September 9 – October 15, 2013
HoustonPBS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a lineup of programming that entertains, informs and explores the culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. These special programs provide fascinating insights into the lives of generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation and society.
Honduras & El Salvaddor Mon, Sep 9 at 2 p.m. | 8.2
Brianna explores Honduras and El Salvador, two of Central America's most rewarding destinations.
Mexico: The Royal Tour Mon, Sep 9 at 9 p.m. | 8.1
Mexico: The Royal Tour goes beyond the headlines to journey deep inside Mexico and offer viewers access to extraordinary locations, landmarks and cultural experiences.
Sat, Sep 14 at 8 p.m. on 8.2 & Sun, Sep 15 at 4 p.m. on 8.1
Mexico: One Plate at a Time
Bringing Oaxaca Home Sat, Sep 14 at 10 a.m. | 8.1
Rick takes the spirit of Oaxaca home and with a group of friends he creates a dinner sure to transport.
Mariachi High Sun, Sep 15 at 12 a.m. | 8.1
This documentary presents a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in South Texas.
Latina Voices: Smart Talk
Sundays at 10 a.m. on 8.1
Former newswoman Minerva Perez, and Texas super lawyer Sofia Adrogue anchor Latina Voices, an innovative, first of its kind, television and internet streamed talk show.Repeats:
Sundays at 7 p.m. on 8.2 Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. on 8.2
Voces: Tales of Masked Men
Mon, Sep 16 at 9 p.m. | 8.1
Explore "lucha libre" and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of "home" for new immigrants in the United States.
Tue, Sep 17 at 7 p.m. | 8.1
Foreigners in Their Own Land - Survey the history and people from the first Spanish explorations in North America to the Mexican-American War. Empire of Dreams - See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration from 1880 to the 1940s.
Rick Steves’ Europe
Galicia and the Camino de Santiago
Sat, Sep 21 at 2:30 p.m. | 8.1
We follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain.
Repeats:Thur, Sep 26 at 6:30 p.m. on 8.2
at the White House
Fiesta Latina Sun, Sep 22 at 12 a.m. | 8.1
The President and Mrs. Obama welcome a star-studded evening of performance from the South Lawn of the White House, hosted by Eva Longoria Parker, George Lopez and Jimmy Smits. Performing will be Marc Anthony, Aventura, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan and more.
Around the World
PanamericanaSun, Sep 22 at 1 a.m. | 8.1
Judith Jones travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources.
Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.2 & Friday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. on 8.2
Riding from the Heart Mon, Sep 23 at 9 p.m. | 8.1
A team of first-generation Mexican American girls construct their identities through a romanticized equestrian tradition, while facing challenges at home, and escalating violence in Mexico.
War and Peace/The New LatinosTue, Sep 24 at 7 p.m. | 8.1
War and Peace - Learn how Latino Americans serve their country in WWII, yet still face discrimination at home.The New Latinos - Review the years when Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominicans seek economic opportunities in the U.S.
Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. on 8.1 & Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.2
Earthflight: South America
Wed, Sep 25 at 7 p.m. | 8.1
Condors and scarlet macaws take us to the Andes and the Amazon. Repeats:
Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. on 8.2 & Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. on 8.1
Mexico – One Plate at a Time
Oaxaca’s Most Magical Holiday
Mon, Sep 9 at 9 p.m. | 8.1
Rick takes us on a remarkable journey through Oaxaca City during the revered Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday.
America’s Test Kitchen – A Taste of Spain
Sat, Sep 28 at 11:30 a.m. | 8.1
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making perfect Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms.
28th Annual Imagen Awards
Sun, Sep 29 at 12:00 a.m. | 8.1
The Imagen Awards aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media.Repeats:
Wednesday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. on 8.2 & Wednesday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.2
Around the World – Panamericana Sun, Sep 29 at 1 a.m. | 8.1
Brianna Barnes journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas.Repeats:
Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m. on 8.2 Thursday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.2
Prejudice and Pride
/Peril and Promise
Tue, Oct 1 at 7 p.m. | 8.1
Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity and activists pushing for better education opportunities for Latinos.
Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00 p.m. on 8.1 & Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.2
Frontline – Rape in the Fields
Tue, Oct 1 at 10 p.m. | 8.1
FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families.
Quest for the Lost Maya
Wed, Oct 2 at 9 p.m. | 8.1
This program explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Penisula of southern Mexico.
Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 a.m. on 8.1 & Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.2
Mexico – One Plate at a Time:
Oaxaca’s Live-Fire Cooking
Sat, Oct 5 at 10 a.m. | 8.1
Everything tastes better cooked over a wood or charcoal fire - at least that's the Oaxacan credo. From soup to barbacoa, burning embers influence the flavor of Oaxaca's food in just the right ways.
Vamos Al Baile
(Let’s Go to the Dance)
Sun, Oct 6 at 12 a.m. | 8.1
Enjoy performances by award winning artists Little Joe y La Familia, Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, and Joel Guzman with Sarah Fox plus special guests.
Buenos Aires City Guide
Sun, Oct 6 at 1 a.m. | 8.1
In this exciting capital city, Judith explores the bohemian barrio of San Telmo, takes in the scene at the Gaucho street fair and more.
Thursday, October 17 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.2
at the White House
Fiesta LatinaWed, Oct 9 at 9 p.m. | 8.1
Gloria Estefan and Arturo Sandoval join President and Mrs. Obama as they welcome a host of today's most celebrated Latino American performers.Repeats
:Sunday, October 13 at 12:00 a.m. on 8.1