Join us this fall as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 with programs that commemorate the experiences and culture of Hispanic Americans that have shaped history in the U.S. and beyond.
On Arizona PBS
Thursdays at 11:30 p.m.; Friday’s at 6 p.m. on World
Host José Cárdenas and his guests discuss issues of particular interest to the local Hispanic community, ranging from public policy and education to arts and culture with a variety of civic and political leaders, sports figures and artists. Watch previous segments.
Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.
Enjoy two iconic works from the country’s premier Latino dance company: “CARMEN.maquia,” a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera, and “Club Havana,” a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz. Filmed locally at Mesa Arts Center.
Beyond ‘La Bamba’
Friday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 p.m.
Mexico’s 300-year-old son jarocho tradition comes vividly to life in the story of a young musician who leaves home to follow his dreams. From the rural roots of Veracruz to the urban rhythms of the Midwest, a family of iconic musicians forges a new life but remains true to their music.
Craft in America “Borders” and “Neighbors”
Friday Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Explore the relationships and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other and on our cultures, featuring artists who practice traditional weaving and the create of paper jewelry. Then, travel to and from the U.S. and Mexico to explore the people, history, traditions and crafts, noting how aesthetics cross from one country to another and back again in an organic and ongoing cultural exchange.
My Neighborhood: Pilsen
Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m.
Take an intimate street level look at what community engagement and activism has done for one Chicago neighborhood: Pilsen. Playing like a street mural come to life, six Pilsen residents share their personal stories to illustrate how the residents of this predominantly Mexican-American working class community have organized to address the societal issues facing their community, ranging from housing to health care to education and citizenship.
Great Performances “Havana Time Machine”
Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.
Take an intoxicating musical journey where past, present and future collide in joyful celebration. A U.S.-Cuba collaborative musical showcase, this performance-documentary provides context on the cultural scene in today’s Cuba through evocative performance segments. Born in Miami to Cuban parents, Grammy-winning Raul Malo, bandleader of The Mavericks, hosts.
Hispanic Heritage Awards 2017
Friday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m.
Join the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos with performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.
Beyond ‘La Bamba’
Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.
My Neighborhood: Pilsen
Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.
Austin Revealed: El Despertar
Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m.
The Head of Joaquin Murrieta
Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
For over a decade, filmmaker John J. Valadez has searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge across California until he was caught and decapitated in the summer of 1853. With support from a team of historians, Valdez embarks on a quixotic, cross-country road trip through history, myth and memory.
The Latino Americans, Parts 1-3
Saturday, Sept. 23 & 30, at 2 p.m.
From the 1500s to the present day, explore the story of settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today.
Latin Music USA
Monday, Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, at 2 p.m.
Ivy League Rumba
Monday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m.
Salsa! The Dance Sensation
Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 p.m.
POV “Tea Time”
Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m.
POV “Don’t Tell Anyone”
Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 p.m.
Voces on PBS “Now en Español”
Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.
American Masters “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey”
Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m.
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam
Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 2:30 p.m.
Voces on PBS “El Poeta”
Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.
Our American Family: The Barreras
Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 p.m.
America ReFramed “The Hand That Feeds”
Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m.
Independent Lens “Ovarian Psycos”
Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m.
Major League Cuban Baseball
Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 9 p.m.
A Daring Journey: From Immigration to Education
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 9:30 p.m.
Voces on PBS “Children of ‘Giant'”
Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.
Oceans of Pink
Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.