July 16, 2008
Univision’s Primetime News Magazine Show ”Aqui Y Ahora” Honored With a News and Documentary Emmy(R) Award Nomination
The Univision Network's primetime news magazine show, "Aqui y Ahora" (Here and Now), has been nominated for an Emmy(R) Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The show has been nominated in the News and Documentary category, making Univision the only Spanish-language network to be recognized by the Academy this year.
Broadcast weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central), and hosted by two of television's most respected journalists, Teresa Rodriguez and Maria Elena Salinas, "Aqui y Ahora" features in-depth, behind-the-scenes coverage of some of the most compelling news and human interest stories. The news magazine show has been recognized in the category of "Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine" for its reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Felix. In September of 2007, this deadly category five storm hit the "Mosquito Coast," a remote region in Central America between Nicaragua and Honduras. Going beyond their journalistic duties, Univision "Aqui y Ahora" correspondent Victor Hugo Saavedra and photographer Jorge Solino were the first to arrive to this devastated region and not only gave a voice to the victims of this disaster known as "the forgotten ones," but also transported injured civilians to safety when neither government officials nor humanitarian aide had yet to arrive.
"We are extremely honored to once again receive this recognition from The Academy," said Alina Falcon, executive vice president and operating manager, Univision Network. "'Aqui y Ahora's' first on-the-scene coverage of this devastating natural disaster not only exemplifies our commitment to excellence in journalism, but also our commitment to coverage of issues and events that are most important to our viewers."
The News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards will be presented on Monday, September 22 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City.
The 29th Annual News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards honors programming distributed during the calendar year 2007.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy(R) Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S., reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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