'America By The Numbers - The New Deciders'
(DVD / NR / 2016 / PBS)
Overview: AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS with Maria Hinojosa takes a look at power and politics, tracking new voters that are getting engaged in the political process and exerting influence in towns and cities across this nation.
DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, Maria Hinojosa is an American journalist. She is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio, a public radio show devoted to Latino issues. She is also the founder, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group, which produces the show.
In this engaging one-hour election special, award-winning journalist Hinojosa takes us on location to: Cleveland, Ohio where Arab Americans who are Muslim and Christian register to vote and run for office to combat Islamophobia; Orlando, Florida as Latino Evangelicals find their political voice and support conservative causes as well as immigration reform; Orange County, California, where Asian American candidates face off in one of the state's predominantly Asian American voting districts; and the swing state of North Carolina, where African American Millennials on both sides of the political spectrum say they are continuing the civil rights tradition, but in totally different ways.
Ergo, and as we quickly discover, 'America By The Numbers - The New Deciders' presents surprising numbers and the gripping real-life stories behind population change, demonstrating how demography becomes destiny for politics in the 2016 election ... and beyond. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.