John Quiñones’ El Paso Segment Will Air On ABC This Friday
The El Paso Borderland will be featured on Corazón De América, a special segment on ABC celebrating Hispanic Culture this Friday.
John Quinoñes, ABC news correspondent and host of What Would You Do?, was in town earlier this month visiting the Sun City. His visit was part of a series of interviews with famed artist Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado, Bowie Bakery, the border wall, and Mount Cristo Rey as part of a special segment for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which began as Hispanic Heritage Week, was established by legislation and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 but was later expanded into a month-long celebration in 1988 from September 15 to October 15. Since then, the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States have been recognized.
This Friday, all of El Paso and the rest of the nation can tune in to see our city highlighted for its beauty, talent and as one of the best representations of Hispanic culture in America on ABC's special Corazón De América.
The Borderland community has been through a lot over the last few years, especially with the 2019 Walmart hate crime shootings and, most recently, with the pandemic. But, despite the recent struggles, it's great to see our city spotlighted nationally for something other than a negative narrative.
ABC's Soul of a Nation presents Corazón De América, celebrating Hispanic Heritage and hosted by John Quiñones will air this Friday, September 17, 8 p.m., ET / 6 p.m. (MST / El Paso), so check your local listings.
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