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Ana Maria Canseco, Star of Univision Morning Program 'Despierta America' to Host White House Cinco de Mayo Celebration.

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MIAMI--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 2, 2002

Ana Maria Canseco, the talented co-host of Univision's "Despierta America," the number-one rated morning show on Spanish-language television, will be acting as master of ceremonies at the Cinco de Mayo celebration to be held at the White House this Friday, May 3.

The festivities will be presided over by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and will commence in the East Room of the White House.

Present at the White House's Cinco de Mayo celebration will be the Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., His Excellency Juan Jose Bremer Martino, as well as a variety of well-known Latin acts such as Mexican "ranchera" singer Pedro Fernandez, the Mariachi Campanas de America of San Antonio, and the Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company from Dallas.

Canseco stated, "I'm very excited and honored to be visiting the White House for the very first time. I feel it's a great opportunity to be able to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with President Bush and the millions of Mexican Americans who live in this country."

Ana Maria Canseco has co-hosted "Despierta America" since its debut in 1997. Along with the other members of the show, she has helped to make it one of Univision's highest-rated programs and the favorite choice of Hispanic viewers in the morning. "Despierta America" airs Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include: Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a new 24-hour general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 72% of U.S. Hispanic households and counter-programming traditional Spanish-language lineups to draw additional viewers to Spanish-language television; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 46 television stations (21 Univision and 25 TeleFutura); Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Music label, Fonovisa Records label and a 50% interest in Mexican-based Disa Records label as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Internet company in the U.S. Hispanic market reaching 80% of the nation's Spanish-speaking online audience at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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