V-me Has Major Presence at NCLR Annual Conference

V-me Has Major Presence at NCLR Annual Conference

V-me broadcasts three shows of Viva Voz; Hosts Lunar Jim, Cookie Monster and Vox Pop booth at Latino Expo


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Miami & New York–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 19, 2007–V-me, the national television network partnered with public television, brings its positive message and smart, engaging entertainment for Latinos to the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual conference and Latino Expo USA 2007, taking place in Miami, Florida, July 21-24

As a major media sponsor of the event, V-me will broadcast its signature primetime show, Viva Voz, from the convention on July 23-25.

The programs will cover key conference issues including Health, Homeownership, Latinos in the Military, Citizenship, the Latino Vote, and the State of the Latino Community.

Viva Voz from the NCLR Conference will also present coverage of keynote speeches and thought-provoking conversations with national personalities. Some of the newsmakers and leaders featured in the Viva Voz coverage will include:

— Senator Hilary Clinton, 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate (D-NY)

— Senator Barack Obama, 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate (D-IL)

— Raul Yzaguirre, prominent Hispanic activist and founder NCLR

— Mayor Manny Diaz, City of Miami

— Janet Murguia, president, NCLR

— Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D-FL)

— Jorge Mursuli, national executive director, Democracia USA

— Arturo Vargas, executive director, Nat’l Assoc. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

— Juan Carlos Zapata, Florida State Representative (R-District 119)

— Monica Lozano, publisher & CEO, La Opinion

— Juana Bordas, president, Latina Leadership

— Juan Flores, founder, Afro Latino Forum

— Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas

V-me’s event presence extends to the free public event, Latino Expo USA. At its booth (#636), V-me showcases its extensive educational pre-school lineup with appearances by Lunar Jim and Plaza Sesamo’s Cookie Monster. And V-me’s Vox Pop booth will let visitors speak out on select topics that will appear on http://www.v-me.tv.

“Everyday V-me engages Latino families with smart, positive entertainment, and provides a platform to support and showcase the interests and achievements of the national community. Our significant presence at the NCLR conference underscores our commitment to presenting various voices and participating in the discussion of issues at the heart of that community,” says Carmen DiRienzo, president V-me.

Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, July 21 – 24, the NCLR annual conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community, serving as a meeting ground for more than 20,000 community leaders, activists, and volunteers.

V-me is presented locally by public TV stations in many cities as a digital broadcast and on basic cable; and nationally on DISH Network Ch 9414 and DISHLatino Ch 846. Check your local listings for more information.

About V-me

V-me is a new national network partnered with Public TV that entertains and educates America’s Latino families in Spanish with a lively mix of original and exclusive programs including: kids, lifestyle, nature, science, history, current affairs, music, arts, and nightly movies. The 24-hour digital broadcast network is presented by public television stations and carried on basic digital cable and satellite. V-me is the first venture announced by newly formed media production and distribution company, V-me Media Inc. To find out more visit http://www.v-me.tv

V-me Has Major Presence at NCLR Annual Conference