Yes, you read that correctly, TELEMUNDO announced today it will honor Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, from Univision’s “Sabado Gigante”, at its 2015 “Premios Tu Mundo” for his lifelong contributions to Spanish-language television and popular culture around the world. “Premios Tu Mundo” will broadcast live on TELEMUNDO Thursday, August 20, at 8PM/7c, preceded by the blue carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Tu Mundo” at 7PM/6c, from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

Creator and host of the longest running TV variety show in the world according to Guinness World Records, Mario Kreutzberger, who adopted the stage name “Don Francisco,” is the most recognizable face on Spanish-language television and a beloved international humanitarian. During his more than 53-year long career, Kreutzberger has traveled to over 185 countries worldwide, interviewing thousands of individuals including many world leaders, such as Presidents George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, among many others.

TELEMUNDO’s “Premios Tu Mundo” will be hosted by Angelica ValeRaul GonzalezGabriel PorrasMaria Elisa CamargoRafael Amaya and Carmen Aub, and feature musical performances by Yandel, Alejandra Guzman, Farruko, Lucero, Yuri, Olga Tañon, J Balvin, Jencarlos Canela, Victor Manuelle, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Regulo Caro and Ky-Mani Marley.

Top novela stars Rafael AmayaAracely Arambula, Gaby Espino, Aarón Díaz, Kate del Castillo, Fabian Rios, and Blanca Soto, as well as Latino music stars Enrique IglesiasRomeo SantosDaddy YankeeBanda El RecodoPrince Royce, and Marc Anthony, are among the nominees for the 2015 “Premios Tu Mundo.” 

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