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Hispanic Heritage

WQPT PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Special Programs & Streaming Content in September and October


POV: Fruits of Labor

Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in an agricultural town in the central coast of California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company. (Airs: Tuesday, October 12 | 11:00PM

American Experience

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today. (Available to stream in October)

Hispanic Heritage Awards

Celebrate Latinx excellence as Carlos Santana, Salma Hayek, Ivy Queen, Ron Rivera, Kali Uchis, and Latina NASA engineers receive the 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards. With performances by Juanes, Kali Uchis, Leslie Grace, Black Pumas, and more.

Wonders of Mexico

ravel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture. Airs Sunday, October 3 | 7:00PM - (Also available with WQPT PBS Passport)

Los Hermanos/The Brothers

Ilmar and Aldo are virtuoso Cuban-born brothers living on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half century wide. Tracking their parallel lives, poignant reunion, and momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Airs Sunday, October 3 | 8:00PM - (Also available with WQPT PBS Passport in October)

Pati's Mexican Table

In each episode, Pati embarks upon an exciting and entertaining journey, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico’s rich history and culture, Pati’s personal experiences, her family life, and her ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the US. Airs Friday, October 15 | 8:00PM (Also available with WQPT PBS Passport)


Luciela is about a fiercely independent Latina who is determined to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang.

The Latino Experience 

This collection of fiction and nonfiction short films explores a broad variety of experiences, perspectives, and points of view to highlight the diversity of the Latino/a/x community. (Available with WQPT PBS Passport)

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich, travels the US-Mexico border. In Part Two of the series, From Dos Laredos to Mars, Pati 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.
Airs Sunday, October 24 | 8:00PM

Buen Provecho

he one hour Emmy Award-winning documentary explores Florida’s Spanish roots through its cuisine, while blending historical narrative with delicious recipes and vibrant locations.
Airs Sunday, October 24 | 9:00PM (Also available with WQPT PBS Passport)

Somos Hispanos

Join host Nin Hageness for a news magazine about Hispanic people: how they live, the issues they face day to day, and the positive work they do to make a difference in the community. The show highlights people, culture, and events that help promote positive images of the Hispanic community.

Why Do We Say "Latino"?

When you hear "Latino" you probably think of people from Latin America - places like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. But where exactly did the history of that word come from, and has it always meant Central America and South America as well as the Caribbean? Danielle traces the origin of the term "Latino" and the debates that still surround it as well as the term "Hispanic" and "Latinx."

Sounds of Our Hispanic Heritage

Taped in 2019. Enjoy cultural music in celebration Hispanic Heritage Month.

Oceans Of Pink

This is a story of how dragon boat racing has grown in popularity among breast cancer survivors across Florida and the participation in the sport among Hispanic women. Thousands of survivors from around the globe celebrate the sisterhood of dragon boaters; a community of support that helps women overcome the challenges of cancer.