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BrandonTO416

Telemundo Nashville - launched June 2006

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Do you know if they are going to use the studios at Channel 4 or if they are going to be at the North star studios? I know the article didn't specify and I assume they will be working out of Channel 4 studios.

I think any new business or venture in Nashville is great and very glad to see this happening.

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I remember hearing a while back that a majority if not all of the NBC affiliates were broadcasting Telemundo on their HD broadcasts.

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I wonder about the wisdom of all this. While I have no problem whatsoever with anyone from any nation coming here to live, work, and enjoy the benefits associated with citizenship, I think we are making some errors in how we handle things.

For all the hispanic people who come here, I wonder how many are illegal? And if we are harping on trying to stop illegals from entering the country unless they apply for citizenship, then isn't it kind of crazy to make life easy on them? For me if a person is going to become a citizen, they should be required to learn our language and I would think they would want to anyway. If I were going to become a citizen of Brazil or Mexico or Peru, I would take the time to learn their language and then the requirements for that particular country. Instead the U.S. bends over backward to accomodate other languages. It's kind of a quandry.

Ultimately as long as it is private investment and not tax dollars, I guess it is the right of the investor, but it certianly does make living here under the radar that much easier.

Am I wrong? I'm not saying having a hispanic TV channel is bad because even new citizens from hispanic nations like to see what his happening back home but it just seems like we are too accomodating. I'm just puzzled.

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I agree with you Plasticman...if the private sector feels they can make money then roll the dice.

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This is a freaking television station people. I don't know why it's apparently so scary that a language you don't understand is being spoken around you, but it's not the end of the world. Don't worry, English still rules everything so you've got nothing to worry about. The ignorance some people have towards other cultures is just sickening to me. Why can't people break out of their comfort zone once and awhile and learn about different perspectives.

Just because people don't display any outright racism doesn't mean that you aren't prejudiced. The disdain it sounds like some people have toward the Spanish language, and therefore, I would assume, people who speak Spanish, is just mind-boggling. They talk about hispanics as though they are criminals simply for being here and trying to hold onto some of their culture.

What? They shouldn't be able to read the news or get entertained while they learn english? Have any of you ever tried to learn another language? The best way is to simply go to another country and imerse yourself into the culture. Many of the people immigrating here from Latin America are far too poor to invest in a years upon years worth of English lessons. It DOES take time to learn a brand new language people. Every hispanic i've ever met eventually learns English. It's a learning process. You're too paranoid. Just because immigrants prefer to speak in their mother tongue and listen to the news in their mother tongue doesn't mean that they aren't assimilating, aren't learning the language, or trying to turn The United States into Mexico.

So I know I kind of went on a rant here, and not all of this is necessarily directed at any person in this thread. I admitt I kind of used this as a rant against members of the general public that i've come into contact with. I will say though that some of your comments reminded me of these xenophobic individuals, and I pray that none of you share their views.

BTW, from my perspective, the United States definitely does NOT "bend over backwards" to accomodate to different languages...and in anycase, is that really such a bad thing? Why is being bi or tri-lingual seen as such a scary thing? IN most countries in the world there are at least four or five languages represented by television stations.

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Not sure if that was aimed at me or not (I do not see how) but talk about going overboard... Hell we said that the station was fine as long as it was privately funded.

Why can't I, Plasticman, or anyone say that Mexicans, Latinos, Laotians, Italians (thank you very much) hell all immigrants need to learn English? There is NOTHING racist or prejudiced in that opinion.

I also think that many of the Mexican illegals DO NOT wish to assimilate as you state. Many work a season and then cross back over to their true home. And many (primarily in the Southwest) believe that they are just claiming their homeland Aztlan and that the entire region will revert to Mexican control.

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Why can't I, Plasticman, or anyone say that Mexicans, Latinos, Laotians, Italians (thank you very much) hell all immigrants need to learn English? There is NOTHING racist or prejudiced in that opinion.

