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Hispanic Heritage Month

There are about 54 million Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. WNED PBS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting the diversity of voices and experiences within the Hispanic and Latino/a communities.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media celebrates Hispanic Heritage History Month

Hispanic Heritage Month has been honored annually in the United States since 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson first launched it as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the celebration to last the four weeks from September 15th to October 15th. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

WNED PBS pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched American society and culture with programs airing on WNED PBS and streaming online.

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, WNED Classical will showcase the work and the stories of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have helped make music what it is today.  From the great composers to the performers that bring the music to life, we look forward to sharing it all with you in September and October on WNED Classical.

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Hispanic Heritage Programming on WNED PBS | Schedule

WNED PBS is offering a range of programming celebrating Latinx heritage and culture this September and October.

Monday, September 12

The Latino Experience

The Latino Experience | Preview

A three-part anthology series of short fiction and nonfiction films. Watch Monday, September 12 from 12:30 am through 2:30am.

Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution | Preview

Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution tells the virtually unknown story of Cuban revolutionaries Frank País and Jose Antonio Echeverría. Working largely independently from each other, these young men—a school teacher and architecture student, respectively—played critical roles in the eventual overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista, although their names seldom appear alongside their more famous contemporaries, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Watch Monday, September 12 at 3:30am.

Wednesday, September 14 

Pati's Mexican Table 

Tradition and Innovation  | Season 11 | Preview

Pati meets chef and historian Maru Toledo and expires the influence of hacienda culture. Watch Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30pm.

Friday, September 16

 

Beauty on the Wing | Preview

BEAUTY ON THE WING: LIFE STORY OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY chronicles the extraordinary journey of the monarch butterfly as it unfolds along the coasts of New England and in the heart of Mexico’s forested volcanic mountains. Every stage of the monarch’s life cycle is experienced in vibrant close-ups, from egg to caterpillar to adult. Through this story of adaptation and survival, BEAUTY ON THE WING explores the symbiotic relationship between habitats and the vital role they play in our interconnected ecosystems. Watch Friday, September 16 at 2:30am.

Saturday, September 17

La Otra Mirada

Tobacco, Pants and Jazz | Preview

After the mysterious assassination of a politician in Lisbon, Teresa follows a lead that takes her to a school in Seville. Watch Saturday, September 17 at 11pm.

Wednesday, September 21

Pati's Mexican Table 

Getting to the Roots  | Season 11 | Preview

Pati meets the young chefs and owners of one of Guadalajara's most exciting new restaurants, Xokol. Watch Wednesday, September 21  at 4:30pm.

Wednesday, September 21 & Friday, September 23 

NOVA

Cuba's Cancer Hope | Preview

Can Cuban scientists team up with U.S. partners to make lung cancer treatments available to all?  Watch Wednesday, September 21 at 4:30 pm And Friday, September 23 at 1am.

Saturday, September 24 

La Frontera with Pati Jinich | Preview

Chef Pati Jinich explores places and food from El Paso and Juarez to Big Bend National Park.  Watch Saturday, September 24 at 3pm.

Saturday, September 24 (cont'd)

The Latino Experience

The Latino Experience | Preview

A three-part anthology series of short fiction and nonfiction films. Watch Saturday, September 24 from 4 pm through 6pm.

La Otra Mirada

A Vote of Confidence | Preview

Manuela confronts her first crisis, forcing her to hold a vote. Meanwhile, rumors about Teresa’s past begin to appear. Watch Saturday, September 24 at 11pm.

Sunday, September 25 

Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World | Preview

This program traces the life and career of acclaimed guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa, who rose to worldwide fame in the late ‘90s as an original member of the legendary international Cuban band, The Buena Vista Social Club. Over the decades, he has played with several folk groups and dedicated his life to celebrating and preserving the traditional folk roots of Cuban music. Watch Sunday, September 25 at 2pm.

Gershwin Prize

Emilio and Gloria Estefan: Gershwin Prize | Preview

An all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and the first married couple or musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor. Watch Sunday, September 25 at 3pm.

Los Hermanos/The Brothers | Preview

LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Watch Sunday, September 25 at 4pm.

Monday, September 26 

Wonders of Mexico

Forests of the Maya | Episode 1 | Preview 

The seasons, wildlife and unique geology of the forests of the Yucatan Peninsula are explored.  Watch Monday, September 26 at 12am.

