MIAMI--()--Telemundo Media announced today the first exclusive interview granted by Governor Mitt Romney to a Spanish-language network since formally accepting his nomination. Governor Romney will discuss with Telemundo News Anchor José Diaz-Balart the unrest in the Middle East, the state of the presidential race and other topics of interest to the Hispanic community. The exclusive interview, conducted in Los Angeles, California, also will incorporate questions asked by Telemundo viewers via social media through “Noticiero Telemundo’s” Facebook page and under the twitter handle @telemundonews. The interview will air on Monday, September 17 on “Noticiero Telemundo” (6:30 pm ET/PT, 5:30 pm CT). As part of a special series of the network’s Sunday public affairs show “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart,” an extended version of Governor Romney's interview will appear on Sunday, September 23 (12 p.m. ET/PT, 11 a.m. CT), following an extended version of President Obama's exclusive interview on Sunday, September 16 (12 p.m. ET/PT, 11 a.m. CT). Governor Romney's responses will be translated to Spanish for broadcast and also be closed captioned in English and Spanish.
“Hispanics will play a major role in the upcoming presidential election and want to hear from both candidates on the current Middle East crisis and issues that impact their daily lives including the economy, healthcare and immigration policy.”
“We are extremely proud to provide our viewers with exclusive access to both President Obama and Governor Romney at a very critical time in our country," said Sylvia Rosabal, Senior Vice President of News for Telemundo. "Hispanics will play a major role in the upcoming presidential election and want to hear from both candidates on the current Middle East crisis and issues that impact their daily lives including the economy, healthcare and immigration policy."
Governor Romney’s exclusive Spanish-language interview is part of a series of informative specials and segments that make up “Decisión 2012” (“Decision 2012"), a Telemundo News initiative that houses all reporting related to the 2012 elections. This initiative has included the complete coverage of the Presidential Primaries and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions; the release of the monthly national Latino Telemundo/NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls, as well as the first exclusive interview granted by President Obama after the Democratic National Convention. Recently, NBC News and Telemundo announced a partnership to deliver an unprecedented number of hours of political coverage in English and Spanish under the signature banner “Decision 2012.” Telemundo’s election coverage is complemented by the public service campaign “Vota por tu futuro” (“Vote for your future”) created to raise awareness among the Hispanic population about the importance of exercising the right to vote.
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