TV News Roundup: Cesar Millan Sets New Show, Dan Rather Hosts Political Pics Marathon

In today’s TV news roundup, “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan will host “The Messenger” produced by Groupe AB.

DEVELOPMENT:

French broadcasting, production and distribution company Groupe AB will launch its first English-language show for the global TV market, “The Messenger,”  in collaboration with Televisa USA, with Emmy-nominated “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan to host.

In each episode of the show, Millan will share the triumphs and sorrows of animal conservationists risking their lives to rescue and rehabilitate some of the most critically endangered species on earth.

“The Messenger” premiered in France in January.

EXECUTIVE NEWS:

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today the appointment of Luis Rosero to VP of government affairs.

Rosero’s new role involves working to identify and pursue opportunities that advance the policy objectives of the company in the United States and all of NBCUniversal’s businesses in Latin America.

Previously Rosero was director and co-founder of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group at Toyota Motor North America.

SPECIALS:

In preparation for Election Day Nov. 8, veteran newsman Dan Rather will anchor a political-themed movie marathon on HDNET Movies.

Rather will introduce the seven movies in a ballot packed with political thrillers and comedies. The marathon will start with Gene Hackman’s last big screen role in 2004’s “Welcome to Mooseport” on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m., and will close with with Tim Robbins’ performance as a folk singer turned corrupt politician in the 1992 satire “Bob Roberts.”

The other titles screening are: “Primary Colors” (1998), “True Colors” (1991), “The Ides of March” (2011), “The Sentinel” (2006) and “In the Line of Fire” (1993).

Rather, the former CBS News anchor, hosts “The Big Interview” series on HDNet Movies’ sibling channel AXS TV.

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