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Hispanic Heritage Month on KLRN
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From September 15 to October 15, KLRN celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a lineup of featured programming that highlights the rich culture, diversity, and historical contributions of the Hispanic community in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and beyond. 

Watch with us through September and October – on-air on channel 9.1 or stream online at klrn.org/live or via the PBS app.

Hispanic Heritage Month on KLRN is generously supported by Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), Bank of America, and Union Pacific

 
FINDING YOUR ROOTS: THE NEW WORLD

Sept. 21 | 1:30PM | FINDING YOUR ROOTS: THE NEW WORLD
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa who thrived in North America long before the birth of the United States.

 
 ¡SALUD!

Sept. 22 | 7:30PM | ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

Sept. 22 | 10PM | LA OTRA MIRADA: A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
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Rumors about Teresa are beginning to spread as she resembles the suspect in the murder of the Spanish ambassador in Lisbon. Meanwhile, the academy is involved in a crisis forcing Manuela and Luisa to compete for the principal position.

 
NOVA: CUBA'S CANCER HOPE

Sept. 23 | 2PM | NOVA: CUBA'S CANCER HOPE
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When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists developed their own biotech industry - and promising lung cancer vaccines. Can they now team up with U.S. partners to make the treatments available to all? unprecedented move, Cuban researchers are working with U.S. partners to make the medicines more widely available.

 
FIRST PEOPLES: AMERICAS

Sept. 23 | 3PM | FIRST PEOPLES: AMERICAS, PART 1
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See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant.

Sept. 23 | 10:30PM | RUDOLFO ANAYA: THE MAGIC OF WORDS

Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic Of Words,” is a vital reference to the authentic culture of Hispanic New Mexico. And while the wellspring of Anaya’s stories is New Mexico, his insight is invaluable to understand the quest by all Hispanic Americans for cultural identity, recognition and respect.

Sept. 24 | 3:30PM | PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: SISTERS, STEW, AND SASS
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Don't complain, don't ask for the bathroom, and definitely don't ask for salt. On the river Ramos, two sisters - who didn't ask for your opinion - have taken a shack that serves one dish, traditional cortadillo stew, and made it into a must-visit restaurant. Just watch out for their parrot, he bites. 

Sept. 24 | 6PM | RICK STEVES' ANDALUCIA: SOUTHERN SPAIN
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RICK STEVES SPECIAL: ANDALUCIA: THE BEST OF SOUTHERN SPAIN weaves the region's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders into an hour-long special. The special includes the major cites of Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada; flamenco, sherry, and horses; dramatic white-washed hill towns; and fun in the Costa del Sol sun - plus a dash of Britain in Gibraltar.

Sept. 25 | 5:30PM | ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

 
TRULY TEXAS MEXICAN

Sept. 26 | 9PM | TRULY TEXAS MEXICAN
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Over time and during conquest, Texas Mexican food (not TexMex) sustained Native American memory and identity. Cooking foods like nopalitos, deer, mesquite and tortillas, indigenous women led the resistance against colonization. Women chefs, artists and community leaders in Corpus Christi, Brownsville and Harlingen share intimate food experiences that shape who they are today, facing a history of discrimination, dispossession and violence.

 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Sept. 27 | 8PM | AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ROBERTO CLEMENTE
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Baseball great Roberto Clemente's talent and inimitable style drew legions of fans, but as this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production reveals, he was more than an exceptional baseball player. He was also a committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination and worked for social justice.

 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ZOOT SUITE RIOTS

Sept. 27 | 9PM | AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ZOOT SUITE RIOTS
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In August 1942, the murder of a young Mexican-American man ignited a firestorm in the City of the Angels. In no time at all, ethnic and racial tensions that had been building up over the years boiled over.

Sept. 27 | 10PM | VOCES ON PBS: PORVENIR, TEXAS
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Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town. The film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that still remain along the border a century later.

 
LATINO AMERICANS: FOREIGNER'S IN THEIR OWN LAND

Sept. 28 | 3PM | LATINO AMERICANS: FOREIGNER'S IN THEIR OWN LAND, PART 1
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Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S west into the Mexican territories of the South West. Mariano Vallejo personifies the era of the Californio rancheros. Juan Seguín is a man caught between two worlds. Through the Mexican American War, the U.S. takes a full half of Mexico’s territory by 1848.

Sept. 28 | 4PM | LATINO AMERICANS: EMPIRE DREAMS, PART 2
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See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration starting in 1880 and continuing into the 1940s: Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.

 
WONDERS OF MEXICO: MOUNTAIN WORLDS, PART 2

Sept. 28 | 10PM | WONDERS OF MEXICO: MOUNTAIN WORLDS, PART 2
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Mountains dominate Mexico, shaping life and culture in this diverse land. Travel south to discover black bears, fiery volcanoes, exquisite birds and millions of monarch butterflies.

Sept. 29 | 3PM | WONDERS OF MEXICO: FORESTS OF THE MAYA, PART 1
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Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, home to the Maya, is a forest rich in wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars and vibrant tropical birds. Here lies a secret underworld which holds the key to life.

Sept. 29 | 4PM | WONDERS OF MEXICO: MOUNTAIN WORLDS, PART 2
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Mountains dominate Mexico, shaping life and culture in this diverse land. Travel south to discover black bears, fiery volcanoes, exquisite birds and millions of monarch butterflies.

Sept. 29 | 7PM | ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

Sept. 29 | 10PM | LA OTRA MIRADA: PORTRAITS IN PASTEL TONES
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Angela goes with her family to take a portrait and meets Paula, an artist who awakens unknown feelings in her. Teresa meets an old acquaintance from Lisbon. Though her punishment is lifted, Roberta does not want to attend the Autumn Ball.

