America Ferrera to host “Independent Lens” on PBS (AP)

The PBS series “Independent Lens” says actress America Ferrera will host its ninth season of documentary films. Ferrera follows past “Independent Lens” presenters including Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard and Edie Falco. PBS says Ferrera will make her debut when the award-winning anthology series begins its new season of 27 documentaries on October 19, 2010.