Univision hosts its first 2016 primary debate tonight as anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, along with the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, moderate the Democratic candidates in Miami.
Coming less than a week before Floridians go to the polls, Ramos says Tuesday’s primary “will help solidify who will run in November, so for the next few days, all eyes will be on Florida—Miami in particular. The city—along with Los Angeles and New York—is leading a demographics revolution that’s transforming the U.S. By 2050, non-Hispanic white Americans will be a minority in this country,” he writes in a column on Fusion.net.
The debate comes in the midst of a big week for Ramos, a Mexican-born naturalized U.S. citizen, who was ushered out of a Donald Trump news conference (before being ushered back in) in August.
“It’s perfectly acceptable to take a stand, to refuse to be neutral,” Ramos writes in his new book, aptly titled Take A Stand: Lessons from Rebels. “In fact it’s an imperative,” he says. The book comes out Tuesday, the same day Floridians go to the polls.
And as if that’s not enough, Ramos is part of a wide-ranging deal with HBO in which the Univision and Fusion anchor will host a one-hour special called Hate in America. In addition, HBO has licensed the 10-episode Fusion series Outpost.
“This generation has an insatiable curiosity about the world around them and we are thrilled to be partnering with HBO as we take viewers on a journey to examine an array of diverse cultures and perspectives,” says Isaac Lee, CEO of Fusuion and Chief News and Digital Officer for Univision. “This is a tremendous opportunity for FUSION to extend its commitment to serving a multicultural millennial audience across a broad range of platforms.”