Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 14, 2007–Hispanics Today(R), the nation’s leading Hispanic-themed syndicated news magazine show, will host a special series dedicated entirely to the immigration debate that is front and center on Capitol Hill. The three-show series will range from family and immigration to changes in hiring policies featuring Congressional members and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) leaders.
This special airing is the first time Hispanics Today(R) has featured a full episode devoted to a talk format.
Panel participant and USHCC President and CEO Michael L. Barrera commented, “I am pleased to integrate the voice of the Hispanic business community into the national forum on immigration. Our views will be heard by the broadest possible spectrum of Americans, and the timing couldn’t be better as we head toward the 2008 elections.”
The first of the series will begin airing nationally on November 16th, and will focus on the impact of immigration on Hispanic families. Among the topics explored is the “Dream Act” co-sponsored Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida.
USHCC General Counsel Melinda Guzman moderated the panel discussion. Other panelists in this Hispanics Today’s episode included Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida and Michael L. Barrera, USHCC President and CEO.
Regarding the special television format, Hispanics Today(R) General Manager Augustine Martinez noted, “We thought to do something new and exciting as part of the season launch. We are the nation’s only Hispanic news magazine show reaching 86% of Hispanic homes, and we strive to give our viewers ‘now’ news and encourage them to check their local listings.”
The show will also be available on HispanicsToday.com for its online audience. Local listings of the show, log on to http://www.HispanicsToday.com.
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About Hispanics Today
Hispanics Today is an English-language that highlights the largest and fastest growing segment of the U.S. population – the Latino market – and their impact on American business, politics, and culture. The show reaches 84% of Hispanic television viewers in 165 markets.
About the United States Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, that generate more than $380 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
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