For the Ninth Consecutive Weekend, the Sunday Public Affairs Programs Feature Discussions about Immigration or the Latino Vote
By Micheal E. Hill
Sunday, April 15, 2012 -- 3:18 pm EDT
For the ninth week in a row, there was at least one discussion about immigration, demographics, or the Latino vote during the Sunday public affairs programs. Latino vote-related references on the April 15, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs were made by journalists Dan Balz, Susan Milligan, and Jeff Zeleny; entertainer and activist Bill Cosby; and Romney political strategist Ed Gillespie.
The following is a summary of the immigration-, refugee-, or demographic-related comments that were made during the April 15, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs:
- CNN - State of the Union. The guest list for the April 15, 2012, edition of CNN's "State of the Union" program included Dan Balz of The Washington Post, who commented on the need for Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) to improve his standing among Hispanics, and actor and commedian Bill Cosby, who commented on the question of whether illegal aliens should be disappointed with President Obama for his failed promises on immigration reform.
- FOX - FOX News Sunday. The guest list for the April 15, 2012, edition of FOX's "FOX News Sunday" included Senior Adviser to the Romney Campaign Ed Gillespie, who asserted that Governor Romney's position on immigration would not be a bar to his winning the votes of Hispanics during in the 2012 presidential election. Appearing during the roundtable segment of the program were former Arkansas Governor and 2008 GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee (R-AR); Susan Milligan, political and foreign affairs writer, US News and World Report; and ï»¿ï»¿New York Times Political Correspondent Jeff Zeleny; all of whom participated in a discussion that touched on immigration, the Latino vote, and the possibility that Governor Romney will select Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as his vice presidential running mate.
Click on the Play Button, above, to view immigration- and Latino Vote-related video clips from the April 15, 2012, Sunday public afairs programs