Yes, it is true.
Watching channel 2's (RTP 2 - portuguese official channels) news reel at 10 pm is a must.
It's concise and to the point, a 30 min overview from Portugal's best.
Because language learning is all about getting into the mindframe which is behind speech and written language.
The same applies to APEMIP's Seminars: Boring, sometimes enlightened, they give you 1 credit a piece, but allow you dive into the cultural aspects which make up the Portuguese Real Estate Industry.