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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Learn more about the diverse cultures and experiences of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Explore a special collection of stories that highlight their voices and contributions.

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Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

53:37
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Rating: NR

Explores the period from 1565-1880.

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

55:46
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Rating: NR

Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants

Episode 3: War and Peace

55:16
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Rating: NR

Latino Americans serve their country during WWII but still face discrimination at home.

Episode 4: The New Latinos

55:44
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Rating: NR

Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride Trailer

3:23
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Rating: NR

In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans build a new "Chicano" identity

Episode 6: Peril and Promise

55:06
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Rating: NR

Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation

PROFILES

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan discusses her Cuban heritage and how it is an influence on her music.

Latino Ballplayers Join the Major Leagues

1:33
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Rating: NR

Roberto Clemente was a role model for Latinos in the United States.

Miguel Antonio Otero

5:20
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Rating: NR

Otero was appointed Governor of the territory of New Mexico by Pres. McKinley

New American Girls’- Kassandra

5:03
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Rating: NR

Despite being undocumented, Kassandra was the first in her family to graduate high school.

New American Girls’- Lorella

6:24
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Rating: NR

Inspired by other DREAMers, Lorella forms a student group trying to change tuition law.

Carmen Yulín Cruz

0:30
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Rating: TV-PG

Track Cruz’ route from San Juan mayor to leader of post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

Latin Music USA

These five short films are part of a public media initiative supported by Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. They collectively showcase a diverse array of determined Latino adolescents, from Oakland to Detroit, New York to San Antonio, who have all struggled to overcome challenges — gang violence, drugs, poverty, young motherhood, and language barriers — as they keep their eyes on the prize: a high school diploma

Fiesta Latina

56:48
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Rating: TV-G

The President and First Lady host a celebration of Latin music

Watch Residente on Austin City Limits

Join a musical world tour with Puerto Rican superstar Residente as he presents songs from his globe-spanning solo debut and hits from his Calle 13 catalog.

Pedro E. Guerrero Photo Campaign

0:30
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Rating: NR

Share your photos of architecture, design and sculpture with #PedroPBS on Instagram.

Children of Giant

1:24:55
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Expires: 2020-10-05
Rating: TV-PG

Explore the legacy of a Hollywood film that highlighted racial divides in the Southwest.

America by the Numbers

25:53
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Rating: NR

"The New Mad Men" explores how the target consumer is now multicultural.

Lost in Detention

53:40
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Rating: NR

FRONTLINE investigates the Obama administration's get-tough immigration policy.

American Graduate Short Films

From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots.

Can't Hold Me Back

17:43
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

I Really Want to Make It

15:16
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

Baby Mama High

21:18
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Expires: 2023-03-01
Rating: NR

American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Short

From Latino Public Broadcasting

Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. For more, visit lpbp.org.

Ode to Pablo

12:12
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Expires: 2021-07-15

Challenged to a basketball game, a deaf, queer Latino boy connects with another player.

The Hummingbirds

10:16
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To save his terminally-ill superhero father, a young son must find the hero within.

Through the Wall | Latino Public Broadcasting

6:21
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Expires: 2022-04-11

Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border fence.