Wonders of Mexico

Mountain Worlds | Episode 2  | Preview

Discover an amazing diversity of life and culture in the great chain of mountains, the Sierra Madre. Watch Monday, September 26 at 1am.

Wonders of Mexico

Burning North | Episode 3 | Preview

The animals of natural wonders of two great deserts, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan, are highlighted.  Watch Monday, September 26 at 2am.

Hispanic heritage month Programming

Mariposas Del Campo | Preview

Teens from Mexico strive to change their families' destinies in the strawberry fields of California. Watch Monday, September 26 at 3am.

Hispanic heritage month Programming

Unadopted  | Preview

After 20 years in foster care, Noel Anaya claimed his independence in court at age 21. Unadopted follows Noel on his quest for answers about his family and foster care experience, interweaving his own personal journey with the stories of two other teens in the system. The film examines long-term foster care from the perspective of those intimately familiar with its challenges and failings, and includes open discussions about their feelings on adoption, their relationships with their birth parents and siblings, and issues of identity and permanency. Watch Monday, September 26 at 4:30am.

Tuesday, September 27

Back to back episodes

La Frontera with Pati Jinich  | Miles from Nowhere  | From Dos Laredos to Mars  | Preview

Chef Pati Jinich explores places and food from El Paso and Juarez to Big Bend National Park.  Watch Tuesday, September 27 starting at 12 am.

Wednesday, September 28 

Los Hermanos/The Brothers | Preview

LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Watch Wednesday, September 28 at 2am.

Wednesday, September 28 (cont'd)

Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World | Preview

This program traces the life and career of acclaimed guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa, who rose to worldwide fame in the late ‘90s as an original member of the legendary international Cuban band, The Buena Vista Social Club. Over the decades, he has played with several folk groups and dedicated his life to celebrating and preserving the traditional folk roots of Cuban music. Watch Wednesday, September 28 at 3:30am.

Esta Es Mi Casa - This Is My Home | Preview

The Hispanic community has shaped the culture of the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. Watch Wednesday, September 28 at 4:30am.

Pati's Mexican Table

The Heart of Tequila | Preview

In Tequila, Pati follows the spirit-making process from agave field to tasting table. Watch Wednesday, September 28 at 4:30am.

Thursday, September 29

VOCES

The Pushouts | Preview

Meet Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member-turned-award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been "pushed out" of school for reasons beyond their control. Watch Thursday, September 29 at 3am.

VOCES

Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno | Preview

See how the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot - Maria Moreno, an eloquent migrant mother of 12 who became an outspoken leader for farmworker rights. Her legacy was buried - until now. Watch Thursday, September 29 at 3am.

Saturday, October 1 

La Frontera with Pati Jinich 

From Dos Laredos to Mars  | Preview

Chef Pati Jinich explores places and food from El Paso and Juarez to Big Bend National Park.  Watch Saturday, October 1 at 3pm.

Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion | Preview

With unprecedented access to Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits, CUBA: A LIFETIME OF PASSION looks at the present-day reality of the Cuban Revolution and its uncertain post-Castro future, and the conflicts that have engulfed Cuba for the past six decades. Watch Saturday, October 1 at 4pm.

Content channel

Major League Cuban Baseball | Preview

MAJOR LEAGUE CUBAN BASEBALL traces the experiences of Cubans at the most accomplished levels of America's national pastime – baseball – and explores their deep cultural and emotional connection to the game. Watch Saturday, October 1 at 5pm.

35th Hispanic Heritage Awards | Preview

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances and appearances by artists and visionaries. Watch Saturday, October 1 at 6pm.

La Otra Mirada

Portraits In Pastel Tones | Preview

Manuela confronts her first crisis, forcing her to hold a vote. Meanwhile, rumors about Teresa’s past begin to appear. Watch Saturday, October 1 at 11pm.

Sunday, October 2

Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home | Preview
New York City choreographer Pedro Ruiz returns to Cuba to work with a premiere modern dance troupe. Watch  Sunday, October 2 at 2 pm.

American Masters

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It | Preview

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Watch Sunday, October 2 at 3pm.

