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Corporation for Public Broadcasting Announces Grant to V-me

  • March 18, 2008

Funding to Support Spanish-language Network's Election Coverage

Washington, DC -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced that it will be awarding a grant to V-me, a national Spanish-language network, presented by public television stations, to produce extensive coverage of the elections for public television stations to broadcast on their local multicast digital channels.

V-me's primetime election coverage and analysis effort PARTICIPA 2008 will provide public television stations with a bilingual presidential candidates forum in May, live convention coverage in August and September and live coverage of election night in November. The election coverage will extend online at VmeTV.com with user forums, polls, streaming video of on-air election reports and resources for civic education and participation.

"This investment in V-me's PARTICIPA 2008 will enhance a valuable public service for many citizens, enabling them to become better informed on critical issues at the national and regional levels," said Pat Harrison, CEO and president of CPB.

V-me's election partners include national Hispanic community organizations, the Hispanic Communications Network and impreMedia, the largest Hispanic media company in the United States.

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