(San Diego, CA) – (April 14, 2008) – Time Warner Cable San Diego Division will telecast live, extensive coverage of the first New York City visit of Pope Benedict XVI from April 18 through April 20 on Channel 270 in San Diego County. Coverage of the Papal Visit is courtesy of NY1 News, Time Warner Cable’s award-winning, 24/7 local news operation in New York City. Customers can also view separate coverage in Spanish from NY1 Noticias on Channel 370 in San Diego County.
“This is a significant event that reaches far beyond New York City. We’re eager to bring the most comprehensive coverage of the Papal Visit accompanied with extensive reporting from New York City to our customers,” stated Clara Long, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Time Warner Cable San Diego Division. “Many of our customers will be interested in viewing this, and separate Spanish coverage will bring it to a wider viewership,” she added.
Along with covering the events, NY1 News will provide around-the-clock coverage at the Papal Residence in Manhattan, report from all venues before and after the events, and capture public reaction to Pope Benedict’s visit. Coverage will begin daily at 6 AM and end at 11:35 PM (E.S.T.). Every day ends with a comprehensive report recapping the day’s events.
The following is the itinerary for the Pope’s visit (E.S.T.):
Friday, April 18 9:45 AM Arrival ceremony, JFK airport
11:00 AM Speech at the United Nations in Manhattan
6 PM Address to Ecumenical Persons, St. Joseph’s
Saturday, April 19 9:30 AM Mass for Priests and Deacons, St. Patrick’s
1:15 PM The Pope will travel to the residence through the
streets of Manhattan via the “Popemobile”
4:30 PM Meeting with Young People with Disabilities, St.
Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers
5 PM Meeting with Seminarians, St. Joseph’s in Yonkers
Sunday, April 20 9:30 AM Visit to World Trade Center Site, Manhattan
2:30 PM Mass at Yankee Stadium, Bronx
8 PM Departure ceremony, JFK airport
About Time Warner Cable San Diego Division:
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NY1 News, a division of Time Warner Cable is available to more than two and half million subscribers on channel 1 on the following cable systems: Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey (serving Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and portions of Brooklyn), Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey, parts of Westchester and the Hudson Valley and Cablevision Systems of New York City (serving the rest of Brooklyn and the Bronx). It can also be seen on channel 122 on Time Warner Cable Rochester, channel 111 on Time Warner Cable Syracuse, channel 1011 on Time Warner Cable Binghamton and channel 515 on Time Warner Cable Albany as well as being shown on closed-circuit television in the state capitol. NY1 News is available on the World Wide Web at http://ny1.com.