La Opinión and 89.3 KPCC to Host Senatorial Debate with Candidates Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer

Read about and listen to the debate on KPCC.org

Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2010) – La Opinión, the leading Spanish-language newspaper in the US, and 89.3 KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) will co-host a debate between incumbent US Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat) and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, as part of KPCC’s daily Patt Morrison program.

The Boxer/Fiorina debate comes as polls show a tight race. La Opinión and KPCC are proud to bring this debate to California voters, giving them an opportunity to explore the candidates’ views on a wide range of topics, including the economy, immigration, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The sixty-minute debate will originate at the KPCC studios in Pasadena, and will be moderated by KPCC’s Patt Morrison and La Opinión’s Metro Editor, Gabriel Lerner.

The debate will be broadcast live on 89.3 KPCC as well as on other public radio stations around the state. La Opinión and KPCC will provide mobile web users with updates throughout the debate, which will also be streamed live and archived for later access on both www.laopinion.com and www.KPCC.org.

Following the debate, La Opinión will provide in-depth analysis in both their online and print editions. KPCC will provide ongoing reaction and analysis to the debate from listeners and political observers both on-air and online.

Bill Davis, President and CEO of Southern California Public Radio, said, “We’re very excited to work with La Opinión and bring this debate coverage to English and Spanish speaking voters in California. It’s a great opportunity for our two news organizations to work together on the kind of in-depth news coverage our readers and listeners expect from us both.”

“This election is of vital importance to the people of California,” said Pedro Rojas, Executive Editor of La Opinión. “People have always turned to us for political coverage from the Latino perspective. Offering access to the debate to our community through a variety of platforms ensures that the maximum number of people will be informed and able to participate.”

About La Opinión

La Opinión is the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country, distributing 119,976 copies throughout the five-county Southern California area and reaching nearly half a million readers daily. La Opinión was founded in 1926 in Los Angeles to provide daily news and information to a Hispanic population that has grown to become the nation's largest. In 2000, La Opinión Digital was launched, creating not only an online publication of the newspaper, but also a premier Spanish-language website. La Opinión is owned and operated by impreMedia LLC. For more information, please visit our website at www.impre.com/laopinion.

Contact: Jacquelynn Carrera, jacquelynn.carrera@impremedia.com, (213) 896-2368

About 89.3 KPCC and Southern California Public Radio

89.3 KPCC and its repeating stations in the Inland Empire (89.1 KUOR, Redlands) and Palm Springs (90.3 KPCV, Coachella), along with www.KPCC.org, reach more than 650,000 people each week. KPCC broadcasts public radio’s signature programs, world and international news from NPR and the BBC, four regular local programs focusing on news and life from a Southern California perspective, and coverage of important local stories from KPCC reporters in Southern California, Sacramento and Washington, DC. In the last ten years, KPCC’s news department, daily programs and online services have won 250 major journalistic awards.

Contact: Craig Curtis, ccurtis@kpcc.org, 626-583-5150