Republican Candidates to Participate in Univision’s Historic Presidential Forum

Republican Candidates to Participate in Univision’s Historic Presidential Forum


New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 9, 2007–Univision Communications Inc., the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company, and the University of Miami, one of the top research universities in the U.S., will host a Republican Candidate Presidential Forum on Sunday, December 9, 2007, at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The forum will be broadcast at 7:00 pm ET/PT on the #1 Spanish-language media outlets in the country – Univision’s television, radio and online platforms.

The Republican candidates participating in the forum, in alphabetical order are: Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Senator John McCain, Congressman Ron Paul, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Fred Thompson.

“I am excited that the Republican presidential candidates have accepted our invitation to participate in this unprecedented opportunity to connect with the Hispanic community by addressing the issues that matter to them most,” said Joe Uva, CEO of Univision Communications Inc. “This event is part of Univision’s commitment to inform, educate and empower Hispanic voters.”

“The University of Miami is proud to once again serve as the host location to a historic political event,” said University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. “It is a unique learning experience for our students to host both Democratic and Republican forums this political season.”

Moderated by Univision’s award-winning and highly respected network news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, the 90-minute Republican Presidential Candidate Forum will be broadcast in primetime on the Univision Network, RadioCadena Univision and online at

Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit

University of Miami

The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities with more than 15,600 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Founded in 1925, UM has grown from its main campus in the city of Coral Gables to include the Miller School of Medicine campus located near downtown Miami, the internationally renowned Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus on Virginia Key, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade County. The University’s vast and energetic research enterprise attracted more than $274 million in external funding in FY 2007. Its top-ranked medical school, which has internationally renowned programs in several specialties, is a key local health care resource, with its 800 faculty physicians handling 1 million patient visits annually. Led by President Donna E. Shalala, UM is accelerating its progress in all key areas, including fundraising: in 2006 the Momentum campaign reached its initial $1 billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule, and the campaign recently surpassed its subsequent $1.25 billion goal, hitting $1.31 billion. Over the past 5 years, UM’s selectivity in undergraduate admissions has increased dramatically, as have the undergraduate programs, with a multitude of opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research. In addition, the University is committed to strengthening its graduate programs by increasing the number of Ph.D. candidates across the disciplines and schools. UM played host to the first-ever Presidential Debate in the State of Florida in 2004 and is one of the finalists to host a Presidential Debate in 2008 to be decided by the Commission on Presidential Debates later this fall. For more information on the University of Miami, visit

Republican Candidates to Participate in Univision’s Historic Presidential Forum