Thursday, September 18, 2008

Telefutura 42 recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

"Immense contributions of Spanish-speaking individuals to Nashville's community, culture and economy"

Telefutura 42 issued this press release in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month:
Nashville's premier Spanish language TV station, Telefutura 42, is proud to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month 2008. "Hispanic Heritage Month activities around town for the next few weeks remind us of the immense contributions of Spanish-speaking individuals to Nashville's community, culture and economy. Telefutura 42 will keep our viewers informed of Nashville's Hispanic Heritage Month activities through our daily news briefs, produced in partnership with NewsChannel 5."

Hispanic Heritage Month dates back forty years to 1968 when it was initiated as National Hispanic Heritage Week to recognize the economic, cultural, and social contributions of Latinos in America. This was expanded in 1988 to include the 4 weeks between September 15 and October 15. Those dates were chosen because several countries celebrate their independence duringmthis time period: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15; Mexico on September 16 and Chile on September 18. The period also covers October 12 - Día de la Raza - a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America to observe the multicultural heritage of the Americas. President Bush proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. President Bush said "Hispanic Americans have strengthened our country and contributed to the spirit of America. National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor these contributions and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of our Hispanic-American community."

Telefutura 42 first began broadcasting in February 2004 and is the only Spanish language TV station in Nashville with local news. Telefutura 42 features first-class family entertainment programming that includes original Latin American talk shows, news briefs, variety shows, soap operas, movies, sports, and local programming. For more information about programming visit

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