Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m.
The Storm That Swept Mexico
The program tells the gripping story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. The revolution not only changed the course of Mexican history, transforming economic and political power within the nation, but also profoundly impacted the relationships between Mexico, the U.S. and the rest of the world. Leading the initial wave of 20th century worldwide political and social upheavals, the Mexican revolution was the first major revolution to be filmed. The Storm That Swept Mexico incorporates photographs and motion pictures from the earliest days of cinema. Much of this material has never been seen before by North American and international audiences.
Sunday, September 21 at 10:00 p.m.
Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness
While hate violence makes headlines, the positive actions of people across the country are creating a different story. They are part of a movement called Not In Our Town. This innovative program highlights communities working together to stop hate. Our videos and broadcasts highlight and celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs and responses. These stories have motivated many others to develop their own innovative initiatives which overpower the hateful actions and voices in their communities.
Sunday, September 21 at 11:00 p.m.
Mexico: The Royal Tour
He's traveled with the King of Jordan, the President of Peru, the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Jamaica. Now, Peter Greenberg joins Felipe Calderon, one of the most dynamic leaders of Latin America, for a history-making television special. Mexico: The Royal Tour is a groundbreaking special, produced and hosted by Peter Greenberg that will showcase Mexico in a way no visitor has ever seen the country before - through the eyes of its leader. In a personal tour led by President Calderon, Mexico: The Royal Tour goes beyond the headlines to journey deep inside Mexico and offer viewers access to extraordinary locations, landmarks and cultural experiences.
Monday, September 22 at 11:30 p.m.
Salud Sin Barreras
This half-hour documentary, hosted and narrated by ABC’s John Quinones, breaks down the health barriers that affect Latinos and provides insightful information from medical experts, national leaders and celebrities. The program explores the day-to-day reality of individuals who try to navigate the health-care system. It reveals the importance of preventive care, encourages personal life style changes and promotes taking an active role in family health care.
Friday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Great Performances - Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles
Bask in the beautiful voice of world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo with the LA Opera in this romantic new opera by composer Daniel Catán based on the Oscar-winning Italian film. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening’s presentation is in cooperation with PBS SoCal (Southern California).
Friday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m.
In Performance at the White House - Fiesta Latina
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina is a concert hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama on the South Lawn of the White House. The program celebrates Hispanic musical heritage and includes performances by Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Eva Longoria Parker, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, George Lopez, Thalía, Tito "El Bambino", the Bachata music group Aventura, and the Chicano rock band Los Lobos, with Sheila E. as the musical director. The sixty-minute program aired October 15, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.
Fridays, throughout September at 11:00 p.m.
¿Que Pasa, USA?
¿Qué Pasa, USA? is America's first bilingual situation comedy. The program explores the trials and tribulations faced by the Peña family of Miami as they struggle to cope with a new country and a new language. The series focuses on the identity crisis of the members of the family as they are pulled in one direction by their elders - who want to maintain Cuban values and traditions - and pulled in other directions by the pressures of living in a predominantly Anglo society. The series is bilingual, reflecting the mix of language often heard in Cuban-American neighborhoods - from Spanish in the home and English at the supermarket to the inevitable combining of both into "Spanglish."