The Univision News anchor reexamines headline-making crimes and offers fresh perspective, new evidence and updates to the cases. By pushing aside the sensational details that surround a major case, she focuses on elements of the story that were never covered by the media.
On Monday, June 5 at 10/9c, one week before the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, Salinas takes a look back at this case through emotional one-on-one interviews with three friends who survived the nightclub shooting after taking shelter in a bathroom. Plus, for the first time ever to a national audience, Omar Mateen’s alleged gay lover Luis Leal sits down with Maria Elena for an exclusive interview to reveal what he believes is the real story of Mateen’s motive. Luis claims to have known Mateen better than Mateen’s own family.
On June 12, 2016, nearly two hundred Orlando residents were partying late into the night at the Pulse Nightclub, a safe haven for the LGBTQ community. But at 2:02am, just after last call, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Officers arrive on the scene and witness a haunting crime scene before taking down the gunman.
One of the most respected and recognized journalists in the United States, Maria Elena Salinas has co-anchored the Univision Network’s national newscast, Noticiero Univision, uninterruptedly since 1987, and also co-hosts Univision’s weekly primetime newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora. She’s a household name for 57 million Hispanics living in the U.S., and millions more in 18 countries where her work is seen. Her interviews with global figures, including every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter, as well as Latin American heads of state, rebel leaders, and influential newsmakers have earned her unparalleled respect and trust, while her commitment to the Hispanic community prompted the New York Times to call her “The Voice of Hispanic America.”
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