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Matt Lauer, Jorge Ramos, Willie Geist Write Open Letters to Their Daughters

matt lauer and daughterIn celebration of Father’s Day, TIME and Lean In have published a series of open letters from famous dads to their daughters. This year’s collection includes notes from Unvision’s Jorge Ramos and NBC’s Matt Lauer, Carson Daly and Willie Geist.

Matt Lauer:

Thank you for the gift of your compassion — for always being the first to want to help others, whether they’re friends or total strangers. Thank you for your humor and even your moods — because one gets us all through the other. On this father’s day, I want you to know that I feel I’m right where I belong — tightly wrapped around your little finger.

Jorge Ramos:

There’s a beautiful picture of us, with you sleeping on my chest. You were only a few weeks old and I was clearly mesmerized by you. That moment, captured in an old photograph, is my idea of happiness. It’s true love.

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Jorge Ramos: ‘I’m Not Seeing Tough Questions Asked on American Television’

Jorge Ramos 2Politico’s Dylan Byers profiles Jorge Ramos, the “startlingly blunt” Univision and Fusion anchor who “makes no apologies for his outspoken stance on immigration reform.” Ramos — who recently confronted Speaker John Boehner over immigration — talks about his disappointment in the mainstream media:

“The Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci used to say that for her, an interview was like a war,” he said over lemonade at Johnny’s Half Shell, a restaurant near the Capitol. “I get the sense that we’ve forgotten that here in the United States. You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power. They laugh with them. They go to the [White House] correspondents’ dinner with them. They have lunch together. They marry each other. They’re way too close to each other. I think as journalists we have to keep our distance from power.”

“I’m not seeing tough questions asked on American television,” he added later. “I’m not seeing those correspondents that would question those in power. It’s like a club. We are not asking the tough questions.”

Mr. Ramos Goes to Washington

RamosFusion’s Jorge Ramos has been turned down for an interview so many times by Speaker John Boehner, he decided to fly to Washington, DC to get in front of the Republican leader.

“What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” Ramos asked Boehner after the Speaker cited the healthcare law as an impediment to passing immigration reform.

Speaker Boehner responded that there’s nobody more interested in immigration reform than him. “You can do it, Mr. Speaker. You can do it, and you really haven’t done it,” Ramos continued.

“I appreciate your opinion, thank you,” Boehner responded before moving onto a different reporter.

Ramos also visited Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas Reacts to ABC, MSNBC Cinco de Mayo Coverage

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas was on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this weekend talking about the Cinco De Mayo coverage on MSNBC and ABC. Salinas, who co-anchors “Noticiero Univision” with Jorge Ramos, said she didn’t find the incidents “insulting,” but noted they “show a lack of understanding of this so-called holiday.”

“I don’t think they meant any harm,” Salinas told Brian Stelter. “I really don’t think that the purpose of doing this was to insult. But if as a journalist you want to be accurate, then you have to be completely accurate — not only with the holiday and the date of the holiday, but you perpetuate the stereotype of that picture of the Mexican taking a siesta under a tree wearing a sombrero, and that is not necessarily what Mexicans are all about.” Watch:

Should Jorge Ramos Be Worried About Anthony Weiner?

Weiner RamosFormer U.S. Congressman and recent New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared with Jorge Ramos last night on Fusion, suggesting he has eyes on a certain anchor chair.

“You do a service every night with your program, so I believe there are other ways,” Weiner told Ramos about finding other ways to influence the political process than running for office. “For example, guest hosting your show.”

“Any day, of course,” Ramos responded. And in response to whether he is done sexting, Weiner told Ramos: “I think if anything at this point of my career I’ve earned the right to say it’s none of your business.”

Weiner is no stranger to TV-news hosting rumors. Last year, reports surfaced that he began reaching out to radio and TV agents before running for mayor. As a congressman, Weiner became known for buzzworthy cable news guest spots; he and Megyn Kelly got into a shouting match in 2011 over a potential conflict of interest Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas might have had when hearing Affordable Care Act cases.

Weiner casually lobbying for a guest-hosting gig on Fusion after the jump.

