La Gaceta Newspaper part of Tampa Bay history still prints in three languages

La Gaceta Newspaper part of Tampa Bay history still prints in three languages


THEY WILL BE IN SIDNEY FOR TWO NIGHTS BEFORE HEADING TO NEW ZEALAND. AND NOWADAYS, IT’S HARD ENOUGH TO FIND A NEWSPAPER, LET ALONE ONE PRINTED IN MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE. THIS MORNING, A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW ONE SMALL TRELINGUAL PAPER HAS HAD THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD FOR OVER 100 YEARS SAYING VAMOS TAMPA BAY. MY GRANDFATHER STARTED IT IN 1922. Reporter: THIS IS PATRICK MONTEGA. FOR THREE GENERATIONS, THE FAMILY OWNED AND PRINTED THELA GARCETA NEWSPAPER. HE MADE IT HIS LIFE. THERE WAS A SIX-DAY-A-WEEK SPANISH-LING ONLY NEWSPAPER WITH WE’RE SERVICE FROM SPAIN AND CUBA. Reporter: AFTER WORLD WAR II, AS NEXT GENERATION TAMP ANANS RETURNED AND STARTED FAMILIES, HIS GRANDFATHER SAW THE NEED FOR ENGLISH NEWS IN THE NEWSPAPER. THE ITALIAN FAMILY CAME SOON ASKING THEM TO HELP PRESERVE THEIR CULTURE AS WELL. IT’S WRITTEN IN SPANISH, ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. WE HAVE AN ITALIAN EDITOR. WE HAVE A SPANISH EDITOR. Reporter: THE NEWSPAPER’S OFFICES ARE STILL IN YBOR CITY. NOT FAR FROM THE BACK OF THE PRINTING COMPANY WHERE IT STARTED. OVER THE YEARS, IT INFLUENCED, PROMOTED CHANGE AND BROKE BIG STORIES. WE WERE THE FIRST TO REPORT AND DID IT IN ONE STORY THAT THE RAYS WOULD GO TO CUBA. THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD GO TO CUBA AND THAT THE ROLLING STONES WOULD GO TO CUBA. Reporter: HE SHOWS ME AROUND THE WALLS, HOLDING PICTURES OF FROZEN HISTORY. JOHN F. KENNEDY, LINDEN JOHNSON, FORD, CARTER. MY GRANDFATHER’S MET WITH HUBERT HUMPHREY. OF COURSE, ALL THE FLORIDA GOVERNORS. Reporter: TODAY, IT’S A WEEKLY PAPER MAILED OUT ALL OVER THE U.S. AND MAY NOT BE AS BIG AS THE DAILIES IN BIGGER CITYS BAH HAS BIG NAMES SEEKING ITS SUPPORT. I DON’T KNOW IF MY GRANDFATHER-FATHER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WE WOULD GROUT LAST THE TAMPA TRIBUNE BUT WE DID. WE’RE PROBABLY ONE OF THE FEW FAMILY-OWNED PAPERS LEFT IN AMERICA. AND SO AGAIN, WHILE IT’S PART OF HISTORY HERE IN THE BAY AREA, THEY’RE ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE, HOPING TO MAKE IT TO THEIR 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. I TOLD YOU IT’S HOW MY

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