Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with KCET

Burbank, CA - September 5, 2013 - In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, KCET will feature several fascinating specials throughout the month of September, beginning Sept. 15. Ranging from topics of dance and art to issues of politics and law, these programs highlight the dynamic Hispanic life and culture.


Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice - Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. 

This documentary paints a portrait of a man touched by injustice as a child who dedicated his life to fighting discrimination and inequality as a lawyer, judge and teacher. The compelling biography, told through a combination of archival footage and interviews, charts Cruz Reynoso's humble origins, his appointment to the California Supreme Court (the first Latino justice to serve in the state's highest court) and more recently, his leadership on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


KCETLink Presents: Sotomayor & Longoria - Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

In this KCETLink special being rebroadcast in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks to actress/activist Eva Longoria about Sotomayor's new book, "My Beloved World."  Justice Sotomayor, the first Hispanic -- and third woman -- to sit on the United States Supreme Court, speaks of her humble beginnings in the Bronx housing projects, her struggles to learn English and to overcome financial hardships, as well as her courageous choices and inspiring successes.


Vamos al Baile (Let's go to the Dance) - Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m.

In this third program commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, a stellar lineup of Mexican-American musicians take the stage in front of a live audience.  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. Interspersed with interviews. Vamos al Baile (Let's go to the Dance) captures the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.




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