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I love Telemundo, and Univision, and have been watching since it magically appeared on my TV one day last summer. Even though I understand maybe one word in twenty, I sort of find this more interesting than most English language shows anyway. Plus, since I can't currently travel to a Spanish speaking country and immerse myself in the language and culture, this is the next best thing as I struggle to learn the language.

Anyway, as far as this being a Nashville affiliate, the only things distinctly local so far are commercials for area businesses and listings for events and social services similar to Channel 3, although I guess that's not any different from the average NBC or CBS affiliate. I wonder how far we are from a Spanish language local news broadcast?

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If you read the article, it expresses that local hispanic news will be offered on Telemundo Nashville. Since I do not subscribe to Comcast and do not have a digital receiver, I cannot watch Telemundo here.

To my knowledge, the Nashville DMA has as much money as any top 30 market. The fact that our stations didn't use helicopters in the news until recently does not really have anything to do with wealth.

Why are taxes and illegal immigration is brought into this discussion? Nothing was mentioned about taxes or public spending, and whether a private TV broadcaster offers services has nothing to do with the tax code.

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I have to watch this every few weeks for my Spanish class, and I really enjoy it when I do. I don't understand quite a bit of what they say, but I pick up the show. I'm glad that Nashville now has an outlet for those who speak Spanish to watch the news and see programs they're familar with.

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I won't expound further on a response due to metro's wishes other than to say that I don't know enough about your views to respond to you, but as far as plasticman is concerned, the very fact that illegal immigration and crime is the first thing that he thinks of when a Spanish langauage television station is mentioned is to me more than enough evidence that his opinions bleed *poorly* hidden prejudice, and to be honest, it offends me.

That is all I will say on that.

Onto the topic of the station itself. I'm glad Nashville finally got Telemundo into the market. TV Futura, TV Azteca, and Univision will likely be soon to follow!

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Not sure if that was aimed at me or not (I do not see how) but talk about going overboard... Hell we said that the station was fine as long as it was privately funded.

Why can't I, Plasticman, or anyone say that Mexicans, Latinos, Laotians, Italians (thank you very much) hell all immigrants need to learn English? There is NOTHING racist or prejudiced in that opinion.

I also think that many of the Mexican illegals DO NOT wish to assimilate as you state. Many work a season and then cross back over to their true home. And many (primarily in the Southwest) believe that they are just claiming their homeland Aztlan and that the entire region will revert to Mexican control.

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I would imagine we are quite a ways away. How many markets have tv local news broadcasts in languages other than english? I can only think of LA and NYC, maybe Houston? Let's face it: our media market just doesn't have that much money. It took us how long to get one station with a helicopter?

I think the best bet for getting a local hispanic broadcast would be something similar to Fox17 where they broadcast the 9 PM news, then abbreviate that for 10:30 to compete with the big dogs. Maybe WSMV4 would have a 10:30 - 11:00 broadcast? The political aspect that does tie to this topic is that most mainstream Nashvillians would view that as a support to illegal aliens, and WSMV4 would probably lose a large share of viewership. Thus, not worth the risk.

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I wonder about the wisdom of all this...I think ... I wonder....isn't it kind of crazy ....It's kind of a quandry...I guess ...Am I wrong? ...I'm just puzzled.

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This will definately attract bigger corporations that have a large hispanic population within their buisness to look at Nashville as a major mecca of cultures! Very exciting!

I also.. love the soap operas on Univision.. i get it on Dish Network.. and its definately entertaining :P

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I would imagine we are quite a ways away. How many markets have tv local news broadcasts in languages other than english? I can only think of LA and NYC, maybe Houston? Let's face it: our media market just doesn't have that much money. It took us how long to get one station with a helicopter?

I think the best bet for getting a local hispanic broadcast would be something similar to Fox17 where they broadcast the 9 PM news, then abbreviate that for 10:30 to compete with the big dogs. Maybe WSMV4 would have a 10:30 - 11:00 broadcast? The political aspect that does tie to this topic is that most mainstream Nashvillians would view that as a support to illegal aliens, and WSMV4 would probably lose a large share of viewership. Thus, not worth the risk.

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Maybe you ought to read what I have stated above before castigating others. This is off-topic. Persist and I am going to close this thread down and when I do, I am going to suspend some people at the same time.