Singing Our Way to Freedom | Preview

SINGING OUR WAY TO FREEDOM chronicles the life and music of Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to the dramatic moment when he received one of our nation's highest musical honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Chunky’s arc of transformation from marginalized farm kid to charismatic social activist shows how one person can mobilize people to change the world. Watch Sunday, October 2 at 5pm.

Monday, October 3 

Colombia - Wild and Free

Two Rivers | Preview

The eastern region of Colombia, a land defined by the Orinoco and the Amazon rivers, is explored. Watch Monday, October 3 at 12:30am.

Latino Americans

Latino Americans | Preview

LATINO AMERICANS is a  six-hour documentary series featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History. The first three episodes: Foreigners In Their Own Land, Empire of Dreams, and War and Peace. Watch Monday, October 3 starting at 1:30am.

Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words | Preview

Rudolfo Anaya was the first Hispanic American writer to achieve major publishing success. Watch Monday, October 3 starting at 4:30am.

Wednesday, October 5 

American Masters

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It | Preview

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Watch Wednesday, October 5 at 2am.

Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home | Preview
New York City choreographer Pedro Ruiz returns to Cuba to work with a premiere modern dance troupe. Watch Wednesday, October 5 at 2am.

Thursday, October 6

Rise of The Bolsonaros | Preview

The Bolsonaros' meteoric rise to power in Brazil and the scandals that accompanied it are explored. Watch Thursday, October 6 at 3am.

Saturday, October 8

Pati's Mexican Table  | Four back to back episodes

The Fire Kings | Season 11 | Preview

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE is a food-driven television series starring James Beard Award winning chef, author and mom to three boys, Pati Jinich. In Season 11, Pati explores Nuevo Leon, a sprawling northeastern border state draped in dazzling mountains and miles of desert. What Nuevo Leon lacks in ingredients, it makes up for with resourceful, creative people who are finding innovative and delicious ways to transform traditional flavors into familiar yet exciting new experiences. Watch Saturday, October 8 from 3:30-5pm.

Making it in America | Preview

There are few places where immigrants are shaping the economy in more significant ways than in Florida, where Miami leads the nation in entrepreneurial activity and the startup of new companies. MAKING IT IN AMERICA highlights the important contributions being made by immigrant entrepreneurs to the economy of Florida and the United States, across multiple fields – from construction to medicine to tech. Watch Saturday, October 8 at 5pm.

La Otra Mirada

Right to Privacy | Preview

Teachers discover that students are receiving erotic literature and Luisa starts teaching sex-ed. Watch Saturday, October 8 at 11pm.

Sunday, October 9 

35th Hispanic Heritage Awards

35th Hispanic Heritage Awards | Preview

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances and appearances by artists and visionaries. Watch Sunday, October 9 at 2pm.

Salsa! The Dance Sensation | Preview

Dubbed by many the most popular social dance in the world, it is practiced today by people of all ages, ethnicities, and cultures. In South Florida, this Latin-flavored dance, infused with Caribbean and African roots, is performed with distinct passion and artistry.  Watch Sunday, October 9 at 3pm.

Great Performances

Roots of Latin Jazz | Preview

Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with performances by GRAMMY-winners. Watch Sunday, October 9 at 4:30pm.

POV

La Casa de Mama Icha | Preview

Mama Icha returns home to Colombia, finding heartbreak and joy after decades in the US. Watch Sunday, October 9 at 4:30pm.

Monday, October 10 

Colombia - Wild and Free

From The Pacific to the Andes | Preview

Journey to the largely uninhabited Pacific coast of Colombia and ascend to Andean volcanoes. Watch Monday, October 10 at 12:30am.

Latino Americans

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land Trailer

LATINO AMERICANS is a six-hour documentary series that concludes with the final three episodes: The New Latinos, Pride and Prejudice, and Peril and Promise Monday, October 10 from 1:30-4:30pm. 

Re-Evolution: The Cuban Dream | Preview

Diving into the streets of Havana, RE-EVOLUTION: THE CUBAN DREAM introduces a social worker, an ethnographer, and three artists. Their stories provide unique perspectives on how Cuba is shaped by an ongoing culture of revolution that is more nuanced than meets the eye. This program is the first in an eventual four-part series which will explore pillars of Cuban society that are drastically evolving today. Watch Monday, October 10 at 4:3 am.

Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home | Preview
New York City choreographer Pedro Ruiz returns to Cuba to work with a premiere modern dance troupe. Watch Monday, October 10 at 10pm.

Wednesday, October 12

Singing Our Way to Freedom | Preview

SINGING OUR WAY TO FREEDOM chronicles the life and music of Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to the dramatic moment when he received one of our nation's highest musical honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Chunky’s arc of transformation from marginalized farm kid to charismatic social activist shows how one person can mobilize people to change the world. Watch Wednesday, October 12 at 1am.

35th Hispanic Heritage Awards

35th Hispanic Heritage Awards | Preveiw

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances and appearances by artists and visionaries. Watch Wednesday, October 12 at 2am.

Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba | Preview

Singer Gloria Estefan visits three cities in Brazil and explores the origin of the country's music. Wednesday, October 12 at 3am.

NETAView

Five Dreamers | Preview

Five DACA recipients struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy while fearing the loss of their DACA. Watch Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30am.

Friday, October 14

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

Road to Santa Fe | Preview

The Santa Fe Trail played a pivotal role in the westward expansion of the United States. Extending across the mid-continent from Missouri to New Mexico, it became a prominent commercial trail involving both American and Mexican merchants. Over six decades, beginning in the 1820s, the trail supported a vast network of commerce, enabled the U.S. to annex much of northern Mexico and led to the relocation of the Plains Indians. By 1880, the construction of the railroads brought an end to the flow of freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail, now designated a national historic trail. Watch Friday, October 14 at  am.

Saturday, October 15

Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution | Preview

Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution tells the virtually unknown story of Cuban revolutionaries Frank País and Jose Antonio Echeverría. Working largely independently from each other, these young men—a school teacher and architecture student, respectively—played critical roles in the eventual overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista, although their names seldom appear alongside their more famous contemporaries, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Watch Saturday, October 15 at 3pm.

POV

La Casa de Mama Icha | Preview

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Mama Icha returns home to Colombia, finding heartbreak and joy after decades in the US. Watch Saturday, October 15 at 4:30pm.

La Otra Mirada

The Life I Want to Live | Preview

A photo of Roberta causes rifts between her classmates and Macarena attacks another student. Watch Saturday, October 15 at 11pm.

Start Hispanic Heritage Month with a Celebration of Hispanic Artists

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions of Hispanic artists across genres and time. Here are  individuals who have drawn from their culture to create artistic visions.

Rember Yahuarcani

POV

The Song of the Butterflies

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Rember, an Indigenous artist in Peru, journeys to the Amazonian land of his ancestors.

Rember Yahuarcani is an Indigenous painter and one of the last surviving members of the White Heron clan of the Uitoto Nation in Peru. He left to pursue a successful career in Lima, but when he finds himself in a creative rut, he returns home to his Amazonian community to visit his father, a painter, and his mother, a sculptor, and discovers why the stories of his ancestors cannot be forgotten.


Raul Julia: The World is a Stage

American Masters

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

1:23:32
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Rating: TV-PG

Explore a versatile Puerto Rican actor whose work on stage & screen shook the world.

Raul Julia mesmerized audiences and fellow actors alike. This film from American Masters highlights his journey from Puerto Rico to Broadway, and then Hollywood, with commentary from so many actors whose lives were changed by seeing themselves represented by Julie onstage and onscreen.


Rita Moreno Has the Time of Her Life on Stage and Screen

PBS NewsHour

Rita Moreno has the time of her life on stage and screen

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Rita Moreno has the time of her life on stage and screen

The PEGOT (Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award) winner is an absolute treasure. Actress and singer Rita Moreno fought typecasting and industry pressure to go on to be the first Latino to win an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and a Grammy. Moreno gives her Brief But Spectacular take on a lifetime in show business in this 2015 PBS NewsHour segment. And sit tight, a documentary about Rita Moreno is in the works.


Johnny Rodriguez: The First Major Mexican American Country Music Star

Country Music

The First Major Mexican-American Country Music Star

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Johnny Rodriguez would become the first Mexican-American to be a major country music star.

Johnny Rodriguez loved mariachi and was drawn to the country music songs of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and Jimmie Rodgers. Singing in both Spanish and English, he went on to have 15 consecutive Top 10 hits. Rodriguez is one of the many stories you'll hear in Ken Burns' latest film: Country Music.


