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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

American Masters, Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

American Masters, Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Friday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Sept., 14, at 8 p.m.

Enjoy a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54.

Told in his own voice through archival interviews and in the words of those who knew him best, the film traces Juliá’s personal and professional life while showcasing performances from his collaboration with Joseph Papp’s The Public Theater to his successful cinematic career.

Visit the AMERICAN MASTERS website.

   

 

VOCES

PBS’s signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase is the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience.

Visit the VOCES website.

 
VOCES, The Pushouts

The Pushouts

Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 p.m.
Repeats WeSunday, Sept. 22, at 3 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 p.m.

Winner of the 2018 Imagen Award for Best Documentary, “The Pushouts” is the inspiring story of Dr. Victor Rios, former gang member turned educator, who now helps struggling students stay in school.

The documentary is part of American Graduate, public media’s long-term commitment, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help young people succeed in school, career and life.

“I was in prison before I was even born.” So begins the story of Rios who, by age 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with three felony convictions. But when his best friend’s murder, a teacher’s quiet persistence and a mentor’s moral conviction converge, Rios is able to turn his life around.

   
VOCES, Adios Amor—The Search for Maria Moreno

Adios Amor—The Search for Maria Moreno

Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Sept. 29, at 3 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Friday, Sept., 27, at 10 p.m.

The discovery of lost photographs taken more than 50 years ago sparks the search for a hero who history forgot: Maria Moreno, a migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her 12 kids in the passionate pursuit of justice for farmworkers.

Haunted by a personal tragedy and blessed with a gift for oratory, Moreno rolled up her sleeves, collected signatures and electrified audiences. Elected to represent her fellow Mexican American, Filipino, Black and Okie farmworkers, she became the first female farmworker in America to be hired as a union organizer.

   
View our complete Hispanic Heritage Month schedule.
   
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