The Brian Lehrer Show

'The Deepest, Darkest Secret in the Latino Community'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

After a Univision host and comedian was fired for making a racist comment about Michelle Obama, a larger public conversation is breaking out about racism among Latinos. 

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On The Media

Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

Friday, November 28, 2014

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Two 45-Minute Halves, No Commercials

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

ESPN and Univision have seen ratings spike during the World Cup. Brian Stelter, CNN's senior media correspondent and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," talks about what the games mean commercially and how the broadcasts make money with few advertisements.

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On The Media

Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

Friday, July 04, 2014

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV." In addition to his role as news anchor on the Spanish-language network, Ramos now hosts "America with Jorge Ramos", an English-language program on the recently launched Fusion network. Brooke speaks with Ramos about how his new job is exposing him to a wider media audience.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fútbol - and Slurs - in Spanish

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After watching World Cup matches in Spanish on Univision, Felix Sanchez, co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, called attention to the language some commentators used to describe players. Univision has responded, and the dialogue has inspired a conversation about race, language and Spanish.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Candidates with Univision

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pilar Marrero, senior political writer for La Opinión and now author of Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation, talks about this week's Presidential forums on Univision with Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama and their messages to Latinos.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jorge Ramos: Al Punto

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jorge Ramos, anchor for Noticiero Univision and host of "Al Punto" ("To The Point"), which airs on Sunday mornings on Univision, talks about current political news as well as immigration and Univision's role in this presidential election year.

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The Takeaway

Univision's Jorge Ramos on Latino Voters in the 2012 Presidential Race

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's getting down to the wire in Florida, with Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in the polls. The Latino vote is essential to win the Sunshine State, but it might be even more important for the general election in November. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, 12.2 million Latinos will vote in the 2012 presidential election, a 26 percent increase from 2008. But whether Latinos like what they've seen in the lead-up to the Florida primary remains to be seen.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate, The Culture Gabfest: Cultureballs Edition

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas parse J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood’s new film about the infamous FBI director. Next, they consider the popularity of the Spanish language television channel Univision


The Takeaway

President Obama Addresses Immigration Reform

Thursday, July 01, 2010

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a speech on comprehensive immigration reform at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. today. This in the wake of Arizona's controversial immigration law, and the threat of other states passing their own immigration legislation. Valeria Fernandez, a reporter for Feet in Two Worlds — a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School; and Maria Elena Salinas, an anchor at Univision, join us to talk about what they and the hispanic population hope the President will say in his speech.

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