10/09/2012 12:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Bill Moyers Talks With Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas

As the Hispanic population evolves, so does their political power. A new report by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that since 2008, America's Hispanic voting population has grown 22 percent. But what are the cultural and political implications of these now well-understood statistics?

We decided to go beyond the numbers with two of our nation's most popular and influential journalists: Univision's Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas. The two icons discuss their responsibilities both as reporters and representatives of their culture, their aggressive journalistic approaches to both President Obama and Governor Romney, and how immigration reform will influence this potentially-decisive voting bloc in November.

Watch the full conversation:

Also check out our interview with Sylvia Manzano of Latino Decisions, a leading Latino polling organization, to learn more about the political concerns and influence of Hispanic America.

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