Sandra Cisneros

Finding Your Roots

The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

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Sandra Cisneros unravels her family stories in Finding Your Roots.

In her award-winning novel, The House on Mango Street, author Sandra Cisneros wrote about growing up in Chicago in a way that connected with the hearts of multi-cultural children everywhere. Her writing stirs up pride and appreciation for readers's shared Hispanic roots. In this clip from our archives, Cisneros learns more about her own past with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Finding Your Roots.


We Like it Like That

America ReFramed

We Like It Like That

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Exploring 1960s music history when Bugaloo defined a new generation of urban Latinos.

Before boogaloo songs were sampled in today's popular music, they were the sound of a new generation, of the previously unheard voices of urban multi-cultural artists in New York. Just try to watch this America ReFramed documentary without breaking into a dance.

Throughout Hispanic Heritage month WNED Classical is  showcasing the work and the stories of Hispanic and Latino/a performers and artists who have helped make music what it is today.  

WNED Classical Blog

Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)

WNED Classical Blog

Hispanic Stars of this Season at the Met

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, we will continue to spotlight the diversity of voices and experiences within the Hispanic and Latina/e/o/x communities. Which Hispanic artists have impacted you the most? What parts of the heritage and culture make you proud?

Watch Videos On Demand

 


Latino Americans

Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

 


Latinos Are Essential

Latinos Are Essential is a collection of unique and insightful short portraits and stories about Latinos who are serving as essential workers in a wide variety of jobs and/or services across the United States, even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact Latino and other communities of color.

Video On Demand

Flavors From Home | Colombian Carne Guisada

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Meet Diana & Edgar, who share their love of traditional Colombian cuisine in Buffalo, NY.

Now Streaming
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Flavors From Home | Colombian Carne Guisada
Making Buffalo Home
Flavors From Home | Colombian Carne Guisada
Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration
Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration
Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration
Joyride
PBS Short Film Festival
Joyride
¡Fiesta! Quinceañera
REEL SOUTH
¡Fiesta! Quinceañera
Emilio and Gloria Estefan: Gershwin Prize
Gershwin Prize
Emilio and Gloria Estefan: Gershwin Prize
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage
American Masters
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage
Residente
Austin City Limits
Residente
Rosalía
Austin City Limits
Rosalía
33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards
Hispanic Heritage Awards
33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards
Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground
VOCES
Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground
Dolores
Independent Lens
Dolores
Enid & Mami
Tight Knit | Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation
Enid & Mami
Gloria Estefan on "Conga"
Great Performances
Gloria Estefan on "Conga"
Hemingway's Home in Cuba, the Finca Vigía
Hemingway
Hemingway's Home in Cuba, the Finca Vigía
Hemingway in Cuba | Ernest Hemingway Documentary 
WGCU Public Media
Hemingway in Cuba | Ernest Hemingway Documentary 
Inside NATURE – Cuba's Wild Revolution
Nature
Inside NATURE – Cuba's Wild Revolution
Bachata: Why You’re Hearing This Dominican Rhythm Everywhere
Sound Field
Bachata: Why You’re Hearing This Dominican Rhythm Everywhere
Why Do We Say "Latino"?
Origin of Everything
Why Do We Say "Latino"?
Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer
American Masters
Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer
Luciela
PBS Short Film Festival
Luciela
The Song of the Butterflies
POV
The Song of the Butterflies
Building the American Dream
VOCES
Building the American Dream
Comida Pa' Los Pobres (Food for the Poor)
REEL SOUTH
Comida Pa' Los Pobres (Food for the Poor)
Puerto Rico's Bomba, A Dance of The African Diaspora
If Cities Could Dance
Puerto Rico's Bomba, A Dance of The African Diaspora
We Like It Like That
America ReFramed
We Like It Like That
Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near
American Masters
Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near
All Around Us
Latinos Are Essential
All Around Us
San Francisco's Dance Crew Blends Tap and Mexican Footwork
If Cities Could Dance
San Francisco's Dance Crew Blends Tap and Mexican Footwork

Profiles

Latino Americanos

Gloria Estefan

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Rating: NR

Gloria Estefan habla de su herencia cubana

American Experience

Latino Ballplayers Join the Major Leagues

1:33
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Rating: NR

Roberto Clemente was a role model for Latinos in the United States.

