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Hispanic Heritage Month 2019: DVDs & eVideos

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Latino Americans: PBS Series (Online)

LATINO AMERICANS is a landmark six-hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History.  Learn more..

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Series is also available in Films On Demand.

Hispanic Americans: One or Many Cultures? Full Video (45:13)

Anglo-Americans tend to lump Hispanics together, forgetting that the category covers a wide range of cultural backgrounds. View Video.

The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America Full Video (29:04)

Recent U.S. Census figures provide dramatic testimony to the growth of the Latino population. This program looks at the "Three Houses of Latino Culture"—Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American—and their widespread influence from entertainment to politics to economics.  View Video.

Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino Full Video (29:15)

This program tells the story of Latina women in the U.S. through portraits of twelve unusual women who have broken new ground in their lives and achievements.           View Video.

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Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Against All Odds: Full Video (43:46)

In this program, Geraldo Rivera and a host of Hispanic American executives discuss how they overcame racial and financial discrimination to turn their fledgling businesses into million-dollar corporations. View Video.

The Changing Role of Hispanic Women Full Video (44:38)

The traditional role of wife and mother is changing rapidly to that of independent, self-sufficient working woman for many American Latina women. View Video.

Music: The Latino Profession Segment 15 (05:45)

Music and dance play an integral part of Latin culture and as Latino communities grow in the U.S., so does the influence of Latin music and dance.  View Video.

Hispanic Music Segment 2 (04:51)

Hispanics create their own Grammy Awards ceremony in Miami; they have a television network, newspapers, and radio stations.  View Video.

Hispanics in the Media Full Video (44:11)

From news anchors to editors, from actors to filmmakers—Hispanics are making their presence known.  View Video.

Latinos in Entertainment Segment 5 (06:10)

Latinos in the entertainment industry are looking to target as many different Latino groups as possible, but will appeal to all Latinos.  View Video.

Latinos in World War II Segment 1 (03:47)

A veteran recalls a Mexican American pilot who was shot down at Pearl Harbor. Learn how Latinos fought discrimination while participating in the war effort. View Video.