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December 10, 2010

El Gringo Mariachi

Produced by
Rachel Raney

EL GRINGO MARIACHI

Matthew Stoneman moved to Los Angeles with dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Instead he became a thief, and landed in prison. To pass the time, he got a guitar and learned more than a hundred classic songs, in Spanish, from the Mexican inmates. When he got out he became an unlikely troubadour, singing and playing for tips in the Latino restaurants around East L.A.

THE ORIGIN OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY

The winner of the Heisman Trophy will be announced this Saturday night. John Prince has a special connection to the award. His father Willard came up with the idea to award a trophy to the best college football player in the nation.

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