Hearst Launching Sunday Political Talker

The half-hour show, called Matter of Fact, will feature Univision Radio host and author Fernando Espuelas. Hearst execs say the show will offer analysis and perspective on political and socioeconomic issues, and their implications for the country’s younger, and new, demographic groups.

Hearst Television today announced that it is launching a Sunday political talker featuring author and radio host Fernando Espuelas, which it plans to roll out across its station group this fall.

The half-hour show, called Matter of Fact, will be broadcast from Washington, and will air weekly for 48 weeks, according to Hearst.

Emerson Coleman, the broadcast group’s VP of programming, says in a statement that the show will offer analysis and perspective on political and socioeconomic issues, emphasizing their implications for the country’s younger, and new, demographic groups.

“Fernando’s show sits right at the intersection of national politics and the population shifts that are redefining the country,” Coleman says. “He’ll be able to engage in a new dialogue with decision makers, from community leaders to heads of state, who influence policy and effect change in every corner of the world.”

Espuelas, who has interviewed political figures including President Obama, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, says he plans to “give Americans an information toolkit to understand and engage with political and social issues.

“Matter of Fact will seek to put information in context, in a conversation that shifts away from ideology, partisanship and inside-the-Beltway chatter, and explains the issues in a way that is down-to-earth, relevant and more inclusive for all audiences,” he says.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

A native of Uruguay, Espuelas launched Fernando Espuelas, a drivetime daily bilingual talk show broadcast on the Univision Radio Network, in 2008.  In 2012, The Fernando Espuelas Show was re-launched as part of the new Univision America


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