The Mark Twain Prize salutes comedian Bill Cosby. The program airs, Wednesday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 26, the 90-minute special features tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Cosby’s friends and colleagues including leading American entertainers Len Chandler, James De Priest, Dick Gregory, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno, Willie Nelson, Phylicia Rashad, Carl Reiner, Chris Rock, Bill Russell, Jerry Seinfeld, Sinbad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Steven Wright. The program, which recognizes the life and achievements of the beloved comedian, includes an assortment of classic film clips from Cosby’s career.
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.