America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa
About This Program
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is an innovative documentary series available to public TV stations and viewers. Produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, "America By The Numbers reveals how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA. Each program focuses on human stories from every corner of the nation, amplified by analysis of the latest statistical information about population, health, education, quality of life, and consumer trends.
Funding for America By The Numbers provided by The California Endowment, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Druckenmiller Foundation, Ford Foundation, PBS, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Welcome to Clarkston, Georgia — one of America’s most diverse square miles. Designated a refugee resettlement site in the '80s, the city is home to people from over 40 different countries. ABTN examines how daily realities reflect wider demographic trends, and explores the collaborations/collisions that are occurring between the old/new South.
Island of Warriors
Pacific Islanders serve in the U.S. military in disproportionally high numbers, and have suffered the highest casualty rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ABTN visits Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, to speak to some of the island’s veterans to explore why Guam’s returning veterans say they can’t get the health care they need.
Our Private Idaho
American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the “exurbs” that surround them remain overwhelmingly white. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — a town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000 - remains over 94% white. ABTN explores both the allure and the complexity of living in a homogenous community.
Native American Boomtown
The Bakken Oil Boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota; a substantial part of oil production is concentrated on Fort Berthold Reservation. The oil wells have also brought danger — crime, drugs — and other problems. ABTN speaks to tribal members about the benefits and consequences of the boom.
Politics of the New South
ABTN returns to Clarkston, Georgia to document a remarkable moment in the city's history; three Mayoral and City Council candidates are former refugees who will be running for local office — and voting — for the first time. Will they be able to bring new voters to the polls and make their voices heard?
Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town
Often referred to as the “model minority,” Asian Americans are the best-educated and highest-income ethnic group in the U.S. But Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school completion rates in the nation. ABTN visits Long Beach, California to find out why this educational crisis is happening and what people are doing about it.
Surviving Year One
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation yet it ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality. ABTN visits Rochester, New York — where babies are dying at a rate two times higher than the national average, and where mothers of color are three times more likely than white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday.
The New Mad Men
With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly becoming the nation’s most sought-after consumers; Latinos are at the heart of it. ABTN takes an exclusive look inside LatinWorks, one of the most successful multicultural ad agencies in the country, and learn how they are speaking to the multicultural millennial market.
America By The Numbers: The Deciders
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa examines voters whose power and influence are growing in the 2016 election special. The New Deciders explores individual communities and demographic groups that are redefining the electoral landscape in four stories from Arab Americans in Cleveland, OH to African American millenials in North Carolina.