PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - FEBRUARY 3: Haitian Presidential candidate Michel Martelly takes questions from a hotel suite during a press conference at the Oloffson Hotel February 3, 2011 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Today the Provisional Electoral Council announced who would be on the March 20 presidential runoff ballot, naming Martelly and front runner Mirlande Manigat. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michel Martelly
WPBT2 and the Haitian American Professional Coalition are bringing Haitian affairs to the forefront with their new program Haiti Journal.
The first show will air today at 7:30 p.m. on WPBT2.
The program aims to cover issues important to Haitian-Americans like the earthquake relief efforts and the new president.
Farah Larrieux, well known Haitian TV host and radio personality, will host the program. The 30-minute show will feature more in-depth coverage on issues with eight to 10-minute interviews of Haiti's movers and shakers.
Fabiola Rodriguez, producer of Public Affairs for WPBT, says the program is relevant to more than just Haitian- Americans.
“It’s not just important for Haitians, but all those living in a multi-cultural area, especially a city like Miami," she said. "It’s important to have an international perspective and better understand the people around you. To do that you have to be aware of what’s going on in other places.”
Haiti Journal will air monthly on Sundays with an encore presentation the following Thursday.
The program will also be available online at www.wpbt2.org after the Thursday run.