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Well I know that NewsChannel5+ actually has programs specifically for a specific audience, Gays, Hispanics, Chrisitans, etc..

I'm sure Univision will have local programming from here in Nashville..as well as connection to probably a major news source in Mexico City.

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I also.. love the soap operas on Univision.. i get it on Dish Network.. and its definately entertaining :P

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LOL! You seem a little unsure of what you're trying to say here. Why not come out with the truth: You are an un-skilled laborer with no special ability to add value to society. Thus, you are threatened by more new un-skilled laborers who come here to compete with you. Further, You are not educated well enough to understand spanish - therefore if you happen to accidentally flip to the spanish channel you will become uncomforable and nervous about your inability to understand what you're hearing - which will cause even more fear because you're worried they may be talking about you. These dual fears will combine to create anger against the new immigrants because as an american you have been trained (by the government) to fear all things foreign - thus you exhibit the above timidity about your desire to express your fear/anger about foreigners and not seem like a bigot or racist. Now mind you - I'm not saying you're a bigot or racist --- to the contrary!!! I'm saying that you're not a bigot or racist - just a rational person who correctly evaluates their level of job skills and language education, and also rationally identifies social trends that threaten those weaknesses, and you attempt to rally other rational people (such as us forumers) to the cause of defending your livelyhood/self confidence by envoking certain social standards of "fairness" or "patriotism". What you fail to realize, unfortunately, is that your individual existence is inconsequential to the overall success of america, and this country is in greater need of a growing population of workers who will work at lower wages to help us compete with the rising economies in Asia while simultaneously proping up the socialist benefits programs for aging white americans, lest we shift into the dismal state of slow population/economic decline currently being experienced by Italy/Germany/Japan and others. Does that more accurately state what you were trying to say there?

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I am pro-immigration, but cannot imagine how your method of reasoning and comments can be considered anything but borderline hate-speech.

Americans have demand higher living conditions for all levels of income and its an American tradition. Just because people fight for higher wages and better working conditions does not mean the individual has no skills and is afraid of foreigners because the government "taught them" to hate foreigners.

If Americans had stopped demanding higher wages and better working conditions, we would have never moved beyond a third world power with third world working conditions.

I am a well-educated skilled worker who isn't even in my field (the IT industry) because of the fallout of jobs. The fact is that I've trained and gotten certificates left and right for them to do little good. What do I need to do, go and retrain myself into another industry? LOL That's actually what I'm about to do b/c I'm fed up with the IT industry, but its painful to hear the naivety from you on this issue.

Not everyone who wants a higher wage is an unskilled worker, and many people who can't find stable jobs (like me) are having a hard time b/c of the globalization issue. I've had two jobs in the past 3 years directly related to outsourcing being an issue. I'm looking for a new job as we speak b/c its not my choice, and I'm starting at the bottom of the ladder again against my wishes.

I'm not sure I want to stay in the IT industry and may be seeking a major change because of the circumstances.

Your opinion is naive at best, hateful at worst. You can't simplify everyone who doesn't make $50k+ a year as some unskilled, ignorant beggar. Unfortunately that's what your comments point to. And if that is the way you live your life, looking down on everyone because they aren't to your level, then I'm sorry for you!

Kheldane, your comments are out of line and are beyond condescending. You have proven yourself to be an extremist on multiple levels.

Its amazing virtually everyone of your comments reverts back to whining about the United States becoming some socialist state, let alone your other comments.

Tell me, how does discussing Telemundo Nashville create the idea in your head that you must discuss how America is turning to socialism and will destroy itself?

Just because many of us - and I believe a clear majority in America - believe the government should set an economic environment for the free market to provide more job stability does not mean we believe in a command and control economy where the government owns the means of production of every industry. When are you going to wake up and see reality for what it is?

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Well I know that NewsChannel5+ actually has programs specifically for a specific audience, Gays, Hispanics, Chrisitans, etc..

I'm sure Univision will have local programming from here in Nashville..as well as connection to probably a major news source in Mexico City.

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