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“Visions of Puerto Rico” to premier on public television August 7

Posted by Elena del Valle on July 21, 2006

El Morro 

El Morro

Photos:WLIW New York

“Visions of Puerto Rico,” part of the WLIW Visions series underwritten by Public Broadcasting Service viewers, will premiere nationwide August 2006. “Visions of Puerto Rico” promoters promise television viewers a visit to the Caribbean island’s main landmarks using the lighthouses at the four corners of the island as transition points. Puerto Rico is 35 miles wide by 100 miles.

The program features aerial and ground footage shot in high definition with the latest technology. It includes informational narration by Rita Moreno about the island’s history, architecture and natural beauty and a soundtrack of local favorites including the omnipresent chirp of the tiny coqui frog.

Old San Juan

Old San Juan

“Visions of Puerto Rico” includes scenes with dancers on the last day of Carnaval in Ponce, Cerro Puntas, small mountain towns, west coast beaches, hotel resorts, casinos and golf courses in the Condado district and El Yunque rainforest.

Film locations of the WLIW New York produced program include Bahia de San Juan, Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, La Fortaleza, Fuerte San Cristobal, Plaza de Colón, Parroquia San Agustin, Plazuela de la Rogativa, Raíces Fountain, and Puerta de San Juan. WLIW New York’s Visions series includes “Visions of Italy,” “Visions of Greece,” “Visions of England,” and “Visions of Germany.”