TV Series

La Frontera


La Frontera Season 2

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Series Synopsis

Pati makes her PBS Primetime debut as the host of the culinary travel special, La Frontera, which highlights the fascinating, yet misunderstood, US-Mexico border region where countries and cultures collide. In Season 2 - with three new episodes premiering on PBS April 3, 10, and 17 at 9:00-10:00pm ET - Pati explores the western part the US-Mexico border from Southern California and Baja, to Arizona and Sonora, and New Mexico and Chihuahua to experience each region’s rich culture, people and cuisine. The first season, which premiered in two parts in October 2021, Pati traveled along both sides of the Texas-Mexico border from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, Laredo to Nuevo Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville. La Frontera with Pati Jinich demystifies the borderland communities, sparks dialogue and discussion, and furthers the narrative that saturates mainstream media about border communities. For more information, visit

La Frontera Season 2

La Frontera with Pati Jinich Season 2 - Official Preview

THREE NEW EPISODES PREMIERE ON PBS APRIL 3, 10, 17 AT 9PM ET. Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the US-Mexico borderlands alongside Pati as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine. Travel with Pati to Southern California, Baja, Arizona, Sonora, New Mexico, and Chihuahua as she shares meals with self-described “fronterizos” or borderlanders from all walks of life and reflects on the melding of cultures. Each border region has its own unique soul. The California area is the most crossed land border in the world leading to fascinating stories of cross-border collaboration and creativity. The Arizona border, with an ancient tribe and one of the world's most unforgiving deserts, is steeped in tradition and stories of pain from colonization and migrants seeking a more dignified life. But that pain is deeply contrasted by the overwhelming healing power of human kindness. New Mexico is the only place where US school buses pick up kids from Mexico, and we meet a community of Mennonites that will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. Pati has dedicated her career to building a shared understanding between her two neighboring home countries: Mexico, where she was born and raised, and the United States, where she now lives with her Mexican-American family.

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