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ROSIE’S RULES; GREAT PERFORMANCES “Roots of Latin Jazz”; LA OTRA MIRADA
Courtesy of Ruby Productions Inc & 9 Story Media Group; Jeff Katz; 2018 RTVE/BOOMERANG TV FICCIÓN

New Preschool Series ROSIE'S RULES from PBS KIDS, Primetime Spanish-Language Drama LA OTRA MIRADA, THE 35th HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, Musical Special DIA DE LOS MUERTOS and An Extensive Collection of Streaming Content Celebrate Hispanic Culture

 

ARLINGTON, VA; September 15, 2022 -- PBS will honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with new programs and specials, including the premiere of ROSIE’S RULES from PBS KIDS, THE 35th HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, Spanish-language drama LA OTRA MIRADA and the musical celebration DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. Additional new and encore titles will be available on PBS and stream on PBS.org and the PBS Video app throughout the duration of Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.

“PBS is committed to reflecting the rich and diverse stories of our country through our programming all year long” said Sylvia Bugg, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. “We are proud to have multiple premieres during Hispanic Heritage Month, including a primetime drama in Spanish, LA OTRA MIRADA, and the broadcast of the HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS for the 8th year on PBS platforms.”

“We’re excited to premiere the brand new series ROSIE’S RULES and new episodes of ALMA’S WAY during Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Sara DeWitt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS KIDS. “All children deserve to see themselves represented in stories that celebrate and reflect their lived experiences, and we hope families across the country are able to enjoy them together.”

Below is the schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 programming on PBS (check local listings, PBS.org and the PBS Video app) and PBS KIDS (streaming on PBSKIDS.org and check local listings).

LA OTRA MIRADA*NEW*

Thursdays, September 15–December 8, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET 

This new dramatic series is the story of Teresa, a woman with a mysterious past who flees to 1920s Seville. Everything changes at the city's academy for young girls when Teresa, posing as a teacher, arrives with a secret goal of her own. With her progressive ideas and new mentality, Teresa encounters opposition from colleagues and demotivated students who have never learned to think and fend for themselves. 

35th HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS*NEW*

Friday, September 30, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Celebrate the recipients of the 35th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards with performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries. This historic program, created by the White House to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. This year's honorees include Los Lobos, Ariana DeBose, Daddy Yankee, Victoria Alonso, Olga Custodio, Alejandro Velez, Nikhil Arora and more.

PBS KIDS ROSIE'S RULES*NEW*

Streaming free Monday, October 3 

Starring 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a bilingual Mexican American girl from suburban Texas who is just beginning to learn about how the great, big, fascinating world around her works. Featuring an engaging social studies curriculum, a dynamic cast of characters, catchy music and hilarious stories, the new series aims to show kids ages 3-6 how they, as individuals, fit into their own community, as well as broader society.

PBS KIDS ALMA'S WAY

New Episodes Streaming Free Monday - Thursday, October 10-13

The engaging modern-day series stars 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother, Junior, as well as a diverse group of close-knit and loving friends, family and community members. ALMA’S WAY gives children ages 4-6 the power to find their own answers to their problems, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS  *NEW* 

Friday, October 28, 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET

Taped before a live audience in the “underworld” of The Caverns subterranean amphitheater, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is a musical celebration of this much anticipated and highly celebrated fiesta by people of Mexican heritage everywhere. Special guests include Latino rock greats, Los Lobos, and the salsa-rap-reggae-funk group Ozomatli — both Los Angeles-based — as well as the all-female mariachi band Flor de Tolache from New York City. Between performances, short vignettes explore the traditions deeply rooted in this holiday and the meaning, origins and significance of these two important days on the Latinx calendar. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is a cultural celebration — a high energy, eye-catching offering to lift up a wonderful, ancient tradition. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is a Todd Jarrell Production in association with PBS and Latino Public Broadcasting.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Roots of Latin Jazz” (Encore)

Friday, September 30, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Produced by two-time Latin Grammy-winning producer Tony Succar, GREAT PERFORMANCES “Roots of Latin Jazz” reveals the unity between jazz music and Latin culture. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, such as “Eye of the Hurricane” by Herbie Hancock and “Mas que Nada” by Jorge Ben, the film features Grammy-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the U.S., Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.

FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Forgotten Journeys” (Encore)

Tuesday, October 18, 8:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace the paths of their ancestors, uncovering crucial pieces of their own identities that were lost on the journey to America.

 

STREAMING 

RELISH “Tamales” 

RELISH shares stories of cultural heritage in Twin Cities communities through the universal language of food. In each episode, host Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen takes viewers inside the home kitchens of local chefs as they serve up an ingredient or dish that has personal and cultural meaning to them. In this episode, Chef Gustavo Romero takes you from start-to-finish with tamales, from grinding the corn to steaming the tamales. Chef Romero uses heirloom varieties of corn to preserve Mexico's heritage and food culture.

LATINOS ARE ESSENTIAL

LATINOS ARE ESSENTIAL is a collection of unique and insightful short portraits and stories about Latinos who are serving as essential workers in a wide variety of jobs and/or services across the United States, even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact Latino and other communities of color.

ORIGIN OF EVERYTHING “Why Do We Say Latino?”

ORIGIN OF EVERYTHING is a show about under-told history and culture hosted by history nerd Danielle Bainbridge, Ph.D., that challenges our everyday assumptions. This episode dives into the origin of the word “Latino.” The first thing to pop into your mind when you hear "Latino" is probably people from Latin America — places like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. But where exactly did the history of that word come from, and has it always meant Central America and South America as well as the Caribbean? Danielle traces the origin of the term "Latino" and the debates that still surround it as well as the term "Hispanic" and "Latinx."

