By: Ron Magill
As many of you know, one of the reasons I do what I do today is because as a young boy, I watched a show called, “Wild Kingdom.” As many of you also know, I come from strong Hispanic roots with a Cuban father and a mother of Colombian descent.
I have always wanted to see a show in Spanish that would follow the messaging of programs like “Planet Earth” and the “Life Of” series that were specifically produced for an Hispanic audience instead of dubbing programs with English speaking presenters.
Though I have been been offered to host shows in the past, they were always sensationalized productions focused on animals being “mean and dangerous” in the genre of “When Animals Attack!” I personally detest these shows that instead of inspiring you to be fascinated with the beauty of nature, scare you into thinking that everything is out to kill you and always turned down those offers.Well, finally, the non-profit Hispanic educational cable network, HITN out of New York, offered me the opportunity to host a series that would do exactly what I wanted it to do! I agreed, and it is with great pride that I formally announce that my new show, “Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill” which basically translates to “Wild Kingdom with Ron Magill,” will make its official national cable launch on October 1st!!!HITN has secured some of the best natural history footage from the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic to put together incredible packages that will once again inspire us to admire and respect nature rather than vilify it!I am beyond flattered to host this show of which we have already shot 10 episodes! Below is your first look at the open! I hope you will like it!