WETA proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a special lineup that highlights the rich culture and history of the Latinx community.
Throughout the broadcast year, the station is committed to presenting programs reflecting the diversity of our community.
WETA Hispanic Heritage Month Program Guide
Download a PDF of our full Hispanic Heritage Heritage Month programming guide or explore specific channel offerings below.
Saturdays at 5pm on WETA PBS
In each episode, Pati embarks upon an exciting and entertaining journey, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico’s rich history and culture, Pati’s personal experiences, her family life, and her ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the US.
Sunday, September 3 at 5pm on WETA Metro
Before becoming part of the U.S., Los Angeles was a Mexican city. This episode pays tribute to the city’s roots and features beloved Mexican and Mexican American artists performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil. Tune in to watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, Natalia Lafourcade and La Santa Cecilia, plus Los Ángeles Azules performing with YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and Paolo Bortolameolli.
Sunday, September 17 at 5pm on WETA Metro
When it comes to music, there are no borders. Immerse yourself in a Pan-American musical journey starting with Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” performed by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, narrated by legendary Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully. Hear Colombian singer-actor Carlos Vives sing “La Tierra de Olvido” and “La Gota Fria.”
Monday, September 18 at 10pm on WETA PBS
After 20 years of living in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives and reawaken an intense desire for a place to belong. Set between the rodeo arenas of North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican town they yearn for, Bulls and Saints is a love story about reverse migration, rebellion, and redemption.
Tuesday, September 19 at 9 pm on WETA PBS & WETA Metro
Explore the early life of Frida Kahlo as she discovers her genius for painting following a tragic, life-changing accident, leading her to encounter world-famous muralist Diego Rivera who she later marries, twice.
Tuesday, September 19 at 10 pm on WETA PBS & WETA Metro
When authorities deny filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes’ request to document a young incarcerated immigrant, Sansón’s story is shared through dramatic reenactments.
Saturday, September 23 at 7 pm on WETA PBS
Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans.
Tuesday, September 26 at 9 pm on WETA PBS and WETA Metro
Follow Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s journey to America as they achieve celebrity, and Frida experiences tragic losses with the death of her mother and a miscarriage, inspiring her to create some of her most powerful and iconic paintings.
Friday, September 30 at 9pm on WETA PBS and WETA Metro
Celebrate the recipients of the 36th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month includes performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.
Tuesday, October 3 at 9 pm on WETA PBS and WETA Metro
Explore Frida Kahlo’s life including her affair with Leon Trotsky, her trip to Paris on the eve of WWII with surrealist pioneer Andre Breton, and her return to Mexico where she divorces and then remarries husband Diego Rivera before her death.