Jessica Alba Explores Her Mexican Roots on PBS
Jessica Alba Explores Her Mexican Roots on PBS
By Samantha Leal | 11/26/2014 - 11:14

Jessica Alba is exploring her Mexican heritage in a new episode of Finding Your Roots, a PBS series that explores geneology and identity. 

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WATCH: Maria Hinojosa Explores Changing Demographics Of U.S. In "America By The Numbers"
Maria Hinojosa Explores Changing Demographics Of U.S. In "America By The Numbers"
By Cristina Arreola | 09/30/2014 - 11:13

"Behind every number, there's a story."

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PBS Latino Americans Series Chronicles Contributions
WATCH: PBS 'Latino Americans' Series Chronicles Contributions
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/16/2013 - 17:40

It is the first major documentary TV series about Latinos. 

PBS is launching a landmark three-part, six-hour series called, Latino Americans. The documentary will chronicle the history and experiences of Latinos who helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years.

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Rita Moreno: Latinos Deserve Roles That Will Snag Them Big Noms
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 10:00

Latinos don’t receive many top Hollywood honors, and Rita Moreno has an idea why.

According to Fox News Latino, the 81-year-old legendary actress said it’s because Latino actors are not cast in the kind of roles that gather big nominations and awards.

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Fidel Castro
WATCH: Vintage Fidel Castro Recorded Interview Resurfaces
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/25/2013 - 11:22

Laura Galloway -- principal of Galloway Media Group -- recently discovered an interview her grandfather Clark Galloway did with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

According to The Huffington Post, Galloway has reconstructed a taped interview she found, along with the help of PBS and Blank on Blank.

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Eva Mendes in Sierra Leone for Half the Sky
WATCH: Eva Mendes Fights Against Domestic Violence for PBS Special 'Half the Sky'
By Sugey Palomares | 10/01/2012 - 13:00

Eva Mendes has a passion for women's rights and global change.

The Girl in Progress star traveled to Sierra Leone to fight against domestic violence issues and explore how to empower women, along with the International Rescue Committee, for PBS's powerful new documentary series, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas
Shocking Border Patrol Footage: Are They 'Crossing the Line'?
By Sally Mercedes | 04/20/2012 - 12:43

In all this talk of immigration lately, people have been focusing a lot on the specific stands of Republican candidates and President Obama. While it's necessary to look to the future, of course, there's still today to deal with and the sad fact is that too many lives are being destroyed in here and now.

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Mexican President Calderon Films Reality Show to Promote Tourism
Mexican President Calderon Films Reality Show to Promote Tourism
By Fox News Latino | 08/23/2011 - 15:00

In a series of PBS programs set to broadcast starting in September, Mexico’s balding, 49-year-old president, Felipe Calderón, will go down a sinkhole, up a river (with a paddle) and over the top of a few pyramids in an attempt to boost Mexico's flagging tourism industry.

Calderón is personally trying to change his country's violent reputation by appearing as a sort of adventure tour guide in the programs, which will be broadcast in the United States.

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What to Watch: Biblioburro
What to Watch: 'Biblioburro: The Donkey Library'
By Adriana Rivera | 07/15/2011 - 16:00

Sometimes, living in the United States, it can be easy to take books for granted. But what if books were rare and there were a ton of obstacles to keep you from reading?

The new documentary by filmmaker Carlos Rendón Zipagauta, Biblioburro: The Donkey Library (premiering on PBS Tuesday, July 19 at 10PM) follows Luis Soriano, a Colombian teacher who was inspired a decade ago to travel to rural towns and share books via donkey with children living in some of the most violent terrain of Colombia. 

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PBS Black in Latin America airs tonight on Cuba
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Goes to Cuba for 'Black in Latin America'
By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2011 - 15:30

When we asked Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. about why so many Latinos get confused about race, specifically when filling out forms like the recent U.S. census, he tell us it may be because Latino "is not a race in and of itself." 

"The way people self-identify is very subjective and very cultural-specific," he continued. "And I don’t blame people.  I just feel sad that people think that black is ugly," explains Gates. Tonight, his four-part special goes to Cuba, "Which famously declared the end of racism with socialism," Gates reminds us.

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