Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this collection of groundbreaking documentaries and insightful profiles, highlighting the stories, people, music and issues that explore Latinos in America.

The Latino Americans

Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Explores the period from 1565-1880.

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants.

Episode 3: War and Peace

Episode 3: War and Peace

Service during the war allows Latinos to make unprecedented gains in civil rights.

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity.

Episode 6: Peril and Promise

Episode 6: Peril and Promise

From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami.

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Digital Feature | Pedro E. Guerrero Photo Gallery

Digital Feature | Pedro E. Guerrero Photo Gallery

Flip through insightful portraits from one of the most sought-after photographers of the “Mad Men” era.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan discusses her Cuban heritage and how it is an influence on her music.

Irma
PBS Indies

Irma

An intimate look the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.

Ruben Salazar
Ruben Salazar: Man in the M...

Ruben Salazar

Examine the life and death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar.

Miguel Antonio Otero
Latino Americans

Miguel Antonio Otero

Otero was appointed Governor of the territory of New Mexico by Pres. McKinley.

Latina Trailblazers
Latinos in 60 Seconds

Latina Trailblazers

Watch a short biography of the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.

Roberto Clemente
American Experience

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian.

Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America

Professor Gates introduces viewers to descendants of Africans in Latin-American countries.

Extended Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Extended Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sotomayor: "Every day we live our life, we make a choice."

‘New American Girls’- Kassandra
PBS

‘New American Girls’- Kassandra

Despite being undocumented, Kassandra was the first in her family to graduate high school.

‘New American Girls’- Lorella
PBS

‘New American Girls’- Lorella

Inspired by other DREAMers, Lorella forms a student group trying to change tuition law.

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Latin Music USA 

From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots.
Hour 1: Bridges

Hour 1: Bridges

Starting in the USA with Latin Jazz & Mambo madness, Latin sounds spread to R&B and Rock.

Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution

Hour 2: The Salsa Revolution

Born in the barrios of New York, Salsa's sound and style conquered the Latin music world.

Hour 3: The Chicano Wave

Hour 3: The Chicano Wave

Mexican-Americans have always been part of the USA, and their music tells a unique story.

Hour 4: Divas & Superstars

Hour 4: Divas & Superstars

In the 1990s, Latin Pop dominated the music world. Now Reggaeton rules the dance floor.

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"La Lengua" Live Performance
PBS Arts: Havana, Havana!

"La Lengua" Live Performance

Enjoy this web-only clip of Descemer Bueno performing "La Lengua" in Havana, Cuba.

Carnaval Live Performance
PBS Arts: Havana, Havana!

Carnaval Live Performance

A web-exclusive song from the concert featured in the PBS Arts documentary Havana, Havana!

Fiesta Latina

Fiesta Latina

The President and First Lady host a celebration of Latin music.

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo performs on Austin City Limit.

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America by the Numbers

America by the Numbers

"The New Mad Men" explores how the target consumer is now multicultural.

Lost in Detention

Lost in Detention

FRONTLINE investigates the Obama administration's get-tough immigration policy.

Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations

Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations

A young girl crosses the border everyday to attend school in Arizona.

The State of Arizona

The State of Arizona

Explore the complex realities behind illegal immigration in Arizona.

Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

PBS NewsHour covers the immigration debate.

American Graduate Short Films

These five short films are part of a public media initiative supported by Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. They collectively showcase a diverse array of determined Latino adolescents, from Oakland to Detroit, New York to San Antonio, who have all struggled to overcome challenges — gang violence, drugs, poverty, young motherhood, and language barriers — as they keep their eyes on the prize: a high school diploma

Can't Hold Me Back

Can't Hold Me Back

Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma.

I Really Want to Make It

I Really Want to Make It

Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles.

Baby Mama High

Baby Mama High

It’s the last few weeks of high school for Yessenia, a soft-spoken senior with two small daughters and a boyfriend who’d rather she stay at home than go to school.

Immigrant High

Immigrant High

Immigrant teens find face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with.

Skipping Up

Skipping Up

Follow a group of Texas eighth graders in the Middle School Partners Program, a successful dropout-prevention project that helps students who were previously behind catch up qui...

From Latino Public Broadcasting

Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. For more, visit lpbp.org.

Street Knowledge 2 College

Street Knowledge 2 College

Explore the lives of students at a unique Los Angeles high school.

El Doctor (The Doctor)

El Doctor (The Doctor)

Worlds collide when an Arizona family hires an undocumented day laborer.

El Reloj (The Watch)

El Reloj (The Watch)

El Reloj shows a day in the life of a Zapotec grandfather and his granddaughter.

Sin País: Film Update

Sin País: Film Update

What happened after cameras stopped rolling for Sin País.

StoryCorps in partnership with POV

Since 2003, StoryCorps has provided people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives.  Enjoy a colleciton of inspiring stories in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more, visit StoryCorps Shorts

Making It

Making It

Noe Rueda tells Alex Fernandez about launching his first business venture.

The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

The daughter of immigrants reminisces with her mother.

Facundo the Great

Facundo the Great

The new kid at school becomes a hero when teachers can't find a way to anglicize his name.

To R.P. Salazar, with Love

To R.P. Salazar, with Love

A love story that starts with a simple typo.

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