September 10, 2021 / Modified sep 15, 2021 1:21 p.m.

AZPM Celebrates Hispanic and Latin heritage during Mes de la Cultura with special programming

Premieres Include AMERICAN MASTERS “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It,” LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH, New Episodes of POV and VOCES, and The 34TH HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It PREVIEW

To celebrate Latino heritage and culture this September and October, AZPM and PBS will offer a special lineup of new and encore programs in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, including the broadcast of The 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards.

Premieres include an American Masters biography of the legendary Rita Moreno and new documentaries from POV and VOCES. Acclaimed chef Pati Jinich takes viewers on a cultural and culinary tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in a two-part special La Frontera, and this year’s annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will once again shine a spotlight on the extraordinary accomplishments of the Latino community and the lasting contributions made to our country.

All broadcast and encore programs will also be available on and on the PBS Video app. Additional streaming content explores the lives of groundbreaking women, the roots of Latin jazz, the history of the word “Latino” and more.

For a complete television schedule click here.

Some programs honoring Hispanic heritage that will air on PBS 6, PBS KIDS, and PBS 6 PLUS and be available to stream include:

Alma's Way
Weekdays at 8:30 a.m. starting October 4 on PBS KIDS
Alma is a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl living a fast-paced life in the Bronx alongside her family, friends, and neighbors. Alma’s Way is an engaging animated series for kids ages 4 to 6 focused on critical thinking and helping young viewers to discover their own unique voice and find solutions to challenges.

POV “Fruits of Labor”
Monday, October 4 at 11 p.m. on PBS 6
Ashley, a Mexican American teenager, dreams of graduating high school, but increased ICE raids in her coastal California community threaten the family’s stability since her mother is undocumented. A co-production of POV and Latino Public Broadcasting, co-presented by POV and VOCES.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
Tuesday, October 5 at 10 p.m. on PBS 6
Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.

Sunday, October 17 & 24 at 2 p.m. on PBS 6
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine.

Friday, October 8 on the PBS Video App or watch Sunday, October 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS 6
Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries. Honorees include Carlos Santana, Kali Uchis and more.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Three Divas at Versailles”
Friday, October 8 on the PBS Video App
Three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.”

VOCES ON PBS “Letters to Eloisa”
Friday, October 15 on the PBS Video App
A haunting portrait of a writer’s life and struggle for artistic freedom, this film tells the story of Cuba’s José Lezama Lima, an all but forgotten figure of the Latin American literary boom that included Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz and Mario Vargas Llosa.

POV “La Casa de Mama Icha”
Monday, October 18 on the PBS Video App
Decades ago, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter, but she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha returns to Colombia.

Hispanic Heritage Month programming will be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video App. Members will be able to stream these programs and more with AZPM Passport.

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