Latino Americans comes to PBS SoCaL

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LATINO AMERICANS is 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. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

Tune into PBS SoCaL September 17th at 8PM for the two-hour premiere. The series continues on PBS SoCaL on September 24th and October 1st and 8:00PM. Additional airings of Latino Americans can be found on PBS SoCaL PLUS and PBS SoCaL World.


As part of local community engagement around Latino Americans, PBS SoCaL and community leaders have been hosting screenings throughout the Southern California Region.  Our goal is to begin community conversations around the series and engage viewers in this inspiring and important new content. From a preview screening and panel discussion in Los Angeles to a screening of Episode 5, "Pride and Prejudice" at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, Latino Americans is making its way around SoCaL.


You can even share your personal story as part of the Latino Americans project, Mi Historia. This is a community video project where you can share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage or let us know about your role models. Visit Latino Americans and upload your own video describing what being Latino means to you.  Celebrate what is importance to you and how the history featured in Latino Americans shapes your life today.

For more information on this series and other local and national content centered on the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, explore the PBS SoCaL Hispanic Heritage page.