Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!
¡Feliz Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana!
Living in Texas offers people the opportunity to be exposed to and shaped by many cultures, including Hispanic culture. From food to history, our state would not be the same without its influence. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized annually from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, KAMU is airing a variety of programs designed to honor the culture’s importance.
La Otra Mirada
Thursdays at 10 p.m., beginning Sept. 15
There’s no better way to kick off our celebration than with a new Spanish drama series. Set in 1920s Seville, “La Otra Mirada” conveys a strong feminist message as a woman with a mysterious past flees to a young girls’ academy with a secret goal in mind. This 13-episode series portrays the journey of brave women finding their own voice and airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. throughout the entirety of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Fridays at 2:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 16
Travel through Northern Mexico with host Jorge Meraz as he takes viewers on a journey, illustrating the rich traditions of the region. Explore beyond the tourist traps to experience true, authentic Mexican heritage. Get to know the people, spoken language, foods, customs and places frequented by locals. Season 2 begins airing on Sept. 16 and continues every Friday afternoon.
Singing Our Way to Freedom
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.
“Singing Our Way to Freedom” is a vibrant, multilayered look at the life of Chicano musician, composer and community activist Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. The film chronicles Chunky’s life from his humble beginnings as a farmworker to the dramatic moment when he received one of his nation’s highest musical honors. Don’t miss this inspirational story of the charismatic social activist who worked alongside Cesar Chavez and changed the world.
35th Hispanic Heritage Awards
Coming to KAMU on Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.
Created by the White House to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. KAMU is proud to present the 35th edition of the awards show at the end of the month. Multiple GRAMMY winning-band Los Lobos is the first announced honoree this year and will receive the Hispanic Heritage Arts Award.
New PBS Kids show premieres on Oct. 3
“Rosie’s Rules” is a brand new animated PBS Kids show premiering in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month. This preschool comedy series follows the adventures of 5-year-old Mexican American Rosie Fuentes just as she starts to learn about the “wow-mazing” world beyond her family walls in her suburban Texas community. The new show joins the daily KAMU lineup at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. starting Oct. 3. Plus, catch the show at 7:30 a.m. every day on our 24/7 Kids channel, 12.3.