The 32nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 1, will be aired on Arizona PBS on October 11 at 9 p.m. during Hispanic Heritage Month. The Awards are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos, and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions.
“More than ever, it’s important to shine the spotlight on the tremendous value Latinos provide this great country,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “We are grateful to PBS for allowing all of America to share in the celebration of the great promise, accomplishments and cultural pride of the Latino community.”
The Hispanic Heritage Awards were started at the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.
Past honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards include Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Hoya, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael Garcia Bernal, Latin Grammys, Diego Luna and others.