September 18, 2006
Channel 11's "Houstonisimo" Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 will broadcast "Houstonisimo" on Saturday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m. The thirty-minute program previews what's hot in the Houston Hispanic community.
"Houstonisimo" brings viewers a celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage month by featuring a look inside the various countries and cultures that celebrate their independence in September. Host Nellie Gonzalez visits City Hall with Consul Generals from five Latin American countries to find out how the diversity of Houston has embraced their cultures.
"Houstonisimo" viewers will get a look inside the life of comedian Carlos Mencia as he talks about his recent visit to the bayou city and his upcoming movie deal.
Viewers will get a glimpse of some traditional Brazilian cuisine at Houston's one and only Fogo de Chao. The program will highlight the Samba, a vibrant dance that incorporates the national dance of Brazil at The Brazilian Arts Foundation.
The program will take viewers in the boxing ring with Houston native Juan Diaz as he discusses his newest title of World Light-Weight Champion. Diaz is only the second Houstonian to earn the title, since George Foreman.
"Houstonisimo" which means the ultimate Houston, is a program featuring Houston's diverse community. The program airs quarterly on Channel 11 and is hosted by native Houstonian, Nellie Gonzalez. Gonzalez is a regular contributor of Channel 11's morning show, "Great Day Houston." In addition, she co-hosted Channel 11's 2006 Rodeo special, "Stars of the Rodeo."
"Houstonisimo" is produced by Marco Bracamontes. Don Graham is the executive producer.
KHOU-TV is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,700 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.