(Bronx, N.Y., March 16, 2002) – News 12 The Bronx proudly presents a new program, "Ask The Borough President," premiering March 26th at 7pm. Original episodes of the program will air on the last Tuesday of every month. "Ask The Borough President" will allow Bronx viewers to call in and interact with the Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr.
The Bronx viewers can call a special hotline, fax, or e-mail questions for the Borough President at any time during the program. Kevin Mcabe, News 12 The Bronx's evening anchor, will host the program live from the News 12 the Bronx studio on Soundview avenue.
"We are very excited to bring this new interactive program to the people of the Bronx," said Camilo Pombo-Sÿenz, News Director and General Manager for News 12 The Bronx. "We feel that Ask The Borough President, will give Bronxites a fresh and wonderful opportunity to talk to the head of our borough. They can seek solutions to their many problems or comment about issues that are relevant to our community."
Launched in June 1998, News 12 The Bronx is the exclusive 24-hour local news service dedicated to covering the Bronx borough. The cable exclusive service currently reaches approximately 260,000 homes in the Bronx on the Cablevision system. News 12 The Bronx is a part of News 12 Networks, the country's first, largest, and most watched regional news network. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Rainbow Holdings Incorporated.
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