Miami, Fl., September 16, 2014: WPBT2’s month-long Eye on Immigration coverage begins with a special ISSUES REPORTS investigation into smuggling in Major League Baseball. Journalist and host Helen Ferré investigates the latest scandal to hit the MLB - human trafficking of Cuban baseball players. ISSUES REPORTS “Smuggling: Baseball’s Open Secret” premieres on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm on WPBT2. A repeat is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 11:00am.
For more than a century, baseball has been called America's pastime. Today, the sport is also a multi-billion dollar industry. Has America's 'past time' has fallen on hard times?
“Major League Baseball can no longer say they don’t know what is going on,” states State Senator Anitere Flores, (R) District 37.
Interviews included in Issues Reports:
• Anitere Flores – State Senator, District 37 • Ninoska Perez Castellon – Radio Host, Radio Mambi 710 AM • Ben Daniel, Esq., Former Federal Prosecutor and a specialist in alien trafficking • Jose Felix Diaz – State Representative, District 116 • Joe Kehoskie, Former Baseball Agent, President & CEO of Joe Kehoskie Baseball • Eduardo Gonzalez Rubio – Announcer, Radio Mambi 710 AM
Eye on Immigration is a month-long look at how the current immigration climate affects South Florida. Starting with Issues Reports on September 19, all of WPBT2’s public affairs programs will tackle major immigration topics through October. Tune-in to WPBT2’s public affairs programming:
Issues: Friday, Weekly at 7:30pm
Viewpoint: Sunday, October 5th and Sunday October 19th at 12:30 pm
Haiti Journal: Sunday, October 12th and Sunday, October 26th at 12:30 pm
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