Telemundo Media Lands First Exclusive Interview Granted by President Obama to a Spanish Language Network after Accepting His Nomination

Telemundo Media will present the first exclusive interview granted by

President Barack Obama to a Spanish-language network after formally

accepting his nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Fifty

four days before Election Day, President Obama will discuss with

Telemundo News Anchor José Diaz-Balart the recent death of the U.S.

Ambassador to Libya as well as other topics of interest to the Hispanic

community including the economy, jobs, healthcare, education and

immigration policy. This exclusive interview, conducted in Las Vegas,

Nevada, also will incorporate questions asked by Telemundo viewers via

social media. Excerpts of the interview will air on Thursday, September

13 on “Un Nuevo Día” (7:00 am ET/PT, 6 a.m. CT) and “Noticiero

Telemundo” (6:30 pm ET/PT, 5:30 pm CT) and an extended version will

appear on the network’s Sunday public affairs show “Enfoque con Jose

Diaz-Balart” this Sunday, September 16 (12 p.m. ET/PT, 11 a.m. CT).

President Obama responses will be translated to Spanish for broadcast

and also be closed captioned in both, English and Spanish.

“With Election Day approaching, Hispanics are eager to hear directly

from the candidates and President Obama has chosen to address them for

the first time after the Democratic National Convention on Telemundo

said Sylvia Rosabal, Senior Vice President of News for Telemundo. “As

part of our comprehensive political news coverage, we are committed to

empowering our audience with information about the issues that really

matter to them.”

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 21.7 million

Hispanics are eligible to vote this year. Given the high percentage of

Latino voters in key swing states, Hispanics may very well be the

determining factor on who will be the next President of the U.S. Both,

the Democratic and Republican parties, displayed an unprecedented number

of Hispanic speakers during their recent National Conventions and are

expected to campaign heavily in swing states where the Latino vote can

make the difference.

President Obama´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 exclusive

interviews with the candidates and key political figures. 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.

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. Telemundo’s 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 bicultural Hispanics in the

U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and

satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s

original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile



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.