Hispanic Heritage Programming

Posted on Aug 28, 2020

This fall Austin PBS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage with programming celebrating Latinx people in the United States, airing insightful documentaries that discuss both the struggles and successes within this diverse community. Tune in to Austin PBS this September and October to watch these stories.

American Masters: Raul Julia Discover the life and career of Raul Julia, the charismatic, award-winning actor. Known for versatile roles on stage and screen, from Shakespearean plays to the The Addams Family, he helped pave the way for many Latino actors today.
Monday, September 7 at 9 p.m. and Friday, September 11 at 10:30 p.m. on Austin PBS

Voces: Children of Giant Explore the making of Giant and its powerful examination of Anglo/Mexican-American relations. In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant*. Now, 60 years later, *Children of Giant explores the film's still timely examination of racial prejudice.
Friday, September 11 at 9 p.m. and Monday, September 14 at 10:30 p.m. on Austin PBS

Building The American Dream Travel to Texas where immigrant construction workers are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. Across the Lone Star State, there is an unprecedented building boom, fueled by Latino laborers with little or no rights.
Tuesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. on Austin PBS

Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Latino Heritage Discover amazing items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an updated appraisal of as much as $2.2 million, now the highest-valued items in the entire Roadshow archive.
Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m. on Austin PBS

VOCES: Porvenir, Texas Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 men in this tiny border town. One-hundred years later, the film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that remain along the border a century later. Locally produced by Austin filmmakers Andrew Shapter (Director, 1966-2019) and Hector Galán (Executive Producer).
Monday, September 21 at 11 p.m. on Austin PBS

The Hispanic Heritage Awards The highest honor to be given to Hispanics by Hispanics in the United States, this awards ceremony celebrates excellence by Hispanic and Latinx people in the arts, business, philanthropy and more.
Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. on Austin PBS

Latino Vote: Dispatches From The Battleground For the first time, Latinos in 2020 will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate. But in past presidential elections, growing numbers of eligible voters haven't always translated into voters who cast ballots on election day. With Latino communities across the country disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19, how are organizers and campaigns working to get out the Latino vote — and what does it mean for November and beyond?
Tuesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. on Austin PBS