PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Strong Slate of New Programs and an Encore of LATIN MUSIC USA to Air in September and October on PBS

AMERICAN MASTERS keeps the beat with Grammy Award-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez who reignited his career while living in Florida with the help of friend Andy Garcia, who directed and narrates the film. AMERICAN MASTERS “Cachao: Uno Mas” premieres Monday, September 20, 2010, 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

New programming is bolstered by encore programming including LATIN MUSIC USA, AMERICAN MASTERS: Orozco: Man of Fire, INDEPENDENT LENS Calavera Highway, Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos and The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez, POV and GLOBAL VOICES Made In LA.

In addition, PBS’ celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month extends beyond the broadcast and onto pbs.org. PBS’ video player (pbs.org/video) — where viewers can watch hours of free PBS programming online and on their own time — features an extensive lineup of programs honoring and exploring Latino culture in “Nuestras Historias | Our Stories,” a special Hispanic Heritage Month collection that features LATIN MUSIC USA (in English and in Spanish), IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Fiesta Latina,” the short-film series “Latinos in 60 Seconds” and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Roberto Clemente,”among others. The collection is available online at (www.pbs.org/nuestrashistorias).

For the complete press release, please go to:
http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/news/20100824_pbshispanicheritagemonth….

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