Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 on Arizona PBS

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Arizona PBS is celebrating the experience, heritage and contributions of Hispanic Americans with a variety of programming, available on air at the times below and on the PBS Video app following the broadcast.


Wonders of Mexico

Thursday, Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Watch anytime on the PBS Video app

Travel south along Mexico’s mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.

Alma’s Way

Weekdays and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., beginning Oct. 4

A new animated series from Fred Rogers Productions gives children ages 4-6 the power to find their own answers to their problems. 6-year-old Alma Rivera is a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx. Each story offers viewers a window into Alma’s everyday life, surrounded by a diverse group of close-knit and loving friends, family and community members.

POV: Fruits of Labor

Monday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m.

Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.

American Masters “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”

Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.

34th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.

Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries. At left, enjoy a highlight from the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Awards.

Los Hermanos/The Brothers

Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 11 p.m.

Ilmar and Aldo are virtuoso Cuban-born brothers living on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half century wide. Tracking their parallel lives, poignant reunion, and momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

La Frontera With Pati Jinich

Friday, Oct. 15 & 22 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 21 & 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Premiering in October, get an early look at this PBS food program featuring acclaimed chef Pati Jinich. Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine.

Voces “Letters to Eloisa”

Friday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m.

Based on correspondence with his sister in exile, “Letters to Eloisa” recounts the life of Cuban literary great José Lezama Lima, author of a homoerotic novel, “Paradiso,” and tells the story of his silencing by the Cuban revolutionary government.

POV “La Casa de Mama Icha”

Monday, Oct. 18 at 11 p.m.

Decades earlier, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha boards a plane and flies back to Colombia where she finds joy and heartbreak in her return to the place her heart never left.

Expedition with Steve Backshall “Mexico: Flooded Caves”

Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Dive into a network of unexplored caves under the Yucatan Peninsula with Steve Backshall. After trekking through kilometers of scorpion-infested Mexican jungle to reach the caves, he faces the terror of being lost in an underwater silt cloud.

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The Mystery of Chaco Canyon

On mysteries of Chaco Canyon, Explore how the Chacoan people expressed a complex solar and lunar cosmology in their architecture.

34th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Celebrate Latinx excellence as Carlos Santana, Salma Hayek, Ron Rivera, Kali Uchis and Latina NASA Engineers receive the 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards.

American Experience: Citizen Hearst

Take a deeper look into the wild career of William Randolph Hearst in a two-part series from "American Experience."