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...CN8's Art Fennell called into the popular morning radio show to preview his "Behind the Mysterious Curtain" special about Cuba, which airs Monday, April 16, and to discuss the anniversary of the "Bay of Pigs" invasion.
...CN8's veteran news journalist Art Fennell goes to Cuba to discover the people and culture.
...(PHILADELPHIA, PA) - As worldwide interest in Cuba grows amid speculation of Fidel Castro's health and an evolving American-Cuban relationship, CN8's veteran news journalist Art Fennell goes on-island to discover the people and culture of Cuba.
In a four-part programming series which premiered Monday, March 12 on "Art Fennell
Reports," Fennell explores Havana, Cuba's countryside, its outlying towns and tourism destinations to uncover the images and public sentiment of the Cuban-American story.The series culminated with a one-hour special, "A Walk in Cuba: Behind the Mysterious Curtain," coinciding with the 46th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April."My time in Cuba was especially relevant given the imminent post-Castro regime and the U.S. government's preparation for an expected mass emigration to our shores," says Fennell, managing editor and anchor, "Art Fennell Reports."
"This special series showcasd a country that to this day remains largely unknown and share the story of the Cuban community."Fennell
arrived in Cuba shortly before the country announced new foreign press limitations and asked several reporters to leave the country.His
unique tour and coverage offers in-depth interviews and opinions from government officials, business owners, students, and other Cubans to uncover the country's past, present and future.Fennell
discoveries in the "Walk in Cuba" segments as follows:
Cuban Culture and PeopleMonday, March 12, 10 p.m.In this introduction to Cuba, Fennell
explores the country's transportation system, housing, struggling economy and continued anti-American sentiment.
Cuban TourismTuesday, March 13, 10 p.m.Fennell
sits down with the Cuban Minister of Tourism to examine the impact of the American embargo on the local economy.
profiles the following area students and spotlights the challenges and benefits of this free education.
A 20-year news veteran who has received nearly 100 awards for outstanding journalism and community service, Fennell
is devoted to delivering in-depth, behind-the-scenes reports for CN8
explored New Orleans recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and covered the healing and recovery in New York City five years after Sept. 11.
In 2006, Fennell
received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in the Anchor category.He has served as the president of the National Association of Black Journalists and was selected by Ebony magazine as one of the top 100 influential African Americans in the country.
...CN8's Arthur Fennell recently visited more accessible but always interesting Cuba, the highlights of his trip being shown at 10 tonight on "Art Fennell Reports."Fennell
arrived in Cuba just before the totalitarian regime there announced new foreign press limitations and asked many journalists to leave the country.Art
spent as much time as he
could in the countryside to meet and talk to the Cuban people.In addition to outlying towns, he
visits tourist destinations bound to be more accessible than random talks with locals while Cuban officials are watching.
also delves into the wave of immigration expected to the U.S. from Cuba once Castro is no longer.