I believe the Dec. 14 article NBCUniversal bolsters Telemundo wasn’t meant to support policies of employment discrimination at the network. However, it references Telemundo’s not being successful before having been an East Coast outlet infused with Caribbean flavor.
The media specialists cited justify an effort of putting on camera more Mexican music, celebrities, actors and story lines based on the fact that two-thirds of U.S. Latinos are Mexican or of Mexican descent. The truth is that an emphasis on everything Mexican has been occurring for more than a decade.
My experience has been that inquiries and submissions of more inclusive or crossover-themed programming were never answered. It’s to be seen whether Emilio Romano will continue the thinly-veiled policy of preferring to employ Mexicans for creating Telemundo’s programming content.
A.L. Brignoni, Coral Gables