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Hispanic Heritage Month Programming on WETA PBS

Hispanic Heritage

WETA Television proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special programming that highlights the rich culture and history of Hispanic Americans. Schedule subject to change; visit our schedule page for complete listings. All programs air on both WETA TV 26 and WETA HD unless noted.

 

Building The American Dream

Building The American Dream

Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. 

In the shadow of the Texas building boom, construction workers face some of the deadliest conditions in the country. Building the American Dream follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. Repeats Fri 9/18, 9 p.m. on WETA World

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Latino Americans — Part 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Latino Americans - Part 1

Monday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. 

This Peabody Award-winning WETA production outlines a period from 1565-1880 as the first Spanish explorers entered North America, and the U.S. expanded into Southwestern territories. Repeats Tues 9/21, 7pm on WETA World

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Latino Americans — Part 2: Empire of Dreams

Empire of Dreams

Monday, September 20 at 3:00 p.m. 

Immigration from 1880 to the 1940s reshapes America as Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans build communities in South Florida, Los Angeles, and New York. Repeats Tues 9/21, 8pm on WETA World

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Latino Americans — Part 3: War and Peace

Latino Americans - Part 3

Monday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m.

World War II begins and Latino Americans serve their country by the hundreds of thousands, yet still struggle against discrimination and fight for civil rights at home. Repeats Mon, 9/28 7 p.m. on WETA World

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Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Latin Heritage

Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Latin Heritage

Monday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. 

Discover items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an appraisal of as much as $2.2 million, now the highest-valued item in the entire Roadshow archive.

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Latino Americans — Part 4: The New Latinos

Latino Americans — Part 4

Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. 

The end of World War II and the following decades through the 1960s bring swelling numbers of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, seeking economic opportunities in the United States.

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Latino Americans — Part 5: Prejudice and Pride

Latino Americans - Part 5

Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. 

The series explores the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better educational opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.

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Reel South: Fiesta! Quinceañera

Reel South: Fiesta! Quinceañera

Sunday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m. 

Fiestas are a major tradition for Latinx families, but some immigrants find it hard to retain their roots in a new community. Learn how three Latina girls work to create their own quinceañera in order to continue their family traditions. Repeats Tue 9/29, 9 p.m.; Sun 10/4, 6 p.m. on WETA World

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Independent Lens: Dolores

Independent Lens: Dolores

Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 p.m. 

The film chronicles the life of activist Dolores Huerta, who was an equal partner in founding the first farm worker union with Cesar Chavez. 

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P.O.V.: The Infiltrators

P.O.V.: The Infiltrators

Monday, October 5 at 10:00 p.m.

Follow the true story of two young immigrants who get purposefully arrested by Border Patrol and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center. The film follows Marco and Viri, members of a group of radical Dreamers, who are on a mission to stop deportations and believe the best way to do that via detention. Repeats Wed 10/7, 7:30 p.m. on WETA WORLD

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Hispanic Heritage Awards

Hispanic Heritage Awards

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m.  

Watch as some of the top Hispanic performers and celebrities take the stage to pay tribute to educators, innovators, community members, and others who work to inspire Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce. Repeats Fri 10/9, 8 p.m. on WETA World

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Latino Vote: Dispatches From The Battleground

Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, October 6 at 9:00 p.m.

As the country moves into a new election cycle, Latino voters are projected to be the largest voting-eligible ethnicity in the country. Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in this year’s election. Repeats Fri 10/9, 9 p.m. on WETA World

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Voces: Porvenir, Texas

Voces: Porvenir, Texas

Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Discover the forgotten true story of the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in a small border town of Porvenir, Texas. Featuring interviews from descendants of those killed, the film works to answer the question of what led to the events of that fateful night. Repeats Sun 10/4, 9 p.m. on WETA World

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