María Hinojosa: One-on-One premieres its third season with new episodes in January 2009
Tuesdays at 7:30pm on WGBH 2

The award-winning series María Hinojosa: One-on-One premieres its third season with new episodes airing in January 2009. Host María Hinojosa interviews a wide variety of guests, including Grammy-Award winning musicians Los Lonely Boys, comedian Cheech Marin, Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quiñones, Norteño music phenomenon Shawn Kiehne, and Guatemalan architect Teddy Cruz.

«We are thrilled with this season’s lineup,» said Executive Producer Joseph Tovares. «The guest list is a great reflection of the fabulous nuance and complexity found in the country’s Latino communities. It is an honor to bring these individual stories to television viewers around the country, and to our home audience in Boston»

In addition to hosting One-on-One, Hinojosa is the managing editor and host of public radio’s Latino USA, and the senior correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine show NOW with David Brancaccio.

Below are descriptions of One-on-One episodes airing this season.

Los Lonely Boys
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:30pm on WGBH 2

In 2005, a family rock act from San Angelo, Texas, was propelled onto the national stage by their hit song, «Heaven.» Though their success seemed to have come quickly, Los Lonely Boys (also known as the Garza brothers, Jojo, Henry and Ringo) had in fact been building their careers in smoky bars and small venues for many years. Los Lonely Boys demonstrate their unique sound at WGBH’s Calderwood Studio and talk about their musical influences, their greatest hits and the importance of family to their success.

Sam Quiñones
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:30pm on WGBH 2

For more than two decades, general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Times Sam Quiñones has been exploring the complexities and contradictions of the immigration debate on both sides of the Mexican border. He is the author of True Tales from Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx and Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream. Quiñones draws on years of research to provide his own perspective on the mass movement of Mexicans into the United States.

Lupe Ontiveros
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:30pm on WGBH 2

Lupe Ontiveros is a stage, television and screen actor, as well as producer and community activist. An institution in Hollywood’s Latino circles, she is one of the few actors capable of working both in English and in Spanish. She is best known for her comedic/dramatic roles as La Nacha in the Oscar-nominated film El Norte, as Janita Solís in the TV hit Desperate Housewives, and as Carmen García in the popular film Real Women Have Curves. Ontiveros gives a wide-ranging and candid interview that touches on a number of important issues, among them the role of women in Hollywood.

Shawn Kiehne
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 7:30pm on WGBH 2

Singer-songwriter Shawn Kiehne’s story is a transnational one, where the main character–a U.S.-born Anglo–adopts a Mexican singing cowboy persona and finds his fame and fortune by tapping into deeply held beliefs about Mexican pride and nationalism. Kiehne, a.k.a. El Gringo, is widely known across Mexico for his autobiographical song «El Corrido del Gringo.» This Norteño music phenomenon, recently featured in The New York Times, brings his guitar to provide a taste of this hugely popular musical genre.

Carlos Lauría and Blanche Petrich
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