Legendary TV Host Don Francisco Reflects On His American Dream | Nightly News Films

Birt 19 feb 2021
Mario Kreutzberger, known as “Don Francisco,” has graced televisions and filled the hearts of families for more than 50 years after starting his career in Chile. Don Francisco sits down with José Díaz-Balart and tells him how he made his American Dream a reality.
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Legendary TV Host Don Francisco Reflects On His American Dream | Nightly News Films


  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Don Francisco was old when I was a baby.

  • Yup, cada Sabado era un Sabado Gigante. As I got older, I didn't care for the show... DON'T TELL MY MOM. 🤫

  • Man.. Sábado Gigante was such a BIG part of me growing up. It never got old. I always looked forward to it!

  • Don Francisco estoy esperando su respueta

  • Francisco is very good Man with lots of good heart I have seen all of his shows very nice family man

  • Don Francisco, you're English is better than most Chileans'. My parents also used to watch your show. Cariños de un Chileno viviendo en China.

  • 😊

  • Fire Michael Che, Super Spreader of Misinformation and hate

  • Can’t forget about “a Los leones” 👉🏻

  • he probably remembers when news was objective reporting, and not just left wing propaganda

  • Is sooo weird heard him on English.

  • Thank you so much Jose for bringing us this true gem of a story. 🤗💙💪🏾

  • Your looks and voice have stuck. Very interesting to see you at this age!

  • Oh gosh, years with him. Very different history than I thought.

  • Quien no se acuerda de el. Fue un excellente show, uno esoeraba el show todos los Sabado era un show completo a traves de el uno conocia la cultural de otros paises. Felicidades y muchas bendiciones para Don Francisco. Gracias, Jose.

  • His English is fluent, not broken at all.


  • Another shapeshifting small hat!

  • Ahhh Don Francisco I basically grew up watching your show from Univision Channel. 😊

  • I grew up watching him on Sabado Gigante.

  • I love this thank you for making this interview, I grew up watching don francisco, I remember rushing home with my mom every Saturday to be on time and watch sábado gigante! Like me there is millions of Latinos and many generations that we grew up watching don Francisco and sábado gigante while eating dinner. Don Francisco you’re a idol and so dear to me! I love you and god may bless you for bringing so much happiness to our hearts for so many years 💕💕💕💕💕

  • Upon her 1st visit to her hometown,Kamala Harris was welcomed by only THREE people.As usual,they will take Covid as an excuse. 🇨🇳

  • He's a living legend! He's part of every Latino family, Sabado Gigante was LIT!

  • That was beautiful . Thank you

  • ❤👍💋Thanks Love Don Francisco

  • Always remember Don Francisco!!! 💗💗💗💗🙋🏻‍♀️🇵🇷

  • Amazing story of perseverance ♥️

  • Thank you Don Francisco. My grandma loved watching you and she is a very good person too. Thank you for all you did :)

  • Don Francisco is like part of the family. Every Saturday night, it's automatic.

  • The man the legend don Francisco.i grew up watching this man

  • 🤷

  • Legend!

  • Love Don Francisco!

  • Legendary? Where? Never heard of him before.

  • I was born in the 80s in Ecuador and he was a must see on Saturdays.my grandma loved his show

  • He just revealed The secret word. ( dreaming). Not a dream but constantly dreaming is what get your success to align with you. We need to change the world by showing people that their power is to constantly visualize themselves doing what they desire.

  • he is chilean not cuban. thats cuban music

  • I never saw don Francisco as a European American. Funny to find out he is German. Amazing show, loved him/it... gracias

  • 👍

  • Absolutely hated my in-laws but definitely appreciate the memories of watching this with my kids at their house... Makes me proud to have my Latin/Hispanic background!

  • Mi encanta Sabado Gigante & Don Francisco..

  • His career was plagued by sexual misconduct court settlements... I’m Chilean like him, we know this guy more than you ever will in the states. Keep praising him though, I like when you wear your true colors, NBC.

  • Such an icon👏👏👏👏💞

  • How old is he Don?

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  • I love this man. I don't even speak Spanish, but I watch his show.

  • To me this guy was a perv. Yuk!

  • With all his human defects, he is a truly outstanding person.

