MIAMI, FL – April 2, 2015 â€“ (HISPANICIZE WRE) – Vme TV, the only national Spanish-language television network affiliated with public television stations, will broadcast â€œNo Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.),â€ an award-winning one-hour, life-changing documentary about music, medicine and the struggle for survival produced by Spark Media. The documentary will air on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10 p.m. E/P.
â€œAs a broadcast network, we are able to share resources with our viewers across the nation and shed light on significant topics that affect their daily lives”
Stemming from the four words all cancer patients yearn to hear, the documentary tells the all-too-real story of six surgeons who turn into rock stars in an effort to create awareness of gynecologic cancers, a topic that remains largely unspoken today.
â€œAs a broadcast network, we are able to share resources with our viewers across the nation and shed light on significant topics that affect their daily lives,â€ said Doris Vogelmann, Vme TVâ€™s vice president of programming. â€œâ€™No Evidence of Disease’” spotlights a hard-to-discuss disease and focuses on emotional experiences, courage and inspiration in a completely out-of-the-ordinary way.â€
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), each year, approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that Latinas have the highest rates of cervical cancer and are more likely to die from cervical cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. A key factor behind this disparity is a lack of screening. Research shows that six in 10 cervical cancers occur in women who have never received a Pap test or have not been tested in the past five years.
â€œThe subject of below the belt cancers remains taboo, despite their increasing prevalence across the country. By broadcasting N.E.D. through Vme TV, we hope to break the wall of silence and truly make noise, to generate conversation among Latinas in the U.S., many of which have rarely or never had a Pap test and may not be aware of the symptoms they should be looking out for,â€ said Andrea Kalin, Director of the documentary.
â€œNo Evidence of Diseaseâ€ will join the roster of programs on Vme TVâ€™s â€œChronicles of Our Timeâ€ block, an anthology of social and historical documentaries. This block of educational programming focuses on history and inspirational stories, emphasizing that by understanding the past, a better future can be built.
About Vme Television
Vme TV (pronounced veh-meh), is the first 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. To find your local channel or to learn more about Vme TV, visit www.vmetv.com or follow us on social media via www.facebook.com/vmetv or www.twitter.com/vmetv.