Vme TV, the Spanish-language public television network in the United States, brings viewers a special program, “Vme Entrevista: Lech Walesa,” sharing the innermost thoughts of Lech Walesa, a well-respected world leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Renowned journalist, Alonso Castillo invites audiences to meet the human rights activist who cofounded the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union and served as the president of Poland from 1990-1995. “Vme Entrevista: Lech Walesa” will air on June 20, 2014 at 9 p.m. E/P.

During this exclusive interview, the Polish leader discusses the flaws of communism and the three elements that comprise a democracy: laws, people exercising the right to vote and the influx of money in a country. Walesa also describes what qualities make a person a leader and relevant current events such as democracy in Iraq and technology as a means to achieve peace.

“Introducing Vme TV viewers to thought leaders and game-changers like Lech Walesa fulfills our network’s mission of providing perspective about current events and world-related topics that impact our Latino community,” said Ralph Parkman, Vme TV’s vice-president of marketing. “It is important for us to tell the stories of those who have molded history first-hand, creating opportunities and pushing for equality in nations around the world.”

Walesa gained popularity for his interest in the concerns of workers from his nation after being fired from his position as a marine electrician in a shipyard. As a key participant in protests for independent labor unions, his activism for human rights and better living conditions for workers earned him respect, a presidency and a Nobel Peace Prize in 1983.

“Vme Entrevista: Lech Walesa” forms part of a year-long series of interviews with influential leaders who are shaping today’s world. Other notable personalities featured in this series include award-winning actress, Rita Moreno and the former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton.

Available in 43 markets and reaching more than 70 million households in the United States, Vme TV is available through Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network and AT&T U-verse among other local cable companies.

Vme TV (pronounced veh-meh), is the national Spanish-language television network in association with public television stations. Reaching more than 70 million households in the United States, Vme TV is broadcast in 43 markets by PBS stations and is available on DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, as well as major cable companies including Comcast. The 24-hour digital broadcast service is dedicated to entertain, educate and inspire families in Spanish with a contemporary mix of original productions, exclusive premieres, acquisitions, and popular public television programs specially adapted for Hispanics.


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