In light of Cristina Saralegui ending her long-running talk show, El Show de Cristina, we pay homage to the "Latina Oprah" with a slideshow featuring the best (and the worst) moments from her hit talk show over the years. Check it out and tell us: Are you sad to see Cristina go?
2010: Earlier this year Cristina sat down with her younger brother, Ignacio Saralegui, to talk about the difficult time he had coming out as a gay man to their conservative Cuban parents. During the heartfelt interview, Cristina shared this message with her fans: “Tomen consciencia del apoyo que necesita una persona cuando sale del closet y manténgase unidos.” [Be aware of the support that a person needs when they come out of the closet and stay united.]
The interview demonstrated Cristina's true support for her brother during that difficult time, but it was also a great moment of journalism in which she used her visibility to encourage tolerance and acceptance.