PBS SOCAL CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15, 2012
PBS SoCaL will showcase a lineup of programming that entertains and explores the culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 – Oct 15. With subjects ranging from mariachi music to masked wrestlers, from visionary architects to poets, these special programs provide fascinating insights into the lives of generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation and society. Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.
Hispanic Heritage Month on PBS SoCaL includes the following shows:
• Globe Trekker kicks off the celebration with a food hour in Brazil on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.
• Richard Bangs Adventures with a Purpose Costa Rica Quest for Pura Vida airs Sunday, September 23, at 7 p.m. and explores the ecological nexus of North and South America, in the country of Costa Rica.
• Mexico: The Royal Tour airs Thursday, September 27, 10 p.m. with Emmy Award®- winning CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg, who takes a journey deep into Mexico showcasing the country through the eyes of its former President Felipe Calderón.
• Voces on PBS, a showcase of outstanding documentaries that celebrate the rich diversity of Latino life; premieres Fridays, September 28-October 19 at 10:00 p.m.
• Latin Music USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots, and premieres Saturday, September 29, at 9 p.m.
• 2012 Imagen Awards, an awards ceremony that aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, Sunday, September 30, at 5 p.m.
• POV’s El Velador, a film about a security guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords; premieres on Sunday, September 30, 10:00 p.m.
• Mariachi High is an inspiring year in the life of a group of high school students who have devoted heart and soul to their music; airs Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m.
• Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness takes a look at the residents of a Long Island town who take action after a local immigrant is killed in an attack by seven teenagers; airs Sunday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.
• Globe Trekker guides viewers through Madrid City Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m.
* All shows listed above are Pacific Standard Time
About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California’s PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.