  • We have a photograph of mygrandma, my mom, and my sister watching this show. We took the photo 5 months before my grandma passed away. Beautiful memories!❤❤ love you grandma!!!

  • A real legend

  • Yeah what about the dark side of this story ? If we all have that opportunity we also would be speaking of dreams that don’t exist

  • A true icon.......

  • gotta thank the lad. he gave latino families entertainment WEEKLY.

  • How many of us remember growing up with family that watched this man's show every Saturday night? 👋

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  • This guy hosted a show I started watching back in 1988 called Sabado Gigante. He is a legend.

  • I dont like the way he rapid fire interviews

  • I remember being very young and seeing sabado gigante every Saturday

  • He a Legend......

  • The greatest threat to the sovereignty of the United States and the security of our people are the domestic terrorists we refer to as democrats. Unfortunately, that is not an opinion, it is the ONLY logical conclusion supported by all available empirical evidence

  • Sabado Gigante💗 Don Fransico💗

  • He's like 400 years old and he still looks 55. Lmao My mom used to joke about that when I was a kid and now I'm doing it too

  • We miss him a lot ❤❤❤❤❤👍

  • ..... El Chacal

  • Jose is the BEST

  • Still alive this guy ....he has an interview with Jesus Christ

  • It needs more cowbell

  • He touched my mom

  • Tantos gratos momentos con Don Francisco....Muchas gracias José por la entrevista.

  • Saturday’s have never been the same since Sabado Gigante went off air. Amazing legend will forever be cherished in my heart.

  • I grew up watching this show with my grandparents. Don Francisco is embedded in our childhoods, our memories, our families, and our hearts.

  • LEGEND......🇨🇱🇨🇱🇨🇱🇨🇱🇨🇱🇨🇱

  • Most beautiful woman on that show 😍

  • Great

  • My novio has seis hija, D. Francisco has tres.

  • Sábado Gigante brought our family together every week

  • El más grande !

  • God bless this wonderful man.

  • I hope 🤞 one day I get to meet him. A movie should be made about his life work.

  • For sure.. So far I can’t remember a show that United families, Stop doing what we were doing sit together and watch a good Show. I wish that I can go back in the Future hug each one of my family member and let them know how much I love them.. What a Show that was.... Good times Thanks to Don Franciscoz

  • 😢 ahh this man is my childhood

  • Don Francisco.....the best....used to watch the program with my parents... so much fun....thank you!

  • Te amo Don Francisco! 💓💓💓

  • His show was so entertaining


  • Don Francisco que bendicion! Muy buena entrevista gracias! I remember the good old days when sabado gigante was on TV, made you feel great! This is a classic interview, thank you so much NBC!!

  • He was around since I was in my diapers 😂 made my entire childhood!

    • Yes can’t forget “a Los leones “

  • I love this man, it's like he is part of my life, we used to watch him every single saturday, I miss the show so much.

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  • Hello Don Francisco Am Tony Gamvoa all the way from Belize We love Sabado Givante

  • Show had it all

  • Don Francisco entertained latinos homes every Saturday night.

  • You could tell Jose knew Don Francisco is from his childhood. Is Jose Mexican or cuban..diaz sounds mexican

    • I studied abroad in Argentina and I can verify they are racists.

    • Actually, I didn't know that until I move to the US. The Cubans I met in Central America were very nice and friendly. I've been told that Argentinians think they are not Latinos but Europeans. The truth is that the majority of the population in Argentina is white and from German or Italian roots.

    • ​@Mary S dang.. Cubans are very anti-black...all communities of color are anti-black but cubans top the cake. I've heard all Latinos say that cubans think they're white.

    • He is from the US. But his parents were from Cuba.

  • I grew up watching Sabado Domingo while eating tamales

  • I loved this show! My mom and Dad would always watch it. ❤️

  • Oh please his show was nothing more than a rip off of the game shows and variety shoes in english and if the me to movement would have been in his day he would be in jail.

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  • Don Francisco 🇺🇸🥰American Dream

  • Cool

  • It didn't sound to me like broken English!

  • He was accused of sexual harassment by a few his former female workers....but Univision always protected him because his show had the most ratings.

    • Don Francisco got a lot panochas

    • when a girl says no she can acussed you of sexual harrassment. if she say yes is call a hook up LOL