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Jorge Meraz Tackles The History Of Football In Baja

"Crossing South" Season 5 Preview

Jorge Meraz Tackles The History Of Football In Baja


Jorge Meraz, host, "Crossing South"


The fifth season of "Crossing South" hosted by Jorge Meraz premieres Thursday night on KPBS with something most of us know nothing about: the venerable history of American-style football in Baja California.

In other words, Meraz is up to his old tricks, once again showing viewers that Baja is not at all what we might expect.

Meraz begins with the collegiate team Cetys Osos and then talks with Justin McKenzie, a veteran quarterback who is now president of a new arena football league in Baja.

In the next five weeks, Merza will eat, drink, camp out and zip line in the Guadalupe Valley, tour the historic Rosarito Beach Hotel, ride a camel and try out a water-powered jetpack.

Although it sounds exhausting to be Meraz, he seems to have boundless energy, which he puts to good use describing the show's new season on Midday Edition Wednesday.

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