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The Morning Ticker: Ramos, Lewis, Dozier

  • Jorge Ramos is co-hosting “The View” this morning, promoting “America with Jorge Ramos,” the new newscast-turned-newsmagazine on Fusion. Ramos told the ladies how he stays fit: “I do yoga, tennis and I play football (soccer) every Saturday morning,” he said.

  • Former NBC News and Fox News correspondent Dana Lewis has been working for Al Jazeera America. Lewis, who spent 12 years in Moscow, has been covering the Ukraine crisis out of London. He has covered wars in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Former CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who was seriously injured in Iraq in 2006, has been named the 2014-15 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at Penn State. While in residence, Dozier will teach at the Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs, and the U.S. Army War College.

The Ticker: Gregory, Matthews/O’Reilly, Ramos

  • Mediaite reports Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews were among those inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Metropolitan Club in New York last night. On his show Matthews joked, “The fact that Bill O’Reilly joined me in receiving it, takes away none of that honor.”

  • The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award during the 2014 NAB Show next month in Las Vegas.

Sunday Show Ratings: March 2

ABC’s “This Week” wins for a second straight week in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. The win was ABC’s first back-to-back win in total viewers in close to 16 years (since 4/19/98 and 4/26/98).

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was second, with “Meet the Press” in third as most of the Sunday shows covered the tumultuous situation between Russia and Ukraine. “Fox News Sunday” was fourth in total viewers and fifth in the demo, and Univision’s “Al Punto” was fifth in total viewers and fourth in the demo.

Compared to the same week last year, all of the networks are up in both ratings measurements, with “Al Punto” showing the most growth in total viewers, up +48%, and “This Week” showing the most growth in the demo, +51% in A25-54 viewers.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,202,000 total viewers and 545,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” averaged 1,270,000 total viewers and 699,000 A25-54 viewers (some rebroadcasts were preempted for coverage of the Olympics).

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

The numbers for March 2:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 3.67M 1.28M
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.34M 953K
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.19M 946K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.32M 416K
Univision “Al Punto” 1.08M 507K

Jorge Ramos: ‘It’s Incredible What Happens When You Don’t Need Translation’

Jorge Ramos 2After four months of being immersed in English-language media, veteran journalist Jorge Ramos says it’s rewarding to be recognized by a whole new audience. Ramos, who signed a contract extension with Fusion Tuesday, tells the Hollywood Reporter, “Members of Congress and the White House are responding almost immediately when we broadcast something on Fusion. Finally, they are paying attention to what I’ve been doing for 30 years.”

“It’s incredible what happens when you don’t need translation,” Ramos says. “I’ve done interviews in Spanish with national news makers that had no consequences whatsoever [in the English-speaking world] because they were done in Spanish.”

Fusion Added to Dish Network, Shifts Programming

Jorge RamosFour months in, Fusion, the joint venture between ABC News and Univision, is shaking up its programming while adding 14 million more homes. Dish Network will now carry the news and lifestyle channel geared toward millennials, making it available in about 35 million homes, well on the way to its goal of being in 60 million homes in its first 5 years.

Among the programming changes: the morning show moves to the evenings and two daily programs will scale back to weeklies. The changes come on the same day Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos signed a contract extension keeping him with Fusion through the 2016 election. “Even though Jorge has been on television longer than Walter Cronkite, many Americans are discovering Jorge for the first time now that he has a program in English,” says Fusion CEO Isaac Lee in a note to staff.

Ramos, who co-anchors the evening newscast on Univision, will scale back his nightly Fusion show “America” to Tuesday nights, allowing more time for field interviews and transforming the program from a daily newscast to a weekly news magazine. Leon Krauze‘s “Open Source” will also scale back from nightly to weekly. The move comes as Krauze, who is also the main anchor at Univision’s LA station KMEX, gears up for Fusion’s coverage of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

“The Morning Show,” which Lee says “has exceeded our expectations,” will be rebranded and will now air at 8pmET and ”AM Tonight” anchored by Alicia Menendez moves to 9pmET.

More details in Lee’s note, after the jump…

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