Fact Sheet from Univision (rec'd June 26, 2007)

Univision Presidential Candidate Debates

What:   Univision is proposing the first-ever presidential candidate debates that will focus exclusively on issues of particular interest to the Hispanic community.

Why:   The time is now for candidates to speak directly to the U.S. Hispanic community – Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. electorate and, as such, will play a pivotal role in this presidential election.

Dates:   Sunday, September 9, 2007 (Democratic candidate debate)
              Sunday, September 16, 2007 (Republican candidate debate)

Location:   BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, in Miami, Florida

Broadcasts:   National, primetime broadcasts on the Univision Network, RadioCadena and Univision Online

Moderators:   Univision’s award-winning and highly respected network news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas

Topics:   Each 90-minute debate will focus on topics of particular importance to the U.S. Hispanic community, including education, economy, Latin American foreign policy, immigration and health care.

Format:   Univision has created a format where candidates can talk to – not just about – Hispanics and the issues that matter most to them, hosted by the network that they rely on and the news organization they trust the most.

 · All questions will be asked in Spanish for the benefit of our viewers and listeners.  All candidates will simultaneously hear the question translated into English.

 · The candidates will be required to give all answers in English, which will then be simultaneously translated into Spanish for the benefit of our viewers and listeners.

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