via press release:
TELEMUNDO AND MSNBC PRESENT EXCLUSIVE TOWN HALL WITH THE PRESIDENT
Hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart, the Presidential Town Hall Will Air on Telemundo on Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM/6C and on MSNBC at 8PM/6C
MIAMI – February 20, 2015 –Telemundo and MSNBC will present an exclusive town hall with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM/6C on Telemundo and at 8PM/7C on MSNBC. Telemundo and MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart will interview the President about his recently announced executive actions on immigration and their impact on families and communities, and will host this one-hour special in Spanish and English on both networks. The town hall will be taped in Miami at Florida International University (FIU), the fourth largest public university in the U.S. which graduates more Hispanics than any other university in the country.
During the town hall, the President will answer questions directly from the attending audience and through social media. Social media users can begin submitting questions today using the hashtags #ObamaResponde and #ObamaTownHall, and the public can join the conversation by following @TelemundoNews and @MSNBC on Twitter, visiting MSNBC and Noticiero Telemundo on Facebook or going on MSNBC and TelemundoNews on Instagram.
The Telemundo and MSNBC production will offer unique cross-platform content to draw more Latino viewers across the whole language spectrum in addition to the general market. Díaz-Balart is a 30-year journalism veteran and the only television anchor to host daily newscasts on both English language and Spanish language cable platforms. He currently anchors two Telemundo shows, “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” and “Noticiero Telemundo,” and hosts the MSNBC show, “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart,” the only English cable news program based in Miami.
MSNBC launched “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart” late last year as part of its increased focus on moving news to dayside programming and its continued commitment to appealing to diverse audiences. In 2014, Telemundo’s news and information properties recorded their best year on record while its competition declined among total viewers and adults 18 to 49. Also in 2014, MSNBC was the top-rated cable network for Hispanic viewers in adults 25-54 during Monday to Friday primetime and was the only cable news network to see an increase in the Hispanic audience over the past year.