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Morning Hosts Suspended Over Racist Gestures

Telemundo disciplines pair who made slant-eye expressions after South Korea victory

(Newser) - Two morning hosts on Telemundo who thought it was hysterical to make slant-eye gestures in regard to South Korea's soccer team have been suspended. The network, owned by NBCUniversal, disciplined James Tahhan and Janice Bencosme and said it was "extremely disappointed" in their actions Wednesday morning, reports Deadline...

Dobbs to Latino Voters: Let's Be Amigos!
Dobbs to Latino Voters:
Let's Be Amigos!

Dobbs to Latino Voters: Let's Be Amigos!

Once rabidly anti-illegal anchor now warms to 'amnesty'

(Newser) - If Lou Dobbs does indeed run against the only Hispanic in the Senate, New Jersey’s Robert Menendez, he may have to mend some fences with Latino voters—and here he goes. The former CNN anchor, notorious for his views against illegal immigration, gave an interview to Telemundo last week...

Telenovela Sexes Up Census Participation

Soap opera reaches out to worried Latinos

(Newser) - Spicy soap opera action may not be something usually associated with the US Census Bureau, but that's set to change next week. Perla Beltrán, a luckless but lovely character in popular Telemundo telenovela Más Sabe el Diablo, is getting a job helping boost Hispanic participation in next year's...

Obama Brings Ethnic Media Into Loop
Obama Brings Ethnic Media
Into Loop

Obama Brings Ethnic Media Into Loop

Latino, black outlets see better access to White House

(Newser) - From phoning Hispanic radio hosts to appearing on Telemundo, President Obama has shown a willingness to connect with the Latino community many feel his predecessor lacked. And while Obama’s first print interview as president was with Black Enterprise magazine, the White House and ethnic media outlets are approaching this...

NBC Looks to TiVo to Help Sell Clients

Network is hoping to corral ad zappers by tapping DVR data

(Newser) - NBC Universal will begin using viewership data gleaned from TiVo digital video recorders beginning in January, making it the first of the major networks to have access to second-by-second ratings of programming and commercials from TiVo, reports the Wall Street Journal. The network hopes TiVo will help it develop effective...

LA Mayor's Reporter Lover Suspended

'Conflicted' newscaster covered his divorce

(Newser) - A Telemundo reporter who covered the Los Angeles political beat while having an affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been suspended for two months without pay. Mirthala Salinas' involvement with the then-married mayor was an open secret at the station when she broadcast the breakup of his 20-year marriage. Media...

LA Mayor Bares Affair With News Anchor

She broadcast reports of his crumbling marriage

(Newser) - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday revealed an ongoing, year-long love affair with a local anchorwoman, which triggered the breakdown of his marriage. The newscaster, who works for Spanish-language channel Telemundo, broadcast news of the mayor's separation from his wife last month, despite a conflict of interest.

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