In the above video, Jorge Ramos, the most popular Spanish-language news anchor in the U.S., talks with Brian Stelter about immigration coverage and the power of point-of-view journalism.
Ramos is the co-anchor of "Noticiero Univision," the Spanish-language nightly newscast on Univision, and "America," a weekly English-language program on Fusion. (Fusion is a cable channel that Univision and The Walt Disney Company jointly created last year.)
"I think a capital sin on TV is to be boring," Ramos said while talking about his swim across the Rio Grande River earlier this year. His swim highlighted the plight of immigrants who try to cross the southern border into the U.S.
"The story was not about me," he said. "The story was about the children who are doing exactly the same thing. It's just that we don't see" them.
Ramos, who has been outspoken about the need for immigration reform, said that all journalists have points of view and prejudices, so "it doesn't make any sense to try to hide that from the public."
"Of course I have a point of view," he said. "I'm an immigrant. I came from Mexico. That's a very important part of my life and that is reflected in my reporting, but that doesn’t mean that when I'm reporting about Syria or Iraq or what's going on at the border that I can’t say exactly what's going on."
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