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Univision Executives Discuss Diving Into Weekend Morning News

For years Univision had been comfortable with airing direct-response commercials and reruns. However, with new management coming in, they decided to change the weekend view.

Eduardo Razo

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ABC, CBS, and NBC are at the heart of the weekend morning news wars. However, the trio could begin to worry as Univision’s “Despierta America” launched a Sunday edition of its show. 

Variety relayed the comments from some executives, who discussed the change in mindset. The Spanish show enters a crowded field of weekend news as they hope to take away the Hispanic population from their competitors. 

“I’m a big fan of ‘Today’ and ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ and ‘Good Morning America,’ but we do a show for our people, and we know their needs. We know our community,” Luz Maria Doria, an executive producer of “Despierta America” said. 

For years Univision had been comfortable with airing direct-response commercials and reruns. However, with new management coming in, they decided to change the weekend view.

Luis Silberwasser took over as the president of Univision’s TV networks in January, where he posed the question of “what’s happening on Sunday morning?”

“I asked my question because I know that some of my competitors do it in general market. Some of those shows are very successful, and we said, well, there is a chance and an opportunity for us to really bring the best of what we do Monday through Friday morning and extend it into Sunday morning,” Silberwasser said. 

Executives on the English language side might worry about “Despierta America,” as the show brings in an audience with an average age of 60. It’s a medium that’s five years younger than the average viewer of NBC’s “Sunday Today and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and nine years younger than CBS’ “Sunday Morning.”

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CNN Defends Jake Tapper, Dana Bash Amid Criticism of Political Bias

“There are no two people better equipped to co-moderate a substantial and fact-based discussion…”

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CNN has defended both Jake Tapper and Dana Bash amid backlash and criticism of their perceived political biases.

In a statement to The Hill’s Dominick Mastrangelo, the network stood behind its decision to choose the pair to moderate the first presidential debate from its Atlanta studios this week.

“Jake Tapper and Dana Bash are well-respected veteran journalists who have covered politics for more than five decades combined. They have extensive experience moderating major political debates, including CNN’s Republican Presidential Primary Debate this cycle,” a network spokesperson said. “There are no two people better equipped to co-moderate a substantial and fact-based discussion and we look forward to the debate on June 27 in Atlanta.”

The defense of the moderators comes after CNN This Morning host Kasie Hunt prematurely ended an interview with former President Donald Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt after she continually levied criticisms against Tapper.  

Hunt fiercely defended her colleagues both on the air in ending the interview with Leavitt and also in a social media post.

“You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period,” wrote Hunt on X. “I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

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MSNBC Announces First Live In-Person Show Featuring Rachel Maddow, Jen Psaki and More

There are two separate sessions scheduled for that day, with a 1-3 PM show and a 5-7 PM show.

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Late last year, MSNBC announced plans for a series of live events leading up to the 2024 presidential election. It has now made plans for its first event featuring Rachel Maddow and Jen Psaki, among others.

On Saturday, September 7th, Maddow, Psaki, and Steve Kornacki are part of a panel who will appear on the stage at the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

There are two separate sessions scheduled for that day, with a 1-3 PM show and a 5-7 PM show.

In the afternoon timeslot, Psaki, Kornacki, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, and Alex Wagner will “lead deep-dive discussions on the issues that matter most to voters: the state of the 2024 presidential race, the changing electorate, and the critical stretch of the campaign,” the network says.

In the evening session, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ari Melber, Stephanie Ruhle, Micahel Steele, Alicia Menendez, Symone Sanders Townsend, and more will discuss “where things stand less than two months from Election Day,” before Maddow closes things out “the way only she can,” MSNBC said.

Tickets for the first session start at $128.50 while tickets for the evening show will begin at $168.50. Tickets for the event went on sale Monday morning.

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Kasie Hunt: You Must Respect My CNN Colleagues to Come On My Show

“I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

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Monday morning, CNN host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with the national press secretary for former President Donald Trump’s campaign after she attacked anchor Jake Tapper. Hunt took to social media to make one thing clear.

“You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period,” wrote Hunt. “I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

During the CNN This Morning interview, Hunt asked Karoline Leavitt a pair of questions about the former President’s debate preparation. In each answer, Leavitt turned the attention to Tapper, which Hunt quickly shot down.

“Ma’am, we’re going to stop this interview if you’re going to keep attacking my colleagues,” Hunt said as the pair talked over one another.

After Leavitt said that she was “stating facts” by mentioning that CNN has been biased in its coverage of Trump, especially from Tapper, Hunt ended the interview.

“I’m sorry … Karoline, thanks very much for your time. You are welcome to come back at any point,” said Hunt.

On social media, Leavitt took issue with Hunt’s conduct during the exchange.

“You cut off my microphone for bringing up the debate moderator’s history of anti-Trump lies,” she wrote. “This proved our point that President Trump will not be treated fairly on Thursday.”

