Airing on Univision at 10 a.m. ET, 9 a.m. CT, 12 noon PT.

For segments of the show and previous interviews, visit noticias.univision.com/al-punto or access Al Punto via the Noticias Univision app.

U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez (D), California


Juan José Gutiérrez, President of Vamos Unidos USA


Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy and Policy for United We Dream


Bill O’Reilly, Television Host and Political Commentator


Jesús Esquivel, Mexican Journalist and Writer


Fonseca, Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian Singer and Composer


@AlPunto @jorgeramosnews @UniNoticias #AlPunto 

Airing on Univision at 10 a.m. ET, 9 a.m. CT, 12 noon PT.

For segments of the show and previous interviews, visit noticias.univision.com/al-punto or access Al Punto via the Noticias Univision app.

Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro, Deputy Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Jorge Mario Cabrera, Communications and Public Relations Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director of America’s Voice

Karl Penhaul, Journalist and CNN Correspondent

Talía Vásquez, Attorney of former Michoacán militia member, Dr. José Manuel Mireles

Alexis and Fido, Latin Grammy Reggaeton Duo from Puerto Rico


1.  Latino Excellence In World Cup Media

America’s most-watched local news station in the country for the 2nd straight year is actually KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles.  Anchor Leon Krauze broadcasted in Spanish for Univision while writing English-language essays as a soccer correspondent for The New Republic.  From the moment they landed in Brazil, Fernando Vila's digital production team at Soccer Gods were flawless in their social media coverage of the games.

2. Executives

Alberto Ciurana (Univision): In 2012, Alberto took over as Univision’s President of Programing and Content. Since then, the network has climbed up and conquered programming in primetime. Under his leadership, Univision stunned all but themselves this year by beating ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX among both Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 during the July sweep for the second year in a row. Will the 2015 July sweep be an historic 3-peat for Univision? I wouldn’t bet against Alberto. I would and do, however, follow Alberto on Twitter where he posts highly-shareable tidbits of Spanish wit and wisdom to his nearly 2.1 million followers.

3. Editors

Fernando Vila (Fusion):  Last year I wrote that World Cup Brazil would be Fusion’s time to shine. At this year’s World Cup, Fusion did not disappoint. In fact, they were digitally online. As Vice President for Programming at the ABC/Univision co-owned television network run by millennial hipsters for millennial hipsters, Fernando lead a team of multimedia virtuosos to Brazil. There Soccer Gods broadcast the latest news and information about the tournament while Fusion’s digital and social media teams worked around the clock to develop and curate the finest World Cup content to be housed on the new microsite  at soccer.fusion.net

4. On-Air Talent

Fernando Pizarro (Univision):  Nobody in Washington bridges the political and cultural divides of English and Spanish better than Fernando.  As the Washington Affiliates Correspondent for the Univision Television Group, Fernando is the trusted on-air and offline points-of-contact between the Beltway and both American continents.  He is reputation is that of a consummate team player and unassailably nice guy.  Hernan’s seamless bilingualism gives him twice the market potential as the rest of his Washington colleagues and they don’t seem to mind.

León Krauze (Univision): It’s barely autumn and for the 2nd year in a row León has already won multiple Emmy Awards, including for Best Daytime Newscast, an award that had eluded Univision LA for 14 years.  As a news anchor for KMEX Univision 34, the most-watched television station in the country for the 2nd year in a row, León interviewed Barak Obama at the White House and nabbed an exclusive with Enrique Peña Nieto on no less than the live capture of el Chapo Guzmán.  He covered the World Cup Brazil on live television and as special soccer correspondent for The New Republic.  Oh yeah, and he also launched Fusion, which we’ll get to later in this list. To wit — León had one helluva a 2014.  I can only imagine the towering heights León resolves to conquer in the New Year.

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A Mysterious Tattoo Found on the Chest of an Unidentified Corpse Leads García Bernal on a Gripping Identity Search that Exposes the Real-Life Drama of Undocumented Immigrants

“Who Is Dayani Cristal?” premieres on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. ET/PT (5 p.m. Central) on the Univision Network; and on Sunday, September 7, 2014 on Fusion

WHAT:          Deep in the Arizona desert, police officers find a male corpse with no means of identification except for a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” This mysterious clue takes celebrated Mexican actor/director Gabriel García Bernal on a gripping cinematic search for the identity of the deceased man. Retracing his dangerous journey from Mexico to the U.S., García Bernal and his film crew expose the real-life human drama behind this anonymous man and so many other undocumented immigrants like him.


“¿Quién Es Dayani Cristal?” / “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”

U.S. Television Premiere

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. ET/PT (5 p.m. Central)  - Univision Network

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) - Fusion

Following its TV broadcast, the film will be available for viewing on UVideos.com and the UVideos App.


