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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

Latino Americans serve their country during WWII but still face discrimination at home.

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

Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation

PROFILES

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

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

Latino Ballplayers Join the Major Leagues

Latino Ballplayers Join the Major Leagues

Roberto Clemente was a role model for Latinos in the United States.

Miguel Antonio Otero

Miguel Antonio Otero

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

‘New American Girls’- Kassandra
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‘New American Girls’- Kassandra

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

‘New American Girls’- Lorella
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‘New American Girls’- Lorella

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

Carmen Yulín Cruz
Breaking Big

Carmen Yulín Cruz

Track Cruz’ route from San Juan mayor to leader of post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

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.
Fiesta Latina

Fiesta Latina

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

Residente

Residente

Residente performs hits from his solo debut and his Calle 13 catalog.

Pedro E. Guerrero Photo Campaign

Pedro E. Guerrero Photo Campaign

Guerrero collaborated with three iconic artists of the 20th century. Who were they?

Children of Giant

Children of Giant

Explore the legacy of a Hollywood film that highlighted racial divides in the Southwest.

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.

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 ...

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...

American Graduate Shorts: Baby Mama High

American Graduate Shorts: Baby Mama High

A soft-spoken high school senior with two small daughters is forced to choose...

Immigrant High

Immigrant High

Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions ...

Skipping Up

Skipping Up

Follow a group of eighth graders in San Antonio as they finish a successful ...

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.

Little Man

Little Man

An animated spoken-word piece that tells Steven Rodriguez’s experiences.

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.

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