V-me First TV Network to Announce Live Spanish Simulcast of 9/26 Presidential Debate

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V-me, America's fastest-growing Hispanic TV network, 3-hour live Spanish broadcast of PARTICIPA 2008: Presidential Debate and Interactive Forum, airing Friday September 26 at 9pm (ET), 8pm (CT), 6pm (PT). This special TV event kicks-off with V-me's live Spanish simulcast of the first 2008 Presidential Debate between Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. John McCain from the University of Mississippi in Oxford MS, moderated by Jim Lehrer of PBS. Immediately after the debate, V-me stays live with an exclusive interactive forum telecast from studios in NY. V-me's award-winning anchor Jorge Gestoso, top Republican and Democratic spokespersons, and analysts from across the political spectrum, will dissect and discuss the issues raised in the debate -- with live involvement from the studio audience, TV viewers via emails and SMS voting, and the online community

This historic election requires historic coverage. And with V-me's exclusive live presentation of PARTICIPA 2008: Presidential Debate and Interactive Forum, we are proud to provide Hispanic voters with real-time access to the debate in Spanish, plus a multi-media platform for deeper information and analysis

V-me, America's fastest-growing Hispanic TV network, breaks new ground in its political coverage with the announcement of a 3-hour live broadcast of PARTICIPA 2008: Presidential Debate and Interactive Forum, airing Friday September 26 at 9pm (ET), 8pm (CT), 6pm (PT)

This special TV event kicks-off with V-me's live Spanish simulcast of the first 2008 Presidential Debate between Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. John McCain from the University of Mississippi in Oxford MS, moderated by Jim Lehrer of PBS.

Immediately after the debate, V-me stays live with an exclusive interactive forum telecast from studios in NY. V-me's award-winning anchor Jorge Gestoso, top Republican and Democratic spokespersons, and analysts from across the political spectrum, will dissect and discuss the issues raised in the debate -- with live involvement from the studio audience, TV viewers via emails and SMS voting, and the online community.

"This historic election requires historic coverage. And with V-me's exclusive live presentation of PARTICIPA 2008: Presidential Debate and Interactive Forum, we are proud to provide Hispanic voters with real-time access to the debate in Spanish, plus a multi-media platform for deeper information and analysis," said Carmen DiRienzo, V-me president and CEO.

PARTICIPA 2008, V-me's year-long initiative for high-quality political coverage and voter education in Spanish, is made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for PARTICIPA 2008 Presidential Debate and Interactive Forum was provided by The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

For PARTICIPA 2008 videos, blogs, forums and resources in Spanish go to http://www.vmetv.com/Particpa2008

V-me reaches more than 6 million Hispanic homes and is presented locally by public TV stations and carried on basic digital cable and digital broadcast in many cities and nationally on DIRECTV Ch. 440, DISH Network Ch. 9414 and DISHLatino Ch. 846. To find specific channel information for your market, visit http://www.VmeTV.com

About V-me:
V-me, the new Hispanic option for the 2008-2009 upfront season, entertains and informs America's Latino families in Spanish. V-me's original, first-run, exclusive programming includes engaging primetime drama, music, sports, current affairs and Latin cinema, along with world class kids, food, lifestyle and nature. The 24-hour network, partnered with public television, is America's largest Spanish digital channel. V-me is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, V-me Media Inc. To find out more visit http://www.VmeTV.com

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