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Pres. Obama Gives Interview to Telemundo

Following some criticism by Spanish-language media for shutting them out last week during a round of interviews, President Obama has granted an interview to Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart. One of the president’s chief critics last week was Diaz-Balart’s competitor, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos who Tweeted:

Parts of the Obama interview will air tomorrow night on “Noticiero Telemundo” with the full interview airing on Telemundo’s Sunday public affairs show, “Enfoque” also hosted by Díaz-Balart. The Telemundo anchor is the brother of Republican Florida congressman Mario Díaz-Balart.

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María Celeste Arrarás Named Co-Anchor Of ‘Noticiero Telemundo’

Telemundo has named María Celeste Arrarás as the co-anchor of evening newscast “Noticiero Telemundo.” Arrarás, known as “María Celeste” on her Telemundo newsmagazine “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste,” will appear alongside current anchor José Díaz-Balart. She will continue to host “Al Rojo Vivo.”

The addition of María Celeste is meant to help bolster Telemundo’s evening newscast, which–while growing–is still a distant second among Spanish-language viewers behind Univision’s “Noticiero Univision.”

Univision’s newscast also has a two-person anchor team, led by Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas. Until the addition of María Celeste, Diaz-Balart was flying solo on Telemundo’s evening newscast.

María Celeste has also appeared on NBC News programming, including “NBC Night;y News,” “Today” and “Dateline.” NBC is the parent company of Telemundo.
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Telemundo Scores Interview With President Obama

NBC’s Spanish-language network Telemundo has scored an exclusive interview with President Obama focusing on immigration reform.

Telemundo’s chief Washington correspondent Lori Montenegro will interview the President at the White House today. It will air on “Noticiero Telemundo” at 6:30 PM. The President last spoke to Telemundo in February, when he spoke to Jose Diaz-Balart, also about immigration reform.

As with the last interview, look for excerpts to appear on MSNBC and NBC News, in addition to Telemundo.

Important update: Univision has announced that President Obama will also be speaking with them, and the interview will air at 6:30 as well.

The Weekend Ticker: Obama & Telemundo, Clinton & PBS, Faulkner

  • Following his Las Vegas speech about immigration reform Tuesday, President Obama granted Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart an interview. It will air on “Enfoque” tomorrow at 11:55amET.

President Obama Grants Interviews To CBS News, Telemundo

President Obama has granted interviews to two U.S. TV outlets, CBS News newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo.

CBS broke in with a special report at 4 PM with a very brief clip from the interview, which had President Obama responding to Mitt Romney‘s statement on the situation in Libya. Steve Kroft asked the President whether the remarks were irresponsible:

“I’ll let the American people judge that,” Obama replied. “There’s a broader lesson to be learned here: Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.”

The full interview will air on “60 Minutes” at some point in the near future (not this Sunday), with excerpts on tonight’s “CBS Evening News.”

The Telmundo interview will be conducted by José Díaz-Balart and will air tomorrow on “Noticiero Telemundo “and Sunday on “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart.”

NBC News, Telemundo Reveal DNC, RNC Coverage Plans

NBC News and Telemundo have announced their coverage plans for the 2012 Democratic and Republican national conventions. As expected, NBC will not have coverage on the Wednesday of the DNC, due to the NFL kickoff game. It will make up for that with two hours of coverage on Thursday, however.

Brian Williams will lead NBC’s primetime coverage, and will also anchor “NBC Nightly News” from Tampa and Charlotte. “Meet the Press” will originate from Tampa the Sunday before the RNC, but will originate from DC before the DNC. For the RNC Matt Lauer will co-anchor a split “Today” from Tampa, while Savannah Guthrie will co-anchor from Charlotte for the DNC. The usual suspects, from Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd to Andrea Mitchell and David Gregory, will contribute to the network’s coverage.

There will be a significant online component, although NBC will have significantly less online streaming than either CBS or ABC News. NBC of course has MSNBC, which will more than make up for that in its 20+ hours a day of coverage.

José Díaz-Balart will lead Telemundo’s coverage, and will anchor “Noticiero Telemundo” from each convention.

Much more information, after the jump.

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The Afternoon Ticker: Baier, Diaz-Balart, CNN Heroes

  • Bret Baier is hosting a primetime special on Fox News examining American cities on the verge of bankruptcy. “Fox News Reporting: Cities Going Broke” airs tonight at 10pmET.
  • Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart is guest hosting the 2pmET hour on MSNBC next week. Diaz Balart will sit in for Tamron Hall on “NewsNation” Monday through Wednesday.
  • CNN has slated its sixth-annual “CNN Heroes” special for December 2. The live event will be hosted again this year by Anderson Cooper. CNN is accepting nominations through the end of this month; the top 10 finalists will be announced in mid-September.

The Afternoon Ticker: Lee, Zahn, Diaz-Balart…

  • CNBC’s “Fast Money” is heading to Chicago tomorrow for a special one day live event. Host Melissa Lee and the “Fast Money” traders will be joined by guests Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tom Ricketts, the chairman of Incapital and owner of the Chicago Cubs. 5pmET on CNBC.

  • Investigation Discovery’s “On the Case with Paula Zahn” which just launched its sixth season last Sunday, has already been given the go for a seventh season. Sunday’s opener drew 947,000 Total Viewers, second best ever for the series which debuted in 2009.

  • Next week the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will award Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart with the 2012 Media Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual “whose efforts in the media most accurately depict immigration and immigrants.”

Natalie Morales on ‘The Morning War:’ ‘Just One of Those Blips’

NBC’s Natalie Morales was talking about the issue of jobs at an Education Nation event at the gleaming New World Center in Miami Beach earlier this week.

It’s fitting as Morales has many of them at NBC.

TVNewser caught up with the “Today” show news anchor in the make-up room just before her panel discussion on preparing graduates for the 21st century workforce.

“As a company we see this as part of a wider initiative,” says Morales of NBC’s Education Nation. “It’s a corporate responsibility to try to give back.”

In recent years, Morales has moved beyond her news persona, taking on roles across the Peacock, whether co-hosting the Miss Universe pageant, or Macy’s July 4th Spectacular, or playing the part of fact-checker on “The Marriage Ref.”

But Morales never strays far from home.

“I have several Rock Center pieces in the works and (the Dateline series) My Kid Would Never Do That, which my kid ended up doing that,” Morales laughed.

The series puts children in a variety of decision-making situations while their parents watch the events unfold via hidden camera.

Morales says the challenge going forward, “is finding new ways to do it. I also don’t want to become the person that everybody recognizes. You have to keep the anonymity otherwise kids will see me and they’re not going to fall for it.”

As for her main job at “Today,” Morales admits, “It’s turbulent waters these days with where the ratings are.”

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Education Nation Hits the Beach

This TVNewser happens to be in Miami for the weekend, just as NBC’s company-wide Education Nation initiative lands in South Florida. Several days of on-air and off-air events will be dedicated to the impact of education among Hispanics. This afternoon, NBC’s Rehema Ellis will moderate a Teacher Town Hall which will air on South Florida’s Telemundo station WSCV. The town hall will also be available as a live web stream beginning at 1pmET at educationnation.com. Also today, Telemundo will broadcast a special education edition of the network’s Sunday public affairs show “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart.”

We’ll catch up with “Today” show news anchor Natalie Morales tomorrow who will be here to moderate a panel discussion Monday night at the New World Center in Miami Beach with several guests including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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