PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Alexandria, VA – August 24, 2005 – PBS features year-round programming both created by and about Hispanic Americans. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS offers a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the diversity of the Latino community and explore its history and culture. The topics range from a teacher who uses Shakespeare to teach Latin-American immigrant children to the new adventures of twins Maya and Miguel to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to an exploration of New York’s hip-hop culture. Reflecting the diversity of ethnicities, experiences and regions with a breadth and depth that can’t be found anywhere else, these compelling programs examine the rich history, cultural contributions and distinguished heritage of Hispanic Americans.