MIAMI, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 27, 2003–Miami-Dade College has partnered with mun2 television, the leading cable network targeting young Hispanics in the United States, to produce the weekly interactive show “Chat,” the first talk show to provide a forum for young U.S. Latinos.
MDC’s North campus will provide its production facility for the taping of 26 episodes of “Chat,” and mun2 will provide the school with a producer, director, post-production and editing. The rest of the production crew will be comprised of students.
“This partnership with mun2 television provides a great opportunity for our students to be practitioners in their field of studies while they are still in college,” said North Campus President Dr. Jose A. Vicente.
In addition, mun2 will offer a student scholarship for a second-year TV student in the amount of $2,000, a 16-week student internship and broadcast Public Service Announcements for MDC’s School of Entertainment and Design Technology (SEDT).
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to produce ‘Chat’ in our North Campus. This will further extend the excellent relationship that exists between our two organizations and provide unique career opportunities for our TV students,” said Randall W. DeWitt, SEDT Director.
The half-hour interactive program gives mun2 viewers a voice, allowing them to exchange ideas and discuss controversial topics honestly, without feeling persecuted or censored. The first episode of this weekly co-production will air on July 19th at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
“This is a win-win situation for everyone—the academia in Miami-Dade, mun2 and certainly our viewers whose views will be reflected by a cross-section of young Latinos,” said Yolanda Foster, Vice President of Programming at mun2 television. “We look forward to expand this type of partnership to other cities and colleges alike.”
Miami-Dade College is a state-supported college with six campuses and numerous outreach centers. It is nationally recognized as one of the largest colleges in the country, serving more than 163,000 students each year in both credit and noncredit courses.
mun2 televisión is the only national cable TV alternative for young U.S. Latinos. As part of NBC Cable Networks, mun2 offers a fresh, new and authentic programming line-up reaching more than 5.8 million households. Launched in 2001, mun2 is a division of Telemundo, which is wholly-owned and operated by NBC.
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