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This landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series, narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, premieres September 17 on PBS North. The documentary chronicles the lives of Latinos in the United States from 1800 to the present day. It's a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

Latino Americans

Tuesdays at 7pm on PBS North
September 17 - October 1


Episode 1 - Foreigners in Their Own Land

Survey the history and people from the first Spanish explorations in North America to the Mexican-American War.

Episode 2 - Empire of Dreams

See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration from 1880 to the 1940s.

September 24

War and Peace
Learn how Latino Americans serve their country in WWII, yet still face discrimination at home.

The New Latinos
Review the years when Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominicans seek economic opportunities in the U.S.

October 1

Prejudice and Pride
Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity and growing Latino activism.

Peril and Promise
Examine growing Latino influence on American culture and the debate over undocumented immigrants.