June 05, 2007 13:05 ET

"American Latino TV" Kicks Off Talent Search at 116th Street Festival and Puerto Rican Day Parade!

New NYC Correspondent Search; Viewers Vote -- Anyone Can Audition!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP announced today that "AMERICAN LATINO TV" (ALTV) and "LATINATION," the original "in culture" English-language programs for and by U.S. Latinos, will kick off a market-wide talent search for a new, New York correspondent as part of their participation at the 116th Street Festival and The 50th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. This talent search will continue at events and festivals attended by AIM Events staffers all summer long.

Beginning this Saturday, June 9th, at the 116th Street Festival AIM TV booth (near the Daily News Stage at 106th Street) and continuing through over one-half dozen events up to and including the New York Mexican Festival in September, everyday viewers will get their chance at stardom by auditioning before the AIM TV cameras. Select auditions from the events will be posted at where area viewers can offer opinions and vote for their favorites.

The new correspondent will be chosen based on viewer popularity and by a vote of the producers of "American Latino TV" and "LatiNation." One of the new correspondent's first assignments will be participating in the programs' New York Hispanic Day Parade coverage this October.

In addition AIM TV has an entire weekend planned for the festivities including:

116th Street Festival:

--  LatiNation's Desi Sanchez will co-host at the New York Daily News
--  Desi will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans at the AIM TV
--  Shooting (camera crew) for a special episode of LatiNation scheduled
    to air in the fall
--  New York correspondent auditions
--  Giveaways at the AIM TV booth including calendars, buttons, stickers
    and the new "American Latino TV 5 Season Anniversary DVD presented by
--  HELP! CHANGE TV ( flyer campaign and petition
    sign ups
50th Annual New York Puerto Rican Day Parade festivities will include:
--  Taping for a special episode to air this fall.
--  Fox 5 / My 9 interview of LatiNation co-host Desi Shanchez
--  The AIM TV Volkswagen Touareg will participate in the parade
--  Members of AIM Events on hand with giveaways including buttons,
    stickers, DVDs, etc.
--  Members of the Help! Change TV Street Team will be on hand for
    petition sign ups.
--  Select Vignettes of notable Puerto Ricans from "American Latino TV" /
    "LatiNation" will air on Fox 5 and My 9 broadcast coverage of the parade
--  A special double block of "American Latino TV" and "LatiNation" will
    air leading out of the My9 parade coverage from Sunday 3-5PM.

Contact Information

    Margarita Cheng
    Marketing Mgr.
    AIM Tell-A-Vision Group
    (212) 627.3192 x18
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