Univision Chief Objects to Lack of Hispanic Presidential Debate Moderator

Tim Molloy
The Wrap
Univision Chief Objects to Lack of Hispanic Presidential Debate Moderator

Univision president and CEO Randy Falco criticized the lack of a Hispanic moderator for the upcoming presidential debates, saying in a letter that it means millions of Hispanics "do not have a voice in the debates."

His humble suggestion for moderators? Univision's own Jorge Ramos or Maria Elena Salinas, co-anchors of "Noticiero Univision."

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Since the three moderators have already been selected, Falco says Univision would be "willing to create a forum for the presidential candidates to address this sector of our society" -- hosted, of course, by Ramos and Salinas.

Falco offered his complaints and suggestions in a letter to Janet H. Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The commission this week selected CNN's Candy Crowley as the first woman moderator in 20 years. That decision came after a campaign by three teenage girls in New Jersey who said women should have a more prominent role in the process.

The other two moderators will be PBS' Jim Lehrer and CBS's Bob Schieffer. ABC's Martha Raddatz will moderate the vice presidential debate.

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