Jennifer Lopez is shown at the Verizon Wireless meet Jennifer Lopez Flyaway Contest in Santa Monica, Calif. Lopez is the newly appointed chief creative officer of the NUVOtv network. (AP Photo/Verizon Wireless, Casey Rodgers, file)

by Stacy A. Anderson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, and that makes the timing good for her latest undertaking: Lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming.

The entertainer spoke Wednesday at the Cable Show, a communications convention, ahead of new programming set to launch July 18 on the NUVOtv network. Lopez serves as chief creative officer of the English-language Latino channel.

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