Behind every number, there’s a story. America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is a new PBS documentary series—the first to focus on the dramatic demographic shifts currently taking place in this country. As we explore underreported stories from every corner of the nation, we reveal the human face of the biggest population change in U.S. history. The new American mainstream —the growing number of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, mixed race, immigrants, women, youth, and LGBT— is influencing elections, culture, commerce, and every facet of contemporary life. We investigate these dynamic developments using infographics, statistical analysis, in-depth reporting, and compelling storytelling with anchor and executive producer Maria Hinojosa.

America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa first aired in fall 2014 on the WORLD Channel and PBS. A 2016 election special, The New Deciders, will premiere September 6, 2016 on PBS.

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Maria Hinojosa

Maria-HinojosaMaria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group (FMG), an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism organization. As the anchor and Executive Producer of NPR’s only Latino news and culture show Latino USA, and host and Executive Producer for the PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, both produced by FMG, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.

The New Deciders Credits

Anchor/Executive Producer: Maria Hinojosa
Executive Producer/Senior Story Producer: Sandra Rattley
Directors/Producers: Charlotte Mangin, Titi Yu
Editor: Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez
Director of Photography: Paul de Lumen
Associate Producer: Monica Wise
Assistant Editor: Matt Cowan
Additional Editing: Inaya Graciana Yusuf, Amanda Zinoman
Music Composed By: Wendy Blackstone
Motion Graphics By: Dialogue Theory
Senior Executive-in-Charge for WGBH: Denise Dilanni

Season 1 Credits

Anchor/Executive Producer: Maria Hinojosa
Executive Producers: Sandra Rattley, Martha Spanninger
Series Producer: Charlotte Mangin
Director of Photography: Paul de Lumen
Editorial Producer: Titi Yu
Associate Producer: Sue Ding
Production Manager & Post Coordinator: Emily Harrold
Composer: Wendy Blackstone
Motion Graphics: Dialogue Theory
Production Assistants/Researchers: Paola Piers-Torres, Jessica Pitcher, Thea Piltzecker, Hayward Leach
Assistant Editors: Carlos Flores, Amanda Katz, Nikita Liamzine, Marcus Shutrump

What People Are Saying


“Wow, on so many levels!”
Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe, MSNBC
“PBS’ America By The Numbers is gonna blow your mind with statistics about race, education, mortality & politics.”
Damian Holbrook, TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer
“America By The Numbers is much more than just a public television series. This project, led by Maria Hinojosa and produced by a multicultural team, is building … support of both diversity and innovation on public media.”
Joseph Tovares, SVP, Diversity and Innovation, CPB
“Journalism at its best is a very profoundly powerful force for equality and justice. And there’s no better example of this today than in the outstanding coverage of America’s demographic revolution. And no one does a better job of holding that mirror up to society than Maria Hinojosa.”
Darren Walker, Ford Foundation CEO and President
“Maria Hinojosa’s reporting foreshadows a majority minority future,…the old America is gone.”
Joe Anuta, Crains New York Business
“An illuminating docuseries.”
Parade Magazine
“Maria Hinojosa … demonstrates how the humanity in all of us should always surpass our differences. In this way, she not only functions as a reporter, but as a guide to the realization of deeper truths and galvanizer of social action.”
Abigail Licad, Hyphen Magazine
“Hinojosa’s work is a great example of the journalistic value of going to the heart of a story, a controversy, and seeing what’s really there. Truth is more complex than stereotypes — much more difficult to understand and report, but much more powerful for resolution.”
Frank Denton, The Florida Times-Union


“America by the Numbers … is by far the best show on television. It should be required viewing by every American. Thank you for educating us.”
Douglas Thomas, viewer
“I have loved everything I have seen! ABTN puts an interesting light on our changing society!”
Judy Harrold, viewer
“I have watched every episode. … Thank you for bringing such amazing, informative, and enlightening television to the public. Also, I am happy to see Maria Hinojosa back on PBS doing what only she can do so well.”
Joaquín Johnson Lucero, viewer
“Eye opening! I pray that our government steps up and does the right thing.”
Doda Addie, viewer commenting on “Island of Warriors”
“Idaho was given a fair hearing. Good job Maria Hinojosa.”
Jerry, viewer commenting on “Our Private Idaho”
“My family is from this reservation and I didn’t know all this. Very informational. Thank you!!”
Amber Stewart, viewer commenting on “Native American Boomtown”
“The @ABTNTV episode on Cambodian-Americans in the East LA hood is absolutely enlightening. Thank you, @Maria_Hinojosa.”
Keane Li, viewer commenting on “Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town”