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East Harlem Television Program to Feature Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez


Conversation with Newly Elected Community Representative to Air Tuesday, April 19 on MNN.

New York, NY 4/18/11 Episode 13 of eHarlemTV, a monthly hyper-local news series spotlighting the people, places and events of East Harlem and its neighbors, features an in-depth talk with Robert J. Rodriguez, who was elected to the state assembly in November of 2010. This special edition of “eHarlem Speaks” airs this Tuesday, April 19, at 9 PM on MNN 4, Time Warner Channel 67, and will re-air on Brooklyn’s B-Cat and the Bronxnet on dates to be announced.

The former Chairman of New York’s Community Board 11, Rodriguez was born and raised in East Harlem, attending local schools and going on to receive his B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from NYU. He has also served on the boards of a number of organizations serving the community that he now represents in the New York State Assembly, among them the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. eHarlemTV’s host, veteran commentator Fred Noriega conducted the interview in the studio at Digital Laundry, an East Harlem production facility.

Never before has the Manhattan community of East Harlem received exclusive news coverage that brings its story to the world. With eHarlemTV, this vibrant and rapidly changing enclave – also known as El Barrio, Spanish Harlem and now SpaHa – joins the micro-news revolution taking place in cities around the country. The half-hour newsmagazine show features new segments and interviews monthly.

“Only a tragedy in East Harlem makes the news,” says George Rivera, creator of eHarlemTV. “Unlike other news outlets, eHarlemTV reports all of the things that make this a neighborhood with a story to tell. “

The television component connects directly to, where past shows can be viewed, future episodes previewed, and searchers can find out more about East Harlem.

eHarlemTV is produced by media content provider The Fresh Bread Group and its production services arm, Digital Laundry. Founded by producer-director George Rivera, an award-winning veteran of network and public television, Fresh Bread has a far-reaching reputation for creating high quality news, documentary, children’s, music and original dramatic programming. The company is headquartered in East Harlem.


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