LPB Programs Available on PBS for Hispanic Heritage Month

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LPB_ImpactReport_CI_V7.inddCelebrate this Hispanic Heritage Month with new and encore presentations of LPB original programming! We are proud to announce the premieres of American Masters – Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey, Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie), and On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam, available on PBS this September. Premiering September 18, American Masters and VOCES join forces to bring you Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey, a look into the life and work of internationally recognized Mexican-American architectural photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. On September 21, award-winning series POV will present Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) which profiles immigrant activist Angy Rivera as she shares her experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused. Don’t miss On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam on PBS September 22, a compelling doc that examines the Latino experience during the Vietnam War from the point of view of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the war, one as a POW and the other protesting at home.

In addition, PBS will also feature encore broadcasts of Rebel: A VOCES Special Presentation, which tells the story of Loreta Velasquez, a Cuban immigrant who secretly fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War; The State of Arizona, a provocative, Emmy nominated INDEPENDENT LENS film about Arizona’s controversial “papers please law”; and the award-winning landmark documentary series, LATINO AMERICANS. Also, make sure to tune into PBS for encore broadcasts of season four of VOCES on PBS: Children of Giant, Now en Español, and El Poeta.

Be sure to visit PBS.org for the Hispanic Heritage Month Online Collection to access and stream LPB original shorts. More information on the PBS Hispanic Heritage Month lineup can be found here.

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming Lineup (check local listings)
AMERICAN MASTERS “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey”
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. A special presentation of AMERICAN MASTERS and VOCES. — Friday, September 18, 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET

POV “Don’t Tell Anyone” (“No Le Digas a Nadie”)
Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused. — Monday, September 21, 10:00–11:30 p.m. ET

Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protestor at home. — Tuesday, September 22, 10:00– 11:30 p.m. ET

Encore Programs (check local listings)
Explore the mysterious true story of Loreta Velasquez, a Cuban immigrant who was one of the estimated 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the Civil War. Why has her story been erased from the history books? September 2015 (check local listings)

VOCES, PBS’ signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase, is the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience.

  • “Children of Giant
  • In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, decades later, “Children of Giant” explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “Now en Español”
  • Explore the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood through the lives of the five dynamic women who dub “Desperate Housewives” into Spanish for American audiences. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “El Poeta”
  • Meet renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24 year-old son — collateral damage in a drug war that has left more than 70,000 dead since 2006. September 2015 (check local listings)

Join narrator Benjamin Bratt for a documentary series that chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group.

  • “Foreigners in Their Own Land” – Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “Empire of Dreams” – See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration starting in 1880 and continuing into the 1940s: Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “War and Peace” – Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands — yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “The New Latinos” – Review the decades after World War II through the early 1960s, as swelling numbers of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic seek economic opportunities. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “Prejudice and Pride” – Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process. September 2015 (check local listings)
  • “Peril and Promise” – Examine the past 30 years, as immigration creates a debate over the undocumented that leads to calls for tightened borders and English-only laws. Simultaneously, Latino influence is booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment.  September 2015 (check local listings)

INDEPENDENT LENS  “The State of Arizona”
Witness the volatile emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration. The Emmy nominated vérité film tells stories of Arizonans during the year after Arizona passed its controversial “papers please” law. — September 2015 (check local listings)4594 Views

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