San Francisco nonprofit Link TV’s ‘Latin Pulse’ gives viewers alternative perspectives

(San Francisco Chronicle)— Joe Garofoli, Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Launched this month, “Latin Pulse” is a 30-minute bilingual program that culls the best from nearly 22 Latin American news networks in 15 countries. Made on a $400,000 annual budget — or a fraction of the $10 million CBS spent to promote Katie Couric as its new anchor — “Latin Pulse” aims to give Americans a different perspective on how much of the Southern half of the hemisphere sees their government.
Its target market is not only Americans interested in Central and South America, but new immigrants and Latino professionals who want to keep abreast of current events in their home nations. Univision and Telemundo, the two chief Spanish-language cable channels, may cover Latino issues in the U.S. but “Latin Pulse” producers say the popular Spanish-language networks rarely offer more than a snippet of news south of Mexico.
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