Tampa’s Most Engaging Storyteller Hosts New History Program on CTTV

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City of Tampa Television (CTTV) has embarked on an historic venture, introducing its viewers to famous figures and significant locations from Tampa’s colorful past, through a new series entitled Tampa: Untold Stories.  To spin Tampa’s tale, CTTV has enlisted local historian and storyteller, the Honorable E.J. Salcines.

A West Tampa native, Judge Salcines was appointed to Florida's Second District Court of Appeal in 1998, where he served for a decade. His legal career spans work as an attorney, federal and state prosecutor, assistant U.S. attorney and judge. He received a J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law, as well as Honorary Doctors of Law Degrees from Stetson University College of Law and Florida Southern College. He was knighted by King Juan Carlos of Spain, who inducted him into the Royal Order of Queen Isabella in 1979.

On the debut episode of Tampa: Untold Stories, Judge Salcines takes us back in time to learn the interesting background story of Cuban patriot and author Jose Marti and his influence on Tampa.  Through his many visits to Tampa, Marti ignited the passions of Tampa’s immigrant population and raised finances for the Cuban independence movement.  Marti lovingly referred to Tampa as “The Loyal Town.”   

Tampa: Untold Stories can be seen on Sundays at 3:30pm, Mondays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Fridays at 2pm. CTTV is Channel 15 on the Verizon FiOS system and Channel 640 on Bright House Networks.