The program La Entrevista con Sarmiento of TV Azteca celebrated the 22nd anniversary

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“In this era of so much communication and so much information is when you need the confidence that gives the  editorial of a trustworthy character. Sergio, what you have done here through these 22 years, is invaluable,” said Ricardo Salinas Pliego, President of Grupo Salinas, last night during the celebration of the 22nd anniversary of La Entrevista con Sarmiento. 

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Presidente de Grupo Salinas y Sergio Sarmiento

With innumerable personalities from the political life, artistic, intellectual, social and business national and international circles gathered at the Industrial Club of Mexico City and Ricardo Salinas recognized the extraordinary work that over the years has made the journalist.

Sergio Sarmiento, after thanking all his guests for their presence to the anniversary, gave an emotional speech about the different ways of being corageous: “Personally, I have preferred this form, which is the dialogue. La Entrevista has given me an opportunity for 22 years of having a political dialogue for the construction of a new country.”

Patricia Mercado and Sergio Sarmiento

He also added that “when the program aired, there were no spaces for opposition figures or they were always very limited. Ricardo Salinas has his way of being brave and I am very grateful, because without you this program would not have survived, and we know it.”

Among the characters that were in the celebration were Miguel Ángel Mancera, Luis de la Barreda, Javier Lozano, Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, Christian Duverger, Denise Dresser, Patricia Mercado, Carlos Matute, Pedro Aspe, Diana Álvarez Maury, José Ignacio Peralta, Luis Niño de Rivera, Reyes Tamez Guerra, Víctor Villalobos, Mónica Soto Icaza, Víctor Gordoa, to name a few.

Teresa Priego and Sergio Sarmiento

La Entrevista con Sarmiento is an open space for reflection and plurality that, since its birth, on June 9, 1997, promoted by Ricardo Salinas Pliego, President of Grupo Salinas, continues to be a scenario to learn about the different points of view of the protagonists who build day by day the national and world reality.

Throughout these 22 years more than 3 thousand interviews with national politicians as: Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Vicente Fox, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Diego Fernández de Cevallos, Enrique Peña Nieto, Germán Martínez Cázares, Damián Zepeda and José Antonio Meade.

Luis de la Barreda and Sergio Sarmiento

International Politicians as: Mikhail Gorbachev, Felipe González, José María Aznar, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Ricardo Lagos, Michelle Bachelet, Mario Soares, Benjamin Netanyahu and Václav Klaus.

Writers like: Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Javier Cercas, Christian Duverger, Irvine Welsh, Sergio Ramírez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Leonardo Padura, Francisco Martín Moreno, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Margaret Atwood, Almudena Grandes, Armando Rivas and José Saramago.

Representatives of the arts such as: Sebastián, Joan Manuel Serrat, Luis Eduardo Auté, Víctor Manuel, Ana Belén, Miguel Bosé, Maná, Jaguares, Mercedes Sosa, Joaquín Sabina, Raphael, Facundo Cabral, Carlos Prieto, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo Arriaga, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Francisco Céspedes, Rosana and Jorge Dexler.

Outstanding scientists and academics like Mario Molina, Francisco Bolivar Zapata, Julia Carabias, Craig Venter, Robert Lawson, Deirdre MacCloskey, Joseph Stiglitz and Alvin E. Roth.

Commentators as: Federico Reyes Heroles, Enrique Krauze, Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Jorge Alcocer, Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra, Héctor Aguilar Camín, Pablo Hiriart and María Amparo Casar.

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