Produced by WETA Washington and narrated by Benjamin Bratt, this unique and enlightening new series “Latino Americans” is getting great early reviews the nation’s biggest publications; The Los Angeles Times calls it ‘a stirring history lesson’ and ‘a fascinating take on a diverse population’.
The six-hour documentary is split up into three parts; the first airing tonight and the rest will debut on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, respectively.
The series tells the overall story of the Latino people by examining a handful of individuals throughout history with fascinating lives, including a World War II Marine who captured more enemy soldiers than anyone in American military history. There’s also the inspiring life story of the actress Rite Moreno, who started out playing secondary roles as American Indians and went on to play Anita in “West Side Story;” winning an Oscar for the role. The San Francisco Chronicle notes “considering the past can help us understand and celebrate the struggles and achievements of Latino Americans in all aspects of American culture.”
We can’t wait to hear your reaction to the series. Tune in starting Tuesday, September 24 at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV.