September 2017 - Latino Heritage Month

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Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero on the set of "American Masters — Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey." (Courtesy of Miguel Creus)

In September, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Latino Heritage Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television.

Premiere dates are listed below. Please click on each program for additional airdates and information.


10am Mexico – One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Rick sets out to explore the distinct favlors that define Mexican cuisine — from the famous chorizo stalls in Toluca to the cliffs of Acapulco to the bustling markets in Mexico City.

Friday, 9/8
8pm Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories: The Migrant Kitchen (NEW)
Explore Los Angeles's booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience.

Wednesday, 9/13
7pm Head of Joaquin Murrieta (NEW)
This film tears open a painful and long ignored historical trauma that has never been explored on American television: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the west.


Saturday, 9/16
6pm Beyond La Bamba (NEW)
 From the rural roots of Veracruz to the urban rhythms of the Midwest, a family of iconic musicians forges a new life but remains true to their music.

Wednesday, 9/20
7pm Pati’s Mexican Table (NEW)
Pati shows viewers how to get the most out of one day in the city of Oaxaca.

Saturday, 9/23
6pm Craft in America: Borders (NEW)

Craft in America "Borders" (Courtesy of Mark Markley)

Explore the relationships and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other and on our cultures.

Wednesday, 9/27
7pm Pati’s Mexican Table (NEW)
Pati takes viewers on a deep dive into the history of Oaxaca cuisine.

10pm El Canto del Colibri (NEW)
This film delves into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, while allowing Latino fathers in the U.S. to tell the stories of accepting their LGBTQ children.

11pm Independent Lens: No Mas Bebes (No More Babies)
This film investigates the history of Mexican-American women who were coercively sterilized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Saturday, 9/30
6pm Craft in America: Neighbors (NEW)
Travel to and from the U.S. and Mexico to explore  people, history, traditions and crafts, noting how aesthetics cross from one country to another and back again in an organic and ongoing cultural exchange.


Friday, 9/15
11pm Latino Americans: Foreigners in Their Own Land
Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into what had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. 

Saturday, 9/16
11pm American Comandante: American Experience
Meet William Morgan, the larger-than-life American who rose to power in Cuba during the revolution.

Friday, 9/22
11pm Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams
See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration starting in 1880 and continuing into the 1940s.

Saturday, 9/23
11pm Independent Lens: East of Salinas
East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance, as told through the life of Salinas third grader Jose Ansaldo.


Thursday, 9/14
8pm Conquistadors with Michael Wood
Michael Wood tells the story of the conquest in 1519-21 of the Aztec empire in Mexico by Hernan Cortes and 500 Spanish conquistadors.

9pm Austin Revealed: El Despertar (NEW)
Explore the struggle of the Chicano movement as the Mexican-American community in Austin, TX unites to fight for quality education, equal representation, and respect.

10pm Beyond the Wall: A Texas Tribune Investigation (NEW)
Go past the rhetoric to investigate the reality of the Texas border with The Texas Tribune.

Thursday, 9/21
8pm Conquistadors with Michael Wood
Michael Wood tells the story of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Journey over the passes of the high Andes, up 17,000-foot glaciers and finally down into tropical rainforests on an epic trek to the lost city of the Incas.

10pm Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
This film looks at Latino millennials and how their future vote will affect the American political landscape, and at contemporary issues facing Latinos today.

Wednesday, 9/27
8pm POV: Tea Time
Observe five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change.

9pm Independent Lens: Ovarian Psychos

Independent Lens "Ovarian Psycos" (Courtesy of Michael Raines)

Meet the Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade, a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, as they cycle through the barrios and boulevards of Los Angeles’ Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence.

10pm Beautiful Sin
This film tells the decade-long story of three couples struggling with infertility who take on the Costa Rican government before an international human rights court to demand the right to use in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Thursday, 9/28
8pm Conquistadors with Michael Wood
Episode three begins in Quito, Ecuador, and relates the amazing story of the 16-month Spanish expedition (1541-42), led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to find El Dorado, the mythical land of gold.

9pm Cuba’s Secret Side: Under the Radar
Knowing that the Cuban government severely restricts all foreign journalists, Karin Muller took a huge risk by setting out to film a documentary on a simple tourist visa.

10pm Cuba’s Secret Side: The Truth Revealed
The Truth Revealed looks beyond the politics and propaganda at the Cubans themselves.

11pm: Hemingway in Cuba
The story of Ernest Hemingway's 30-year love affair with the West Indies republic is recounted in this documentary.

Saturday, 9/30
9pm Annual Imagen Awards (NEW)
The 32nd Annual Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media.

KQED World

Saturday, 9/23
7am Latino Americans: War and Peace
Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands, yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States.

Sunday, 9/24
5pm Latin Music USA: Bridges/The Salsa Revolution
This four-hour presentation tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll - and on all of American culture.

8:30pm Compadre Huashayo
This Emmy-nominated documentary follows the story of "Compadre Huashayo," a custom-designed musical piece that uses only South America’s native instruments to recreate a traditional Western composition.

Thursday, 9/28
6am POV: Don’t Tell Anyone

POV "Don't Tell Anyone" (Courtesy of Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie))

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth.

Saturday, 9/30
5am 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 in the U.S.

6am Latino Americans: Pride and Prejudice
Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process.

7am Latino Americans: Peril and Promise
Examine the past 30 years of Latin-American immigration, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants.

5pm Voces on PBS: Now en Espanol
Explore the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood through the lives of the five dynamic women who dub "Desperate Housewives" into Spanish language for American audiences.

6pm American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.

KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1 and via most cable systems on Channel 9. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 9 SD and 709 HD) and on Wave (Channels 9 SD and 164 HD). It can also be found on DIRECTV and DISH satellite systems (Channels 9 SD and HD).

KQED Plus is available over the air on Channels 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and via many cable and satellite systems on either channel 10 or 54. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 10 SD, and 710 HD) and on DIRECTV (Channel 54 SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54, SD only) satellite systems.

This schedule also lists programs airing on KQED Life (XFINITY 189, Channel 54.3) and KQED World (XFINITY 190, Channel 9.3 & 54.5).