Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Sep 15, 2015

Sep. 15-Oct. 15 on WKAR-HD 23.1 and WKAR World 23.3 | WKAR presents an on-air lineup commemorating the unique experiences and culture of Hispanic Americans that have shaped Latino – and American – history.

With fascinating documentaries, new and encore episodes from popular titles, and the 28th ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, PBS’ programs will enrich viewers’ understanding of Hispanic Americans with an in-depth look at the stories, music, and issues that have impacted, and continue to influence, Latino history and culture.

On WKAR HD 23.1

American Masters “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey” 
Fri. Sept. 18, 9:00 p.m.

Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. A special presentation of AMERICAN MASTERS and VOCES. 

Young Pedro E. Guerrero with camera.
Credit Courtesy of Pedro E. Guerrero Archives / PBS

POV “Don’t Tell Anyone” (“No Le Digas a Nadie”)
Mon. Sept. 21, 10:00 p.m.

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

On Two Fronts – Latinos & Vietnam 
Tue. Sept. 22, 10:00 p.m.
Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protestor at home.

Credit Courtesy of Antonio "Tony the Marine" Santiago / PBS

The Women's List: American Masters 
 Fri. Sept. 25, 9:00 p.m.

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Aimee Mullins, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Nia Wordlaw.

PBS Arts Fall Festival: Unity – The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson 
 Fri. Oct. 9, 9:00 p.m.

 World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The album and concert feature 16 songs that inspired musicians from all over Latin America to come together to celebrate and reimagine hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.” On its release in April 2015, the album topped the Amazon Latin World Music Charts, the iTunes World Music Charts and the Billboard Tropical Charts at #1. Produced by Unity Entertainment Corporation and Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with Universal Music Classics.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards 
Fri. Oct. 9, 10:00 p.m.

Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The program includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.  Talent and honorees TBA.

On WKAR World 23.3

Compadre Huashayo
Tue. Sept. 15, at 9:30 p.m.

COMPADRE HUASHAYO follows the story of this custom-designed composition, which fuses stylistic traits from two different musical traditions. The horn and violin sections are replaced with sampona and quena flutes, siku panpipes, guitar-like charangos and bandolins.

Stable Life
Tue. Oct. 6, at 8:00 p.m.

This America ReFramed film follows Dionicia lives and works tirelessly in the stables at a California racetrack while her teenage son Jose Luis is turning heads as a hotshot apprentice jockey. This family has have gambled their futures on the hardscrabble sport of horse racing. Will their lack of immigration papers prevent them from achieving the stable life of their dreams?
Our American Family: The Barreras
Sat. Oct. 10, at 8:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

 From the darkness of a coal mine in New Mexico to vibrant beauty under the California sun, Our American Family: The Barreras provides a compelling narrative of unwavering commitment to family. Life in the remote company-owned town of Madrid in the 1920s and '30s was a mixture of hard, dangerous work offset by the joy of baseball.

Hispanic Heritage Awards

Wed. Oct. 14, at 6:00 p.m.
This event recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of inspiring Latino leaders and celebrate Hispanic cultural pride in America.