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Friday, April 29, 2011

Behind the scenes at my Telemundo interview

Thanks to the kind invitation from an NBC/Universal exec (whose name I will withhold in the interest of privacy), I had the privilege of appearing on En Contexto, the acclaimed Spanish-language news and commentary show hosted by veteran journalist Ruben Luengas airing nightly at 11PM PT on WKEA Channel 52 in Los Angeles. Below are some behind the scenes moments caught by my sister Ronda who accompanied me for the live interview on Wednesday April 27.

 Avoiding glare on the guest's extensive forehead was a challenge for the makeup artist. 
This photo was captured by my sister from the monitor in the green room.
My sister Ronda and the guest pose with the peacock. 
Four TV stations share the NBC complex in Los Angeles which is longer than a Tiger Woods tee shot. Fortunately, we were able to park close to the En Contexto studio. The golf carts inside the facility were an indication that not all visitors were so lucky. Walking through the corridors, led by our producer, we saw an assortment of backdrops and props lining the walls. After reaching the En Contexto studio, we found the show's producers, staff and host to be gracious and calm under the pressure of airing a live broadcast.

To all my friends who've requested more background reports on these events, my deepest thanks for your interest and support. I will post the interview video when it is available.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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