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Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground

55m 39s

Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in the 2020 election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

Episodes

  • Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground

    55m 39s

    Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in the 2020 election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

Extras + Features

  • Teaser: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Teaser

    20s

    In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on Marfa, Texas to film Giant. Now, 60 years later, explore the film’s still timely examination of Anglo/Mexican-American relations.

  • Freedom Summer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Freedom Summer

    1m 15s

    Willie's brother Ralph talks about the time in 1964 when they feared Willie, on his way home from Washington D.C., got caught up in the violence of Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

  • Going Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Going Home

    1m 52s

    Maria’s daughters Elizabeth and Martha sing in a car and talk about their desire to “see this thing through.” They arrive at the County Clerk’s office in Karnes City, Texas and find their mother’s birth certificate.

  • Mi Familia Vota: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mi Familia Vota

    2m 52s

    Ahead of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, Mi Familia Vota works to register young voters in this key battleground state. Organizers go to high schools and supermarkets in the heart of the Latino community; engaging and educating this electorate with the hopes of a historic turnout for this young and growing demographic.

  • Trailer | The Pushouts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Pushouts

    30s

    Coming Soon to PBS: Meet Dr. Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member turned award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been pushed out of school for reasons beyond their control.

  • “Beautiful New World”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    “Beautiful New World”

    1m 11s

    “Que Bonito Es El Mundo Nuevo” were the last words Willie said to his brother before he died. Henry Cisneros explores its possible meaning.

  • Family Life Following the Crops: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Family Life Following the Crops

    48s

    Maria’s eldest son Abel talks about growing up working in the fields and following the crops all the way from southern California through Arizona, Colorado and Idaho. He describes how the whole family was involved in farm labor, and how his sisters and brothers were made fun of by the local kids for bringing burritos to school.

  • The Bernie Sanders Coalition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Bernie Sanders Coalition

    3m 35s

    Ahead of Super Tuesday, Chris Chu de León, Texas State director for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign, explains why the inclusive message of the Vermont Senator inspired a multicultural and young coalition of supporters. As volunteers prepare to launch a final bilingual canvassing effort before the primaries, we see how the campaign is trying to empower everyday people.

  • Trailer | Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice

    With his rallying cry of “SU VOTO ES SU VOZ," — your vote is your voice — Willie Velásquez started a grassroots movement that would change the nation’s political landscape and pave the way for the growing power of the Latino Vote.

  • Pushouts Not Dropouts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pushouts Not Dropouts

    2m 10s

    Coming Soon to PBS: Martin Flores directs YO! Watts, a program for 16–24 year-olds who did not finish high school. To solve the “dropout crisis,” Flores says we must first address a widespread misunderstanding: These students are not giving up on their education; they are being pushed out of school.

  • Trailer | El Poeta: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | El Poeta

    30s

    After his son’s murder in 2011, and with no end to the bloodshed in sight, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia called on the Mexican people to protest the government’s policies, bringing more than 100,000 people to the capital to demand that the government address the devastating impact of the militarized drug war.

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