As part of its extensive Reforma Migratoria Hora Cero (Immigration Reform Zero Hour) news coverage, Telemundo will present a special edition of its Sunday public affairs program, Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart, live from the 13th National Council of la Raza (NCLR) convention in New Orleans this Sunday, July 21 at 12PM/11AM C. In an ongoing effort to inform Hispanic audiences and encourage civic participation in the debate over immigration reform, the one-hour special, Enfoque: Reforma Migratoria Hora Cero, will include the latest information about the negotiations to approve the bill in the House of Representatives; interviews with key leaders in this process; and opinions and commentary from experts on the topic and prominent figures in the Hispanic community. The program will offer a comprehensive overview of the reform bill and explore the different ways it could affect Hispanics in this country.
Hosted by renown journalist José Díaz-Balart, Enfoque: Reforma Migratoria Hora Cero will feature a dialogue with political analyst and University of Texas Professor Victoria de Francesco and other subject-matter experts. The program will also air excerpts from an open forum Más allá de la Reforma Migratoria: educación como el catalizador de la integración de los inmigrantes (Beyond Immigration Reform: Education as the Catalyst for Integrating Immigrants) moderated by José Díaz-Balart on Saturday, July 20 at the NCLR convention, with the participation of NCLR President Janet Murguía, White House Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Muñoz, actress and activist Eva Longoria, Dr. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and other prominent Latino leaders.
Enfoque: Reforma Migratoria Hora Cero will also include a segment focusing on the future Hispanic leaders with the participation of Hispanic celebrities. Likewise, the program will feature interviews of local Latino leaders in a segment about the vibrant Hispanic community in New Orleans, a city considered a microcosm of US ethnic relations.
Television audiences and social network followers will be able to participate in the hour-long live program by sending their questions and comments via Twitter (hash tag: #NCLR13 and @TelemundoNews) and the Noticias Telemundo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NoticieroTelemundoTV.
Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart is the first and only Sunday public affairs program in Spanish produced in Washington DC, featuring news analysis and in-depth interviews with leading figures in the Hispanic community. To request a transcript of the interviews broadcast on Enfoque con Jose Díaz-Balart, please contact Camilo.Pino@NBCUni.com.
About Telemundo Media:
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundos multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 14 owned stations and its broadcast and cable affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundos original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.