PBS SHORT DOCS “Folk Frontera”

Far West Texas is a place where local folklore looms as large as the landscape. Two fronteriza women — one a public radio music show host, the other a Mariachi and folklórico dancer — live in two cultures at the same time, struggling to find their place in the vast Chihuahuan Desert. Touches of magical realism infuse this portrait of life along the U.S.- Mexico border.

SOUND FIELD “Bachata: Why You're Hearing This Dominican Rhythm Everywhere”

SOUND FIELD is a music education series that explores the music theory, production, history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles. Hosted by accomplished musicians and music teachers, each episode is a unique combination of musical performance and video essay explainers. This episode visits the Mexican American band La Santa Cecilia to learn how they mix Latin genres with pop and rock. They told host Nahre Sol about a Latin American music genre called Bachata that provides the rhythm for their new single “Winning.” Bachata was first recorded in 1960s Dominican Republic, but, thanks to newer acts like Romeo Santos and Aventura, it has blown up internationally. Join Nahre in learning about this distinctly Latin rhythm as she attempts to create her own Bachata fusion song.

SOUND FIELD “Understanding Bomba: Puerto Rican Music of Resistance”

Bomba is an ancient genre of resistance music from Puerto Rico created by enslaved people on the island over 400 years ago. Recently, Bomba music has been a staple of Black Lives Matter protests. Together, SOUND FIELD hosts Linda Diaz and Arthur “LA” Buckner break down the musical and cultural elements that make Bomba, Bomba. Ivelisse Diaz of Bomba con Buya teaches Linda about Bomba singing, and LA learns Bomba drum rhythms.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen and Queer Activist”

Out and Latino, Sarria, a legend of the San Francisco drag scene, dedicated his life to fight for queer rights. He even ran as the country's first known openly gay candidate for public office. An international drag charity that Sarria helped found continues his legacy with legendary drag galas.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Lights, Camera, Acción”

Discover the candid perspectives of Latino actors, writers, producers, directors and showrunners across generations as they dissect the ever-evolving issue of Latino representation in Hollywood. Featuring Edward James Olmos, John Leguizamo, Xolo Maridueña ("Cobra Kai"), Julissa Calderon ("Gentefied"), Peter Murrieta ("Mr. Iglesias"), Marvin Lemus ("Gentefied") and more.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage”

Explore 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 at age 54.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near”

Filmmaker Ray Santisteban highlights the art of Vincent Valdez, the San Antonio, Texas-born artist who emphasizes themes of social justice, memory and ignored or under-examined historical narratives in his work.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Celebrating Latino Heritage”

Discover amazing items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an updated appraisal of $1,200,000-$2,200,000, now the highest-valued item in the entire ROADSHOW archive.

ART21 “Mexico City”

ART21 produces features focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world. Intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work and watch their process as they transform inspiration into art. In this episode, artists exit their homes and studios to use the growing megalopolis as their canvas. The artists present everyday materials as artworks, mine recognizable images for their poetic potential and take their art to the streets. Featuring artists Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega and Pedro Reyes.

FRONTLINE “Blackout in Puerto Rico”

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

IF CITIES COULD DANCE “San Francisco's Dance Crew Blends Tap and Mexican Footwork”

La Mezcla dance company, founded and led by Vanessa Sanchez, uses dance and song to tell stories of Chicana history, culture and resistance. Blending tap dance and son jarocho zapateado (traditional footwork from Veracruz, Mexico), Sanchez describes this unique dance style as “zapatap.” Watch these dancers perform dynamic choreography in front of iconic Mission District murals and landmarks.

LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH

Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine.

LATINO AMERICANS

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.

PBS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “Luciela”

The PBS Short Film Festival elevates the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers from across the country. Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of films celebrating love, acceptance, family, strength, equality, friendship, loyalty and more have been presented under the festival’s banner. The 2022 festival features “Stories that Stick,” highlighting the impact of powerful storytelling. “Luciela” is about a fiercely independent Latina who is determined to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang.

POV “Muxes”

In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into males and females.

REEL SOUTH “Comida Pa' Los Pobres (Food for the Poor)”

“Comida Pa' Los Pobres” follows Giovanni, a young Puerto Rican activist, as he confronts the island’s persistent crisis of food insecurity. Motivated by his childhood struggle with hunger, he seeks to inspire his fellow citizens to join a movement of solidarity-oriented work by feeding families and college students through mutual aid efforts — all while facing challenges from local authorities.

REEL SOUTH “¡Fiesta! Quinceañera”

Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there’s always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist host their own quinceañera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “Dolores Huerta”

Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. In this episode, she talks about her life's work and her ongoing activism.

WONDERS OF MEXICO

Travel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover amazing wildlife and culture.

More Hispanic Heritage Month streaming information can be found on PBS.org.

Additional programs are available via PBS Passport including AMERICAN MASTERS "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It,"  GREAT PERFORMANCES "Gloria Estefan Sangre Yoruba," IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL "Hecho en Mexico," INDEPENDENT LENS "Dolores," THE LATINO EXPERIENCE and more. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

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Lubna Abuulbah, PBS KIDS, labuulbah@pbs.org 

Cara White and Mary Lugo, CaraMar, Inc., Cara.white@mac.comlugo@negia.net