“Who Is Dayani Cristal?” won the Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It was also shown as an official selection at the 2013 NY Film Festival, 2013 HotDocs, and 2013 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Viewers can follow the conversation about “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” via @UniDocumentales and #DayaniCristal on Twitter and Instagram, as well as comment along with others on Facebook/UniDocumentales.


This infographic shows the earnings of a median high school graduate in orange, against, in pink, the earnings of a median college graduate. (Fusion)

The average 2014 college graduate takes on about $33,000 in student debt. That, coupled with the difficulties of finding a suitable job after graduation, may make you wonder if getting a college education is a good investment.

Now, there’s an interactive tool that illustrates the salaries high school and college graduates earn over time. Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, created the Take the Plunge tool. He told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that by looking at gender and years of education, there are some surprising findings.




Un Misterioso Tatuaje en el Cadáver de un Hombre No Identificado Lleva a García Bernal a una Desgarradora Búsqueda que Expone el Drama Humano de los Inmigrantes Indocumentados

“¿Quién Es Dayani Cristal?” se estrena el sábado 6 de septiembre de 2014 a las 6 p.m. hora del Este/Pacífico (5 p.m. Centro) por la Cadena Univision; y el domingo 7 de septiembre de 2014 por Fusion

QUÉ:              En medio del desierto de Arizona, la policía estatal encuentra un cadáver masculino sin otra identificación que un tatuaje en el pecho: “Dayani Cristal”.  Esta misteriosa pista lleva al célebre actor y director mexicano Gabriel García Bernal a emprender un impactante viaje cinematográfico en busca de la identidad del hombre. Recorriendo su peligroso camino de México a Estados Unidos, García Bernal y su equipo de producción dejan al descubierto el drama humano que existe tras este inmigrante anónimo y de tantos otros indocumentados como él.


“¿Quién Es Dayani Cristal?” 

Gran estreno en la televisión de EE.UU.

Sábado 6 de septiembre de 2014, 6 p.m. hora del Este/Pacífico (5 p.m. Centro) - Univision Network

Domingo 7 de septiembre de 2014, 8 p.m. hora del Este/Pacífico (7 p.m. Centro) - Cadena digital y de cable Fusion

Luego de su transmisión televisiva, la película estará disponible en UVideos.com y la aplicación UVideos.


“¿Quién Es Dayani Cristal?” recibió el Premio a la Cinematografía en el Festival de Cine Sundance 2013. También fue exhibida como selección oficial en el Festival de Cine de NY 2013, HotDocs 2013 y el Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián 2013.

Los televidentes pueden seguir la conversación acerca de “¿Quién Es Dayani Cristal?” vía @UniDocumentales y #DayaniCristal en Twitter e Instagram, y también comentar junto con otros en  Facebook/UniDocumentales.

Over the past decade more than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Arizona desert. Fusion, along with Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal and director Marc Silver, retrace the steps of one victim’s journey. Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, “Who Is Dayani Cristal” seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. In a television premiere, “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” will air Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m., ET as part of Fusion’s “Documental” series.

As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As they travel north, those voices from the other side of the border wall give them a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.

Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.”More on the documentary here.

“Documental,” Fusion’s weekly series of documentaries, features a new doc every Sunday night at 8:00 p.m., ET. To find out if Fusion is available in your area visit: GetFusionTV.com.


The award-winning journalist joins Felix de Bedout as co-anchor of Univision News’ national evening newscast airing Saturdays and Sundays on the Univision Network

Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, has announced that Arantxa Loizaga has been appointed co-anchor of the weekend evening edition of its national newscast, “Noticiero Univision,” which airs coast to coast on the Univision Network. Loizaga will join Felix De Bedout every Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Previously, Loizaga was the primetime news anchor for Univision San Antonio’s 10 p.m. local newscast, broadcast nightly on KWEX-41. She also co-hosted the station’s local community affairs magazine show, “Portada San Antonio.” She joined Univision News in 2007 as a reporter.

During her successful broadcasting career, Loizaga has conducted high-profile interviews with many distinguished political leaders, both domestic and international, among them President Barack Obama, whom she interviewed one-on-one in the White House in 2013. Others include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former Secretary of Transportation Ray La Hood, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn, former Mayor and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former Mexican President Vicente Fox and many more.

She has won four Lone Star Emmy Awards and has been nominated 10 times. She also received a Laurel Award from the Columbia Journalism Review for her exclusive interview with President Obama.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Loizaga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

“We are pleased to welcome Arantxa to our national Univision News team,” said Daniel Coronell, senior vice president and executive director of News at Univision. “She is a highly skilled, award-winning journalist with a deep passion for the community we serve and will be a very valuable asset in helping to advance our mission of informing and empowering Hispanic America.”