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  • horizonte@asu.edu
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  • (602) 496-2308
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    Phoenix, AZ 85004-1252


"I hope that Horizonte educates both Hispanic and non-Hispanic viewers about the issues that are of major concern to all Arizonans. I am most proud of our ability to showcase the depth and variety of talent in the Hispanic community."

José Cárdenas,
Horizonte host

Horizonte, Arizona PBS’s weekly public affairs program, focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens and is hosted by José Cárdenas, senior vice president and general counsel of Arizona State University. The Arizona PBS/KAET production was launched on September 18, 2003.

José Cárdenas has interviewed a veritable who’s who of Arizona newsmakers on Horizonte; Mexican Ambassador Carlos Sada, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, Congressman Ruben Gallego, Senator Jeff Flake, and Congressman Raul Grijalva, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Bishop Thomas Olmsted to name a few. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor and more have all joined Cárdenas in the Horizonte studio to discuss issues ranging from public policy to education.

Other memorable guests include: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's Ray Suarez; Univision’s Jorge Ramos; Actor, Director, and Community Activist Edward James Olmos; Actor Cheech Marin; and Olympic gold medal winner Henry Cejudo.


Allysa Adams, Executive Producer
Allysa has been reporting and producing for television for more than 25 years. She’s worked as an on air reporter and producer for local television stations, national news outlets and various cable shows including CBS News, National Geographic TV and KNXV TV. In addition to overseeing Horizon and Horizonte Allysa also produces stories for both shows. She loves storytelling and talking to people across the state about the issues and stories that matter to them.
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José Cardénas, Host

José A. Cárdenas is senior vice president and general counsel of Arizona State University. Previously, he was chairman of the law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP. He practiced in the areas of commercial and civil litigation and transactional/international law.

Cárdenas is a member of the Maricopa County, Arizona and American Bar Associations, as well as the American Law Institute and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Cárdenas is a long time member of Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association years, having served on its board for several years and as president for three years.
He has been appointed to various committees, commissions, task forces and boards by the Board of Regents, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona State Bar and various Arizona Governors. He is also a member of the boards of Xico Inc. and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), having served 10 years as chairman of the TGen board.

Cárdenas is a graduate of Stanford Law School.
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Laarni Fernandez-Nuez,Producer

Prior to producing for Horizonte, Laarni Fernandez-Nuez was a special projects producer and assignment desk manager at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. She also worked at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, and for television stations in Chicago. Laarni earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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