Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Austin PBS

Posted on Sep 9, 2022

Join Austin PBS as we celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latin American communities in a series of broadcast programming honoring Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15. Check out our schedule for complete day-to-day programming.

Thursday, September 15

7 p.m. Overheard with Evan Smith: Alejandro Escovedo, Rock Musician

Alejandro Escovedo is a Mexican-American rock musician who talks with Evan about his decades long career and his latest album "The Crossing" that tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams.

Friday, September 16

9 p.m. Mariposas Del Campo

Indigenous teenagers from Mexico strive to change their families' destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Through a stormy year of sanctioned racism and anti immigrant policies, their journeys are captured with help from their own videos as they navigate cultural identity, parental expectations, economic challenges, and the justice needs of their migrant farmworker community.

Saturday, September 17

1 p.m. Pati’s Mexican Table

Pati will explore the region of Nuevo León, and introduce viewers to the flavors, the food, the people and the stories that make this northeastern border state the special and creative place that it is.

7 - 10 p.m. The Latino Experience

Explore a broad collection of experiences, perspectives and points of view through a variety of short films that highlight the diversity of the Latino/a/x community and illuminate the vibrancy of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. (Austin PBS WORLD 18.3)

Friday, September 23

7:30 p.m. The Cheech

Through the palette of the Los Tejanos Art Exhibit, The Cheech explores Cheech Marin's lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement,and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry. With original score by Grammy Nominated musician El Dusty, The Cheech takes a fascinating look at a national icon's love affair with art, and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity.

Saturday, September 24

5 p.m. Migrant Kitchen, Puerto Rico: Food Sovereignty

In Puerto Rico, chefs like Jose Enrique work with farmers and their communities to rescue a vibrant culture from a history of colonialism and agricultural oppression, all while creating opportunities for a more independent and self-sufficient future.

Sunday, September 25

11:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas

Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas is a groundbreaking travelogue that captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture. Each 30-minute episode celebrates the dynamic richness and diversity of people of African descent throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. Beginning in Costa Rica, Fusion introduces audiences to the Afro-Costa Ricans who are leaving an indelible impact on Latin American culture.

10 p.m. La Otra Mirada

The series begins in 1920s Seville, where Teresa, a woman with a mysterious past, flees to a young ladies’ finishing school. Every Sunday at 10 p.m.

Friday, September 30

8 p.m. 35th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Celebrate the recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Awards with appearances by artists and visionaries.

Monday, October 3

10:30 p.m. Esta Es Mi Casa - This Is My Home

Starting in the 1930s and continuing for decades, farmers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota depended on Hispanic field workers-laborers from Texas and Mexico. Now, one and two generations later, this community has contributed its own cultural stamp to the region's art, cuisine, diversity, and economy.

Monday, October 10

10 p.m. Building The American Dream

Travel to Texas, where immigrant construction workers are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation.

Friday, October 14

9 p.m. American Masters, Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.