 
35TH HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS

Sept. 30 | 8PM | 35TH HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS
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Celebrate the recipients of the 35th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month includes performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.

 
GREAT PERFORMANCES: ROOTS OF LATIZ JAZZ

Sept. 30 | 9PM | GREAT PERFORMANCES: ROOTS OF LATIN JAZZ
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Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with the Raices Jazz Orchestra and performances by GRAMMY-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi. Hosted by Sheila E.

Oct. 1 | 11:30AM | SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS: FROM THE LATIN CHICKEN

Sara tours Latin America in the kitchen when she collaborates with two amazing cooks.Chef Letitia Moreinos Schwartz shows Sara some of the unique flavors of her native Brazil and shops for ingredients at a specialty market. Back in the kitchen, they put a Brazilian twist on Salt Cod, or bacalhau. Later, a superfan joins Sara to make an essential dish of her native Puerto Rico – Arroz con Gandules.

Oct. 1 | 3:30PM | PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: THE WORLD CUP OF TACOS

Much like the deep and bitter divide of Salsa Roja vs Salsa Verde, the state of Nuevo Leon is divided between two pro soccer teams: Los Tigres and Los Rayados. Pati tries the food at each stadium with stars from each team to be the judge on who wins in the battle of tortas and tacos.

 
WEEKEND IN HAVANA

Oct. 1 | 6PM | WEEKEND IN HAVANA
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Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans.

Oct. 2 | 1:30PM | ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

Oct. 2 | 3PM | AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Baseball great Roberto Clemente's talent and inimitable style drew legions of fans, but as this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production reveals, he was more than an exceptional baseball player. He was also a committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination and worked for social justice.

Oct. 2 | 4PM | MAJOR LEAGUE CUBAN BASEBALL
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MAJOR LEAGUE CUBAN BASEBALL traces the experiences of Cubans at the most accomplished levels of America's national pastime - baseball - and explores their deep cultural and emotional connection to the game.

Oct. 3 | 9PM | LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH: MILES FROM NOWHERE
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Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich, travels from El Paso and Juarez to Big Bend National Park. She discovers the people, places, and food -- from burritos to middle eastern cuisine, that make this region unique.

 
POV: THE LAST OUT

Oct. 3 | 10PM | POV: THE LAST OUT
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Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the United States. At the shadowy nexus of the migrant trail and pro sports, The Last Out chronicles their difficult journey, from multi-step immigration obstacles and learning English to the broken promises and dubious motives of agents.

Oct. 5 | 3PM | POV: LATINO AMERICANS: WAR AND PEACE, PART 3
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Moves into the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.

Oct. 5 | 4PM | POV: LATINO AMERICANS: THE NEW LATINOS, PART 4
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Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

Oct. 5 | 10PM | WONDERS OF MEXICO: BURNING NORTH, PART 3
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A journey across Northern Mexico reveals a desert rich in life. From prairie dogs fighting snakes, bats hunting scorpions and tiny owls living in giant cacti, its animals have found clever ways to survive against the odds.

Oct. 6 | 3PM | WONDERS OF MEXICO: BURNING NORTH, PART 3
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A journey across Northern Mexico reveals a desert rich in life. From prairie dogs fighting snakes, bats hunting scorpions and tiny owls living in giant cacti, its animals have found clever ways to survive against the odds.

Oct. 6 | 7PM | ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

Oct. 6 | 10PM | LA OTRA MIRADA: RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Teachers discover that students are receiving erotic literature. Luisa starts teaching sex-ed and accepts help from Teresa. Meanwhile, Roberta receives a mysterious letter.

Oct. 7 | 8PM | EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG
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Enjoy an all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with performances by Gloria Estefan, as well as Jose Feliciano, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Emily Estefan, and original cast members of “On Your Feet!”, and a special presentation by Quincy Jones — with Rita Moreno and Andy Garcia as hosts.

Oct. 8 | 3:30PM | PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: MAESTROS DEL PAN
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The man who literally wrote the book on Mexican bread, Irving Quiroz, brings Pati into his workshop in Monterrey to teach her how to make traditional campechanas and rich conos de crema. 

Oct. 8 | 6PM | LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH: MILES FROM NOWHERE

Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich travels from El Paso and Juarez to Big Bend National Park. She discovers the people, places and food -- from burritos to Middle Eastern cuisine -- that make this region unique.

Oct. 9 | 1:30PM | ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

Oct. 10 | 9PM | LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH: FROM DOS LAREDOS TO MARS

Chef Pati Jinich travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme connecting everything in the Laredos and throughout La Frontera.

Oct. 12 | 3PM | LATINO AMERICANS: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, PART 5
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In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity.

Oct. 12 | 4PM | LATINO AMERICANS: PERIL AND PROMISE, PART 6
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From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami . The same decade sees the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans).

Oct. 13 | 7:30PM |  ¡SALUD!

Hosted by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¡Salud! highlights Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio.

Oct. 13 | 7:30PM | LA OTRA MIRADA: THE LIFE I WANT TO LIVE

A photo of Roberta causes rifts between her classmates. Macarena attacks another student, leading to severe consequences. Teresa questions Roberta about what happened between her and Rafita at the party on the farm.

Oct. 15 | 3:30PM | PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: THE MAGIC OF PILLONCILLO

The Garza family invites Pati to a once-a-year tradition at their vineyard when they open the doors to the whole community to help make Piloncillo, the traditional way. 

Oct. 15 | 6PM | LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH: FROM DOS LAREDOS TO MARS

Chef Pati Jinich travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme connecting everything in the Laredos and throughout La Frontera.