PBS

‘New American Girls’- Kassandra

5:03
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Rating: NR

Despite being undocumented, Kassandra was the first in her family to graduate high school.

Breaking Big

Carmen Yulín Cruz

25:46
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Expires: 2025-09-13
Rating: TV-PG

Track Cruz’ route from San Juan mayor to leader of post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

PBS

‘New American Girls’- Lorella

6:24
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Rating: NR

Inspired by other DREAMers, Lorella forms a student group trying to change tuition law.

American Graduate Short Films

These five short films are part of a public media initiative supported by Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. They collectively showcase a diverse array of determined Latino adolescents, from Oakland to Detroit, New York to San Antonio, who have all struggled to overcome challenges — gang violence, drugs, poverty, young motherhood, and language barriers — as they keep their eyes on the prize: a high school diploma

Independent Lens

Can't Hold Me Back

17:43
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

Independent Lens

I Really Want to Make It

15:16
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

Independent Lens

Baby Mama High

21:18
Published:
Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

Independent Lens

Immigrant High

17:10
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

Independent Lens

Skipping Up

16:37
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

From Latino Public Broadcasting

Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. 

PBS Short Film Festival

Luciela

10:03
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Expires: 2023-07-13

Luciela is about a fiercely independent Latina who is determined to celebrate 4th of July.

PBS Indies

The Hummingbirds

10:16
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To save his terminally-ill superhero father, a young son must find the hero within.

Digital Classroom Resources from PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia makes it easy for teachers to integrate Hispanic Heritage Month into their lessons with a trove of curriculum-aligned videos, activities and lesson plans. These resources are designed to help students deepen their awareness of Hispanic American and Latino artists, educators, icons, and everyday people while also building a foundational understanding of the Spanish language.

Hispanic Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

Grades: K-4

There are about 54 million Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. That's a lot of people to celebrate! Use this video to show how Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the country with festivals and community events recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.

Flamenco Dance Studio Filed Trip

Grades: Pre-K-3

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and learn about Flamenco! Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids at a Flamenco lesson. Learn about Spanish dance movements and music. Come with us and clap, snap, stomp, and express emotions with your bodies. Olé.

 

Salsa

Grades: K-3

Salsa is an award-winning Spanish language series for young learners in kindergarten through the third grade. Puppets in familiar stories, digital graphics and animation teach the language.

 

Oh Noah! Collection

Grades: K-2

Oh Noah! is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. Additionally, this collection includes family activity guides and a teacher webinar.

 

Latino Americans

Grades: 6-12

This collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources invites teachers and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans. Along the way, it engages students in dramatic real-life stories and offers primary texts that are aligned to the New York standards.

 

Latino Public Broadcasting Education Collection

Grades: 4-12

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. This collection includes educator guides, media resources, a focus on the arts, and an exploration into various historical events.

 

Inside Latinworks | America by the Numbers

Grades: 6-12

Dive into the Austin-based advertising firm LatinWorks, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Observe as the team puts together their award-winning multicultural ad campaigns.

 

Supplemental Spanish | Mini-Curriculum

Grades: 3-5

This collection includes 1000 digital resources for educators working with Spanish curriculum for grades 3-5. Each grouping includes a teacher's guide, language worksheets, audio pronunciation guides, videos, and other resources. These resources can be used throughout the school year and easily integrate into basal curriculum.

 

Beginning Spanish iBook (available on iTunes)

Grades: 3-5

This book brings together twenty five lesson plans with an abundance of brief, in-class activities about topics related to the Spanish language, its vocabulary and grammar, and the richness of the Spanish-speaking world’s culture.

 

The Graduates/Los Graduados

Grades: 9-12

This collection can be used to support viewing of the documentary, The Graduates/Los Graduados, by Bernardo Ruiz, while engaging students in discussions about the struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the U.S. and the challenges faced in the American public education system.

 

Alma's Way | Weekdays at 10:30am on WNED PBS 

Alma's Way Theme Song
Alma's Way 

Alma's Way Theme Song

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Sing along with Alma and her family to the theme song for Alma's Way! Watch on WNED PBS and WNED PBS KIDS!