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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 | WKAR TV

Sep. 15-Oct. 15, 2020 | Celebrate and explore Hispanic Heritage Month with WKAR HD and WKAR World. Sep. 15-Oct. 15

AIRING IN PRIMETIME
on WKAR HD and WKAR World
Sep. 15-Oct. 15.

Listings are subject to change

On WKAR HD (23.1)

All times are PM. Check  WKAR TV What's On  for additional broadcast dates/times

SEPTEMBER

15 | Tue

10:00 Building The American Dream

Travel to Texas, where immigrant construction workers are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. Across the state, there’s an unprecedented building boom, fueled by Latino laborers with little or no rights.

21 | Mon

8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Latino Heritage

Discover amazing items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an updated appraisal of as much as $2.2 million, now the highest-valued items in the entire “Roadshow” archive.

26 | Sat

8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Latino Heritage

Discover amazing items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an updated appraisal of as much as $2.2 million, now the highest-valued items in the entire “Roadshow” archive.

28 | Mon

9:00 Craft In America: Identity

Artists explore issues of gender, race, culture and place, offering true expressions of their experiences in this world. Featuring potter Diego Romero, photographer Cara Romero, furniture maker Wendy Maruyama and sculptor Cristina Cordova.

OCTOBER

2 | Fri

10:00 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Borderlands

Learn how contemporary art can challenge preconceived notions of the U.S.-Mexico border. Today’s artists see the border as an open wound, theatrical stage, political podium, studio and contradictory landscape that features both ugliness and beauty.

5 | Mon

10:00 POV: The Infiltrators

Meet two young immigrants who get purposefully arrested by Border Patrol and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center. Marco and Viri, members of a group of radical Dreamers, believe the best place to stop deportations is in detention.

6 | Tue

8:00 The Hispanic Heritage Awards

Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.

9:00 Latino Vote: Dispatches From The Battleground

Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in this year’s election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

13 | Tue

8:00 Finding Your Roots: Fashion’s Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

On WKAR World (23.2)

All times are PM. Check  WKAR TV What's On  for additional broadcast dates/times

SEPTEMBER

18 | Fri

8:00 Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice

Meet the charismatic pioneering activist whose rallying cry of “su voto es su voz” (your vote is your voice) started a grassroots movement that transformed the nation’s political landscape and paved the way for the growing power of the Latino vote.

9:00 Building The American Dream

Travel to Texas, where immigrant construction workers are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. Across the state, there’s an unprecedented building boom, fueled by Latino laborers with little or no rights.

9:00 Voces On PBS: The Pushouts

Meet 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.

10:00 Doc World: Siqueiros: Walls of Passion

11:00 Ivy League Rumba

IVY LEAGUE RUMBA is a one-hour documentary showcasing today’s Latin rhythms, which fuse temporary grooves with the power of traditionally rooted sounds. Filmed at the 2015 Brown University Latin Jazz and Pop Festival in Providence, R.I., the program captures the magical spontaneity of some of Latin music’s top performers and explores the Latino influence on mainstream American music and world culture. The documentary, narrated by renowned Afro-Cuban music historian Emilio San Pedro, highlights the vital musical exchanges between Cuba and the United States .

21 | Mon

8:00 Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams

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.

9:30 Stories from the Stage: Lost & Found

There’s nothing worse that the moment we lose something precious. And there’s nothing more satisfying than finding something that we thought was lost. Tonight’s storytellers share their stories of “Lost and Found.” Richard Cardillo learns that sometimes the best teacher is a student. Rosanna Salcedo discovers that friendship can cross all kinds of borders. And Jim Stahl loses his eye, but finds himself in the beautiful blue iris of its replacement. Hosted by Theresa Okokon.

22 | Tue

8:00 America ReFramed: The Hand That Feeds

At a popular bakery cafe, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma Lopez has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

9:30 Our American Family: The Barreras

The first half of the 1900’s represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. The Barreras Family 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 and celebrations.

25 | Fri

9:00 Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo is an innovative look into the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author, and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta - best known for his volatile friendship with legendary journalist-provocateur, Hunter S. Thompson. The author of two groundbreaking autobiographical novels, Acosta’s powerful literary voice, brash courtroom style and notorious revolutionary antics made him a revered figure within the Chicano movement, and offered one of the most brazen, frontal assaults on white supremacy seen at the time.

9:00 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.

28 | Mon

8:00 Latino Americans: The New Latinos

Review the decades after World War II through the early 1960s, as swelling numbers of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic seek economic opportunities.

29 | Tue

8:00 America ReFramed: Councilwoman

Carmen Castillo is a first-term city councilwoman who maintains her full-time job as a hotel housekeeper. She advocates for the working families in her community, many of whom work multiple jobs to stay afloat. Castillo, who came to the U.S. in 1994 from the Dominican Republic with three daughters in tow, believes that working families should earn a wage sufficient to allow them to live in dignity. In her quest for workers’ rights she leads the charge of the Fight for $ 15 in Providence, Rhode Island.

9:00 Reel South: Fiesta Quinceanera

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 hose their own quinceanera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

OCTOBER

2 | Fri

8:00 Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle - A Voces Special Presentation

“Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle” A Voces Special Presentation, provides insights and answers to one of the most bizarre, disturbing and controversial fatal shootings of the mid-20th century. Part political expose, part narrative deconstruction, part poetic meditation, the film is an independent and thorough investigation of the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist.

9:00 POV: Brimstone & Glory

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is the site of a festivity unlike any other in the world. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the 10-day celebration anchors their way of life.

9:00 Voces On PBS: Porvenir, Texas

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.

10:00 Doc World: Cocaine Prison

COCAINE PRISON follows the lives of three indigenous Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade. Two inmates of an overcrowded prison film their daily experiences, while one inmate’s sister must decide whether to traffic cocaine or become the first person in her family to pursue a college education.

9 | Fri

8:00 The Hispanic Heritage Awards

Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.

9:00 Latino Vote: Dispatches From The Battleground

Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in this year’s election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

10:00 Doc World: Border South

Directed by Raul Pastrana, a Mexican immigrant filmmaker, BORDER SOUTH rides the rails with a Nicaraguan migrant trying to cross into America, and a US researcher seeking traces of others who never made it. Pastrana assembles a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. Border South reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

12 | Mon

8:00 Reel South: First Lady of the Revolution

Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.

13 | Tue

8:00 America ReFramed: America Dreams Deferred

A young Latino man, William Caballero, juggles unconditional family love with the challenges of breaking the cycle that has kept so many relatives from reaching their dreams. Set against a backdrop of Coney Island and Fayetteville, North Carolina, an NYU graduate student turns the camera on his Puerto Rican-American family plagued by social, medical and public health issues.

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