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Univision Executives Discuss Diving Into Weekend Morning News

For years Univision had been comfortable with airing direct-response commercials and reruns. However, with new management coming in, they decided to change the weekend view.

Eduardo Razo

Published

on

ABC, CBS, and NBC are at the heart of the weekend morning news wars. However, the trio could begin to worry as Univision’s “Despierta America” launched a Sunday edition of its show. 

Variety relayed the comments from some executives, who discussed the change in mindset. The Spanish show enters a crowded field of weekend news as they hope to take away the Hispanic population from their competitors. 

“I’m a big fan of ‘Today’ and ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ and ‘Good Morning America,’ but we do a show for our people, and we know their needs. We know our community,” Luz Maria Doria, an executive producer of “Despierta America” said. 

For years Univision had been comfortable with airing direct-response commercials and reruns. However, with new management coming in, they decided to change the weekend view.

Luis Silberwasser took over as the president of Univision’s TV networks in January, where he posed the question of “what’s happening on Sunday morning?”

“I asked my question because I know that some of my competitors do it in general market. Some of those shows are very successful, and we said, well, there is a chance and an opportunity for us to really bring the best of what we do Monday through Friday morning and extend it into Sunday morning,” Silberwasser said. 

Executives on the English language side might worry about “Despierta America,” as the show brings in an audience with an average age of 60. It’s a medium that’s five years younger than the average viewer of NBC’s “Sunday Today and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and nine years younger than CBS’ “Sunday Morning.”

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CNN Defends Jake Tapper, Dana Bash Amid Criticism of Political Bias

“There are no two people better equipped to co-moderate a substantial and fact-based discussion…”

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A photo of the CNN logo

CNN has defended both Jake Tapper and Dana Bash amid backlash and criticism of their perceived political biases.

In a statement to The Hill’s Dominick Mastrangelo, the network stood behind its decision to choose the pair to moderate the first presidential debate from its Atlanta studios this week.

“Jake Tapper and Dana Bash are well-respected veteran journalists who have covered politics for more than five decades combined. They have extensive experience moderating major political debates, including CNN’s Republican Presidential Primary Debate this cycle,” a network spokesperson said. “There are no two people better equipped to co-moderate a substantial and fact-based discussion and we look forward to the debate on June 27 in Atlanta.”

The defense of the moderators comes after CNN This Morning host Kasie Hunt prematurely ended an interview with former President Donald Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt after she continually levied criticisms against Tapper.  

Hunt fiercely defended her colleagues both on the air in ending the interview with Leavitt and also in a social media post.

“You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period,” wrote Hunt on X. “I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

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MSNBC Announces First Live In-Person Show Featuring Rachel Maddow, Jen Psaki and More

There are two separate sessions scheduled for that day, with a 1-3 PM show and a 5-7 PM show.

Barrett News Media

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on

A photo of the MSNBC Live logo

Late last year, MSNBC announced plans for a series of live events leading up to the 2024 presidential election. It has now made plans for its first event featuring Rachel Maddow and Jen Psaki, among others.

On Saturday, September 7th, Maddow, Psaki, and Steve Kornacki are part of a panel who will appear on the stage at the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

There are two separate sessions scheduled for that day, with a 1-3 PM show and a 5-7 PM show.

In the afternoon timeslot, Psaki, Kornacki, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, and Alex Wagner will “lead deep-dive discussions on the issues that matter most to voters: the state of the 2024 presidential race, the changing electorate, and the critical stretch of the campaign,” the network says.

In the evening session, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ari Melber, Stephanie Ruhle, Micahel Steele, Alicia Menendez, Symone Sanders Townsend, and more will discuss “where things stand less than two months from Election Day,” before Maddow closes things out “the way only she can,” MSNBC said.

Tickets for the first session start at $128.50 while tickets for the evening show will begin at $168.50. Tickets for the event went on sale Monday morning.

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Kasie Hunt: You Must Respect My CNN Colleagues to Come On My Show

“I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

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A photo of CNN's Kasie Hunt
(Photo: CNN)

Monday morning, CNN host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with the national press secretary for former President Donald Trump’s campaign after she attacked anchor Jake Tapper. Hunt took to social media to make one thing clear.

“You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period,” wrote Hunt. “I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

During the CNN This Morning interview, Hunt asked Karoline Leavitt a pair of questions about the former President’s debate preparation. In each answer, Leavitt turned the attention to Tapper, which Hunt quickly shot down.

“Ma’am, we’re going to stop this interview if you’re going to keep attacking my colleagues,” Hunt said as the pair talked over one another.

After Leavitt said that she was “stating facts” by mentioning that CNN has been biased in its coverage of Trump, especially from Tapper, Hunt ended the interview.

“I’m sorry … Karoline, thanks very much for your time. You are welcome to come back at any point,” said Hunt.

On social media, Leavitt took issue with Hunt’s conduct during the exchange.

“You cut off my microphone for bringing up the debate moderator’s history of anti-Trump lies,” she wrote. “This proved our point that President Trump will not be treated fairly on Thursday.”

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