LATINO AMERICANS is a three-part series that chronicles the lives and experiences of Latinos in the United States from 1800 to the 21st Century. Through its people, politics and culture, LATINO AMERICANS tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series utilizes historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the history, featuring interviews with close to 100 Latinos from the worlds of politics, business and pop culture, as well as lesser-known Latinos who lived through key chapters in American history.
LATINO AMERICANS premiered on September 17, September 24 and October 1 from 8:00 – 10:00pm ET nationally on PBS. The bilingual project includes a companion book by Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent for PBS NEWSHOUR.
For more information on the series: http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/