MIAMI--()--Univision News, a division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced the dates for the “Meet the Candidates” events that the Company is hosting along with Facebook to discuss education and the future of the Hispanic community. Republican presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney, will be participating in this conversation with Univision News on September 19, 2012, while President Barack Obama’s event will take place on September 20, 2012. Both events will be streamed online in English and will be televised on the Univision Network at 10 p.m. ET/PT on each night. These are the first-ever events of their kind targeting Hispanic Americans. The “Meet the Candidates” events will both take place in front of a live audience at the University of Miami BankUnited Center Fieldhouse.
“Hispanics will play a key role in electing the next President of the United States and these events will help address key issues so that the more than 20 million Hispanics expected to vote this year can make an informed decision”
“Hispanics will play a key role in electing the next President of the United States and these events will help address key issues so that the more than 20 million Hispanics expected to vote this year can make an informed decision,” said Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks. “We are pleased that both President Obama and Governor Romney understand the importance of sharing their vision with Hispanic Americans, a group that is younger and more active in social media than the average citizen, and whose influence in U.S. politics continues to grow. By partnering with Facebook and the University of Miami, we are further bringing access to these candidates to an incredibly important segment of the population.”
“The University of Miami is proud to be part of these important events that will address the future of education and Hispanics in the nation,” said Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami. “Our students are thrilled to have the candidates for President on our campus.”
Moderated by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, the award-winning anchors of Univision’s national evening newscast “Noticiero Univision,” the conversations will focus on education and the future of the Hispanic community. Each will be streamed on the Univision Noticias Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/univisionnoticias), with Facebook’s politics hub (http://www.facebook.com/uspolitics) also highlighting the events. Univision News will also be engaging audiences via Facebook in advance of the events.
Univision News is covering the lead-up to the 2012 Presidential Election across all platforms, in both Spanish and English. This includes election coverage on UnivisionNoticias.com, the Noticias Univision app. English-language coverage is available at UnivisionNews.Tumblr.com.
Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impact the community through: Univision’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscasts; “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine programs “Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news on “Despierta America” (Wake Up America). In the last year, Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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About The University of Miami
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