Univision Continues at the Forefront of National Debate on Immigration Reform

05/12/10 . Insights Team

Network to Host Unprecedented Town Hall on Immigration ìInmigraciÛn: Un Debate Nacionalî LIVE From Miami, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, May 14 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central) Univision Announces Exclusive Hispanic Poll in Partnership with The Associated Press; Results to Be Revealed First on ìNoticiero Univisionî (Univision Network News) on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30pm ET/PT (5:30pm Central)

Miami, FL — As part of its commitment to represent the voice of the Hispanic community and serve as an invaluable source of information to millions of viewers, the Univision Network is furthering the debate on immigration in the U.S. with an exclusive poll, conducted in partnership with The Associated Press, which offers insights into the Hispanic communityís views on the governmentís progress on immigration reform, as well Arizonaís recently passed SB 1070 law and its amendments, among other key issues.  In addition, the network will host ìInmigraciÛn: Un Debate Nacionalî (Immigration: A National Debate), a town hall event moderated by Univision News anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas at the Univision studios in Miami, FL and by local news anchor Mary Rabago from the studios of Univision affiliate KTVW-33 in Phoenix, AZ that will provide a platform for both sides to discuss key issues surrounding immigration policy in the U.S.  The poll results will be revealed first on ìNoticiero Univisionî (Univision Network News) on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30pm ET/PT (5:30pm Central). ìInmigraciÛn: Un Debate Nacionalî will air on Friday, May 14 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central).  Media is invited to cover the event in Miami, FL and Phoenix, AZ.

The town hall will bring together some of the countryís most respected figures on immigration law and public policy, representatives of national Hispanic organizations as well as members of groups for and against immigration reform, members of the immigrant community, Arizona state and local government officials, a White House representative, and members of Congress to present diverse perspectives on how this issue touches every corner of America.

ìThe debate on immigration reform continues to be one of the most important issues for our community and we are happy to partner with The Associated Press on this poll to be able to present the current viewpoints of Hispanics around the country,î said Alina FalcÛn, president of news, Univision Communications Inc. ìAdditionally, with this town hall event we wish to provide a forum to debate these issues which are of vital importance to the daily lives of our viewers.î

ìImmigraciÛn: Un Debate Nacionalî will be closed-captioned in English on CC3 where available. The event will also be streamed live on Univision.com (keyword: Ley de Arizona) and simulcast on Univisionís sister radio network RadioCadena Univision.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Media is invited to cover the town hall event in both cities on Friday, May 14, 2010.

ï Press Check-in
8:30pm ET (Miami)
Univision Network
9405 NW 41 Street
Miami, FL 33178

5:30pm PT (Phoenix)
Univision 33 / KTVW
6006 South 30th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042

ï Town Hall ñ 10pm ET (Miami) / 7pm PT (Phoenix)

ï Photo, video and interview opportunity for press with moderators and panelists ñ 11pm ET (Miami) / 8pm PT (Phoenix)
RSVP:          Required for Admission
Priscilla Senior
psenor@univision.net
305-640-3592

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States.  Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; GalavisiÛn, the countryís leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for all of the Companyís platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision MÛvil, the industryís most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisaís pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications 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 www.univision.net

Contact: Elizabeth Sanjenis
Univision Network
305-471-4086
esanjenis@univision.net

 

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