-winning broadcast journalist Marlene Fernandez as anchor in Minneapolis, and award-winning journalists Malin Falu and Gerson Borrerro as anchors in HITN’s New York studios, is a special presentation of HITN’s Destination Casa Blanca 2008 cable television show. The show’s format includes guest interviews, analysis, commentary from community-based organizations, and live calls from the viewing audience.

A first in television history, Destination Casa Blanca 2008, the Latino Voice in the Presidential Election, provides an English-language, nation-wide news program focusing solely on issues of importance to the Hispanic community. “Our goal is to provide the Hispanic population with the knowledge necessary to understand issues that affect our communities and with knowledge that will ultimately empower our viewers to make choices and their voices heard in the electoral process,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, Founder and President of HITN. “We want our audience to experience and understand the process that goes into the making of a President so that they can be educated voters. I am proud to say that HITN is the only network that has provided comprehensive coverage of both political conventions for two consecutive weeks,” he added.

About HITN: The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization. HITN’s mission is dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics by providing engaging educational entertainment that invites individuals and families to live fuller, richer lives and enables them to serve as an ever-growing engine of intellectual power and progress. HITN provides a unique source of educational, cultural news and public affairs programs to the homes of Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico. HITN is available on Dish Network; DirecTV; Time Warner Cable (NY, NJ, TX); Comcast (IL, CO); Charter (CA, NV, WA, GA); AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOs nationwide.

For more information, log onto http://www.hitn.tv/.

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Contacts: Ines Aslan, HITN, 917-703-3665, (cell) Iaslan@hitn.org

Nora Segovia, HITN, 646-731-3727

HITN

CONTACT: Ines Aslan, cellular, +1-917-703-3665, Iaslan@hitn.org, or NoraSegovia, +1-646-731-3727, both of HITN

Web site: http://www.hitn.tv/