Sept. 7, 2010

BronxNet viewers can find out where candidates in the 33rd District senate race stand, when BronxNet cablecasts exclusive interviews with Democrats Gustavo Rivera and Dan Padernacht who are both vying for the seat, also sought by incumbent Pedro Espada, Jr.

All three candidates were invited and each accepted and confirmed but BronxNet received a cancellation moments before the show from Pedro Espada’s Deputy Chief of Staff who mentioned the cancellation was due to an emergency meeting.

BronxNet Host Ramon Rodriguez sat down separately with each candidate for one-on-one interviews. Each 15 minute interview debuted on BronxNet’s Spanish-language program Dialogo Abierto on September 1. The remaining air schedule is Tuesday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m, 6:00:00 p.m., and 11:00:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 8 at 4:00:00 a.m., 9:00:00 a.m., 2:00:00 p.m., and 11:30 p.m., and Thursday, September 9 at 2:00:00 p.m., 2:30:00 p.m., and 11:30:00 p.m.{jcomments on}

“On BronxNet, you’ll find important programs about community issues and information about candidates who want to serve the community through political office. Dialogo Abierto as well as other BronxNet programs like BronxTalk, Perspectives and many others, provide platforms for candidates to share their voices, across languages, with the people they hope to serve,” said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe.

BronxNet is the independent not-for-profit organization serving the people of the Bronx through the provision of media production training, access to technology, and cable television channels. BronxNet produces award winning programming by, for, and about the Bronx, while training the public and students to produce programs to share with their neighbors. The organization has provided training and media access to thousands of Bronx residents and the BronxNet Training Program for Future Media Professionals has provided media access and hands on training to over 2500 high school and college students.

BronxNet programs four channels - 67, 68, 69 and 70 - on the Cablevision system and six channels - 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 on the Verizon FiOS system in the Bronx. Accessible studios are located on the beautiful campus of Lehman College. BronxNet’s ultra-local programming helps connect the Bronx with the World while our training programs and partnerships are a part of Community Development through Media.