Critically Acclaimed series continues with George Lopez, Soledad O’Brien, Jon Seda, Judy Reyes, and more
HBO Latino offers a unique glimpse into the vibrant and flourishing culture of Hispanic America this September in The Latino List: volume Two. From renowned photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film features video portraits of a cross-section of Latino notables who have richly contributed to the fabric of contemporary society, including Christy Turlington Burns, Victor Cruz, George Lopez, Soledad O’Brien and Raul Yzaguirre, among many others. This all-new sequel to the acclaimed 2011 HBO documentary The Latino List debuts Monday September 24 (9:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO Latino in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Other HBO Latino playdates: Sept. 25 (9:30 a.m.), 27 (6:15 p.m., 11:50 p.m.) and 29 (2:00 p.m.)
Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, The Latino List and The Black List), and featuring intimate interviews conducted by NPR correspondent Maria Hinojosa, with additional interviews by Sandra Guzman, The Latino List: Volume Two spotlights a diverse range of notables from journalism, modeling, politics, sports, activism and business. These prominent Hispanic Americans discuss such subjects as the childhood inspirations that fueled their ambitions, how they achieved success, the evolving American cultural landscape they helped mold, the importance of preserving a distinct cultural identity for future generations to embrace and the challenges posed by discrimination.
Many speakers share stories of growing up Latino in America, discussing how their backgrounds shaped their philosophies and their feelings on a society where new opportunities abound, but obstacles still exist. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, including Cuban, Dominican, El Salvadorian, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican and more, each interviewee has a unique perspective on the American success story.
Subjects featured in The Latino List: Volume Two include:
Christy Turlington Burns, a model, entrepreneur and activist, is working to support women’s health projects and relief work across the globe.
Henry Cisneros, a politician and businessman, is currently executive chairman of CityView. He previously served as mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration.
Cesar Conde is president of Univision Networks, the nation’s largest Spanish-language television network. He is chairman and co-founder of the Futuro Program, a nonprofit organization that provides role models and educational workshops to Hispanic high school students.
Victor Cruz, a wide receiver for the New York Giants, began his football career at the University of Massachusetts and was later signed by the Giants.
Ralph de La Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, serves as the chairman of Hispanic initiatives for the Boy Scouts of America, and was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame.
Giselle Fernandez is a five-time Emmy®-winning journalist, producer, entrepreneur and filmmaker. She has been a reporter and guest anchor for CBS’ Early Show, CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today and NBC Nightly News. She is also president of the first Latina-owned Hispanic-focused media and management company in Los Angeles.
Nely Galán, former president of entertainment at the Telemundo network was creator and executive producer of the FOX reality series The Swan. Since 1994, she has been an independent producer and media entrepreneur specializing in the Latino market.
Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW), with Cesar Chavez. She has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Eugene Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award.
Janet Murguía is president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. From 1994 to 2000, she served as deputy assistant to President Bill Clinton, acting as a senior White House liaison to Congress.
Soledad O’Brien is a broadcast journalist and anchor of the CNN news morning program Starting Point and has also contributed to CNN’s “In America” series. She began her career as an associate producer, news writer and field producer for NBC’s “Today” and “NBC Nightly News.”
Jon Seda currently stars in the HBO series Treme. His other credits include Homicide: Life on the Street, Selena and the HBO miniseries The Pacific.
Raul Yzaguirre, a Latino rights activist, currently serves as the United States ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He served as the founding president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization.