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TV giant Don Francisco celebrates 50 years of 'Sabado Gigante'
TV giant Don Francisco celebrates 50 years of 'Sabado Gigante'

"Sábado Gigante" is ending its run after 53 years on the air. As we look back on the show's history, here is a Times story on the show's 50th anniversary originally published on Oct. 27, 2012. One of Latin America's top entertainment personalities is holed up in his dressing room at Univision's studios as frenzied fans just outside line a red carpet where celebrities are slowly making their way into the big show. As he quietly watches the procession on his dressing room monitor, his longtime assistant begins the intricate ritual of preparing his pre-show meal that includes branzini fish with rocoto chile paste and a tossed salad. "After the...

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