In my house, we watch Meet the Press and Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Univisión's public affairs show (of course, I'm a big policy dork who channel surfs to catch glimpses of the other programs). Why? Because on the other networks, I won't find context of what's going on in Latin America or how the country's most pressing issues, such as the weak economy, are impacting the Latino community. This region and perspective is just not covered. This represents a major editorial and business mistake given that Spanish-language media consistently beats mainstream networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, in small and large markets throughout the country.
Veteran reporter and author Jorge Ramos hosts Al Punto, in addition to co-anchoring with highly respected journalist María Elena Salinas, the nightly newscast Noticiero Univisión.
Jorge was the first to interview a U.S. President for a Spanish-language public affairs show, has pressed countless Latin American heads of state and politicians. And well, he asked me a few questions. Along with Emilio Palacio, a former columnist at Ecuador's El Universo newspaper, I analyzed President Obama's jobs speech, the economy, and the Republican presidential hopefuls.
Special thanks to Jorge, the Al Punto staff, especially Roberto Pazos, for my first appearance on a public affairs show!
Click here to view the round table in Spanish.