First Spanish TV presenter with Down’s syndrome to go on air

by Letizia Orlandi - 2013.09.12
First Spanish TV presenter with Down’s syndrome to go on air
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Spain’s first TV presenter with Down’s syndrome has made his debut on a programme that promotes the integration of people with disabilities in social and working life. Pablo Pineda, who is well known in Spain not only for being the first person with Down’s syndrome to obtain a university degree, but also for his performance in Yo Tambien, the award-winning 2009 film for which he won the Concha de Plata (the Silver Shell) for best actor. Piensa en Positive (Think positive), aired by Spain’s second public channel, is a series of 12 programmes each lasting 30 minutes, which will be shown on Saturday mornings from 21 September. The programme’s goal is to confront the fears of families by showing that children with disabilities can become teachers, partners for their children and even TV presenters.

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