The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent a message through his account on the Twitter social network, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the first televised edition of the “Aló Presidente” (Hello President) program.
In his message, the national president recalled that the radio and television space became a political training school for the people, which broke with all the traditional communication schemes.
Conducted and created by Commander Hugo Chávez, the program initially began broadcasting on Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV) on May 23, 1999, as a communication window that established a direct contact with the people.
From the beginning it revolutionized the history of the country’s communication because it undertook a powerful media battle, activating the artillery of thought and the direct connection with the Venezuelan population and the rest of the world.
Initially it had a duration of one hour, in which 11 telephone calls were received, an unprecedented fact in Venezuela and Latin America because the Venezuelan head of State attended them personally.
Due to the success of the program, in the 40th edition on August 27, 2000, it also began its television broadcast through the signal of Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).
“We remember 19 years of that first television edition of the “Aló, Presidente” program. A space conducted by our Commander Chávez, which became a political training school for the people, breaking with all the traditional communication schemes”.