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KLRN Hispanic Heritage Month

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SEPT. 6 | 8PM | VOCES ON PBS “CHILDREN OF GIANT” In the summer of 1955, Hollywood descended on the dusty West Texas town of Marfa as production began on the highly anticipated movie Giant. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, the film was a different kind of western and one of the first to explore the racial divide between Anglos and Mexican Americans in the Southwest.
SEPT. 6 & 11 | 9:30PM & 8PM| AMERICAN MASTERS | RAUL JULIA 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 25 years ago, at age 54.
SEPT. 15 | 9PM | BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. Grieving their son, a Mexican family campaigns for a life-and-death safety ordinance. A Salvadorian electrician couple owed thousands in back pay fights for their children’s future. A bereaved son battles to protect others from his family's preventable tragedy.
SEPT. 16 | 10PM | VOCES ON PBS “THE PUSHOUTS” Meet Dr. Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member turned award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been pushed out of school for reasons beyond their control.
SEPT. 18 | 8PM | GREAT PERFORMANCES | IN THE HEIGHTS: CHASING BROADWAY DREAMS In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams chronicles the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of In the Heights in the months leading up to its 2008 opening night.
SEPT. 18 | 9PM | INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY FROM CUBA 2018 More than two dozen world-renowned artists assemble for an extraordinary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert in Melbourne, Australia. Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Kurt Elling and many more join forces to celebrate jazz for peace.
SEPT. 21 & 27 | 7PM & 6PM | 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.
SEPT. 7 | 8PM | WILLIE VELASQUEZ: YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE With his rallying cry of “SU VOTO ES SU VOZ," — your vote is your voice — Willie Velásquez started a grassroots movement that would change the nation’s political landscape and pave the way for the growing power of the Latino Vote.
SEPT. 23 | 10PM | VOCES ON PBS “ADIOS AMOR- THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO” See how the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot: Maria Moreno, an eloquent migrant mother of 12 who became an outspoken leader for farmworker rights. Her legacy was buried – until now.
SEPT. 25 | 8PM | RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE This documentary examines the life and death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is his transformation from a mainstream, establishment Los Angeles Times reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became a martyr to the Latino community.
SEPT. 25 | 9PM | POV “BRIMSTONE & GLORY” The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. Conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents that work in pyrotechnics, the celebration anchors their way of life. Plunging headlong into the fire, Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec and celebrates celebration itself.
OCT. 2 | 8PM| POV “AMERICA” Life’s easy for Diego, who works in a surf shop and performs on the boardwalk for tourists. Yet when his grandmother América injures herself, and his father— América's sole caretaker—is imprisoned for negligence, Diego returns to his hometown of Colima, Mexico, to care for her with his brothers Rodrigo and Bruno.