NPR's Latino USA Expands To An Hour
September 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM (PT)
NPR’s LATINO USA, in its 20th year, is expanding to a full hour, effective FRIDAY (9/6). The show, produced by FUTURO MEDIA GROUP, is hosted and executive produced by MARIA HINOJOSA. With the expansion, comedian and "THE DAILY SHOW" correspondent AL MADRIGAL, LOS ANGELES daily LA OPINION reporter PILAR MARRERO, NEW YORK TIMES reporter JULIA ORESTON, writer MARIA MORENO VEGA, and poet JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA will join the show.
HINOJOSA said, “For 20 years, LATINO USA has reported on Latinos with an authentic voice. With the demographic reality showing that the U.S. is becoming increasingly Latino, we feel an even greater responsibility to tell a broader range of stories because Latino stories are American stories.”
NPR VP/Programming ERIC NUZUM said “As a foremost national source of public media, it is NPR’s responsibility to sound like the many, increasingly diverse voices that make up our nation. We’re really looking forward to this move creating space for bold new content.”