NuvoTV will team with NBC News' Peacock Productions to host a town hall special centering on the roles of Latinos in the upcoming presidential election.
Tentatively titled, We Decide 2012, the Latino town hall special will be filmed before a live studio audience at Rockefeller Center and will premiere this August on the NuvoTV, the only English-language cable network aimed at serving America's bicultural Latinos.
NBC News' award-winning journalist Natalie Morales will moderate the forum that will feature a panel of experts, who will engage with the live audience and other virtual participants through social media platforms. The special will take a deep dive into how the presidential candidates are addressing issues specific to America's Latino community, including unemployment, health care, education and immigration.
In the summer of 2008, NuvoTV, then known as SíTV, authored "Crash The Parties ‘08" a national online contest in which aspiring young Latino journalists competed to cover the presidential election for the network. Winners were announced at a Capitol Hill reception, and then rewarded with media training before attending the Democratic and Republican national conventions as television reporters on the convention floor.
For "We Decide: 2012," nuvoTV will also team up with NBCLatino.com, NBC News' English-language platform serving news and lifestyle content to U.S. Hispanics. Together, they will provide information and increase awareness about the key issues related to We Decide: 2012, as well as engage audiences and readers on NBCLatino's social channels like Twitter and Facebook.
"Latinos in America are a crucial component for presidential candidates in this year's election, and could well be the deciding factor in determining who is our next president," said NuvoTV CEO Michael Schwimmer in announcing the initiative. "Mainstream media has not adequately addressed the issues facing America's Latino community in the context of this presidential election. NuVoTV's town hall will provide a unique venue for Latinos to amplify their voice across the country in English, so that the widest possible audience can appreciate Latinos perspectives on the issues."
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