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Univision Prepares To Host Own Presidential Forums

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UNIVISION FORUMS
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) sits down with Univision's Jorge Ramos for a 'Meet the Candidate' forum hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Univision at Miami-Dade College January 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | Getty Images

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Spanish-language network Univision will broadcast the first part of its presidential forum Wednesday night. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be the first candidate to appear, and President Obama follows Thursday night.

The presidential interviews came after a dramatic clash that would rival any of the network's famous telenovelas. Univision confronted the Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonprofit group that organizes the candidate debates, after it announced an all-white lineup of moderators.

"It's so interesting, because the Commission on Presidential Debates seems to believe that it is OK to have an African-American president, but it is not OK to have a moderator from a minority group," says Jorge Ramos, one of the network's anchors.

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