NEW PROGRAMS TO CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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NEW PROGRAMS TO CELEBRATE

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 14, 2015) – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS SoCal will premiere a slate of new programs and community events to commemorate the culture of Hispanic Americans. The new programs offer an in-depth look at the stories, music and issues that have impacted - and continue to influence - Latino history and culture.

The Hispanic Heritage Month programming will air Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and includes:

AMERICAN MASTERS “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey”

Friday, September 18 at 9 p.m.

Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. This feature is a special presentation of American Masters and Voces. Voces is presented by PBS SoCal.

The community is invited to an advanced screening of American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey on Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles. Visit PBSSoCal.org/events for details.

POV“Don’t Tell Anyone”

Monday, September 21 at 10 p.m.

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth – a community where silence is often viewed as necessary for survival. Angy steps out of the shadows to share her own experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

ON TWO FRONTS: LATINOS & VIETNAM

Tuesday, September 22 at 10 p.m.

Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protestor at home.

The community is invited to a “Welcome Home to Veterans & Family Day” on Saturday, September 19 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. This event will include resources for veterans, activities for kids, photo opportunities with PBS KIDS characters, entertainment, and an advanced screening of the upcoming film On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam. Visit PBSSoCal.org/events for details.

THE WOMEN’S LIST: AMERICAN MASTERS

Friday, September 25 at 9 p.m.

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Nia Wordlaw.

THE 30th ANNUAL IMAGEN AWARDS

Saturday, October 3 at 10 p.m.

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif., “The 30th Annual Imagen Awards” rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media and recognizes the achievements of Latino in the entertainment and communications industries.

Returning for a fifth season, is the PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL hosted by Grammy Award-winning international music superstar Gloria Estefan. The festival will launch on October 9 and include the following programs:

UNITY – THE LATIN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON

Friday, October 9 at 9 p.m.

World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The album and concert features 16 songs that inspired musicians from all over Latin America to come together to celebrate and reimagine hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.”

THE 28th ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS

Friday, October 9 at 10 p.m.

Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The program includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.

Presentations of past Hispanic Heritage-themed programs will also encore throughout the month. For more information about PBS SoCal’s line-up of programs and events for Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit http://www.pbssocal.org/arts-life/heritage/hispanic-heritage-month/.

 

About PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal is the only station providing the full PBS schedule to Southern California and is home to all PBS program premieres as they are released nationally. As Southern California’s flagship PBS station, PBS SoCal provides early education, access to a broad array of arts and culture, and programs for, about and by the people of Southern California.

PBS SoCal is the parent to three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCal/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCal Plus, and PBS SoCal World, which are dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California. PBS SoCal has offices in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa.  PBS SoCal is proudly our communities’ largest classroom, largest stage for the arts and a trusted source of information. Learn more at PBSSoCal.org.

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