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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 

PBS Western Reserve celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October with a variety of programming airing on its PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1) and Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2) channels. Shows that are airing for the first time are marked with an asterisk (*).

The Cheech

The Cheech

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 PM

Saturday, Sept. 17, at noon

 

Through the palette of the Los Tejanos Art Exhibit, THE CHEECH explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement, and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry. With original score by Grammy-nominated musician El Dusty, this documentary takes a fascinating look at Marin’s love affair with art and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity.


 

Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 17, at 12:30 PM

 

Rudolfo Anaya was the first Hispanic American writer to achieve major publishing success with his landmark novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” in print since 1972. Recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, Anaya has demonstrated a lifelong determination to persevere—through poverty, catastrophic injury and an almost insurmountable artistic struggle to publish—and in the end, succeed. This documentary is a vital reference to the authentic culture of Hispanic New Mexico. While the wellspring of Anaya’s stories is New Mexico, his insight is invaluable to understand the quest by all Hispanic Americans for cultural identity, recognition and respect.


 

Voces on PBS, The Pushout

Voces on PBS, The Pushout 

 
PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, Sept. 16, at 5 PM

Sunday, Sept. 18, at 4 AM

 

Meet Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member, who is now an award-winning professor, author and expert on the school-to-prison pipeline. He works with young people who have been “pushed out” of school for reasons beyond their control.


 

POV, The Song of the Butterflies

POV, The Song of the Butterflies 

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Sept. 17, at 0 PM

 

Rember Yahuarcani is an Indigenous painter from the White Heron clan of the Uitoto Nation in Peru. He left to pursue a successful career in Lima but when he finds himself in a creative rut, he returns home to his Amazonian community of Pebas He visits his father, who is a painter, and his mother, a sculptor. He discovers why the stories of his ancestors cannot be forgotten.


 

POV, La Casa de Mama Icha

POV, La Casa de Mama Icha 

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, Sept. 19, at 10 PM

Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 PM

 

Follow María Dionisia Navarro, also known as Mama Icha, on a physical and spiritual journey that draws on the complexities inherent to many migrant experiences: distance, the loved ones left behind and the problem of aging in a country that doesn’t feel like your own.


 

Los Hermanos/The Brothers

Los Hermanos/The Brothers

 
PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 PM

Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 AM

 

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.


 

Emilio & Gloria Estefan

Emilio & Gloria Estefan: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 PM

 

Enjoy an all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Enjoy performances by Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Emily Estefan and original cast members of “On Your Feet!” Rita Moreno and Andy Garcia serve as hosts for the evening, which includes a special presentation by Quincy Jones.


 

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

 
PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Mondays, Sept. 26 & Oct. 3, at 3 PM

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturdays, Sept. 17 & 24, at 6 PM

 

Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the United States-Mexico border alongside acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine. 


 

Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas*

Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas*

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturdays at 10:30 PM beginning Sept. 24

 

This groundbreaking travelogue series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture. Each 30-minute episode celebrates the dynamic richness and diversity of people of African descent throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. Beginning in Costa Rica, the series introduces audiences to the Afro-Costa Ricans who are leaving an indelible impact on Latin American culture.


 

Los Lobos

35th Hispanic Heritage Awards*

 
PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, Sept. 30, at 9 PM

Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 AM

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 PM

 

The 35th Hispanic Heritage Awards is a celebration of excellence by Hispanic and Latinx people in the arts, business, philanthropy and more. Join us as we celebrate Daddy Yankee, Los Lobos, Victoria Alonso, Ariana DeBose and more.


 

Great Performances, Roots of Latin Jazz

Great Performances, Roots of Latin Jazz

 
PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, Sept. 30, at 10 PM

Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3 AM

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sunday, Oct. 2, at 5 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8 PM

 

Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with the Raices Jazz Orchestra and performances by Grammy-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi.


 

Ingrediente: A Restaurant Uprooted*

Ingrediente: A Restaurant Uprooted*

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8 PM

 

Follow Michelinstar and American-born chef Drew Deckman as he runs his sustainable outdoor kitchen and restaurant in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. As Deckman reaches the pinnacle of his career, COVID-19 hits and he is forced to shutter his restaurant located in Mexico's premier wine region. During the closure, Deckman feeds his staff and their families every day, plus he feeds 200 local fisherman and their families weekly.


 

Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home

Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 PM

 

New York City choreographer Pedro Ruiz returns to Cuba to work with a premier modern dance troupe.


 

Salsa! The Dance Sensation*

Salsa! The Dance Sensation*

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 PM

 

Dubbed by many as the most popular social dance in the world, salsa is practiced today by people of all ages, ethnicities and cultures. In South Florida, this Latin-flavored dance, infused with Caribbean and African roots, is performed with distinct passion and artistry. From the nightclubs to the performance halls, from senior centers to salsa schools, the dance that began as a folk tradition has exploded into the mainstream.


 

Eliades Ochoa: Live at Casa de La Trova

Eliades Ochoa: Live at Casa de La Trova

 
FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sunday, Oct. 9, at 7 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 PM

 

This concert film—taped live in the famous music venue La Casa de La Trova in Santiago de Cuba—showcases the musicianship of Eliades Ochoa and his group, Cuarteto Patria. Enjoy the cherished music venue for an intimate and celebratory musical experience, including performances of songs made famous by The Buena Vista Social Club.