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Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One; Luis Rodriguez


La Plaza WGBH Master Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One Luis Rodriguez Program 2909 Length: 26:30 Closed Captioned 5/10/07

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Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One
Luis Rodriguez
Program Number

109; 2909

Series Description

Series Premiere May 1, 2007 The series ran for 5 seasons and ended in 2012.

La Plaza, the Latino Production Unit of WGBH Boston, presents the new series Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One, a provocative in-depth talk show featuring America's foremost Latino thinkers, artists, writers, and opinion leaders. Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One will premiere on WGBH and air on public television stations across the United States. A separate version of the episodes, in which the interview is conducted in Spanish, will run on V-me, a Spanish language digital public television service.

Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist and author, and the managing editor and host of public radio's Latino USA. A seasoned journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Hinojosa is also the senior correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning PBS newsmagazine NOW with David Brancaccio.

The executive producer of Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One is Joseph Tovares. Patricia Alvarado Núñez is the producer.

Conversaciones con Maria Hinojosa is the Spanish-language version of Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. It features interviews with prominent Latino artists, writers, activists and civic leaders. The first season aired on V-me, the Spanish-language digital PBS channel. Series release date: 5/1/2007

Program Description

La Plaza, the Latino Production Unit of WGBH Boston, presents the new series Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.

Chicano writer and activist Luis Rodríguez turned away from an early life of crime to become an antigang activist. He wrote the best-seller Always Running: La Vida Loca - Gang Days in LA as a cautionary tale for his son Ramiro, who had joined a gang in Chicago. He cofounded Youth Struggling for Survival, a Chicago-based nonprofit that works with street gangs and vulnerable youth. He also opened Tía Chucha, a publishing press, bookstore, art gallery, and performance space in Sylmar, Calif.

In this conversation with María Hinojosa, Rodríguez talks about his life as a former gang member, his commitment to youth, and his return to his indigenous roots.

NOTE: The 1XX program number refers to the APT number for Maria Hinojosa series. The 29XX program number refers to the WGBH number for the Maria Hinojosa series as a continuation of La Plaza.

VeMe Program Number: 106



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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Tovares, Joseph (Series Producer)
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