Hispanic Heritage Month 2019
WTTW Hispanic Heritage Month Programming 2019
Independent Lens: Dolores
Thursday, September 12 at 9:00 pm
Activist Dolores Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice with Cesar Chavez.
Raul Julia- The World’s A Stage: American Masters
Friday, September 13 at 9:00 pm
Discover the life and career of Raul Julia, the charismatic, award-winning actor and humanitarian.
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 pm
Meet the charismatic pioneering activist who helped transform the nation’s political landscape.
Emilio & Gloria Estefan Library of Congress Gershwin Prize
Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 pm
An all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular song and the first married couple of musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor.
Voces on PBS: Children of Giant
Thursday, September 19 at 9:30 pm
In 1955 a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, “Children of Giant” explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice.
Voces on PBS: The Pushouts
Friday, September 20 at 10:00 pm
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.
Kindergarten: Where Learning and Play Meet
Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 pm
A 30‐minute documentary will look at whether an academic approach is better than a play‐based approach.
Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 pm
The original members of the band Santana perform on stage together for the first time since 1973.
Voces on PBS: Adios Amor- The Search for Maria Moreno
Friday, September 27 at 10:00 pm
This documentary chronicles the 2016 tour of Cuba by Mexican American roots group Los Cenzontles during a rare and historic time of openness between the United States and Cuba.
Voces on PBS: Porvenir, Texas
Friday, October 4 at 10:00 pm
Celebrate the rich diversity of Latino life in this showcase of outstanding documentaries.
Pati’s Mexican Table – Season Premiere
Saturday, October 5 at 11:30 am
Pati’s Mexican Table brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens.
Monday, October 7 at 10:00 pm
Life is 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. Caught between love and obligation, the eccentric trio clash over money, communication, and the considerable challenge of caregiving.
Hispanic Heritage Awards
Friday, October 11 at 10:00 pm
Latinos who have made a positive impact on America and the world in various fields are recognized.
WTTW Prime (11.2)
Wonders of Mexico
Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and 11:00 pm
The seasons, wildlife and unique geology of the forests of the Yucatan Peninsula are explored.
Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm
The first Spanish explorers in North America and the US expansion in the Southwest are examined.