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Credits from top left: Rita Moreno (Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing); Dr. Victor Rios (Courtesy of LPB), and Pati Jinich (Alan Jinich/Mexican Table LLC).

KMOS PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Special Programs in September and October

POV "Fruits of Labor"

Monday, October 4, 9:00 p.m.

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. 


Fridays, October 15 & 22, 8:00 p.m.

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. 

AMERICAN MASTERS “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It” 

Tuesday, October 5, 8:00 p.m

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. 

VOCES ON PBS “Letters to Eloisa” 

Friday, October 15, 9:00 p.m.

 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. 


Friday, October 8, 8:00 p.m.

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.

POV “La Casa de Mama Icha” 

Monday, October 18, 9:00 p.m.

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.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Three Divas at Versailles”

Friday, October 8, 9:00 p.m.

 Enjoy sopranos Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as they join forces at one of Europe’s cultural landmarks to perform favorite arias, including “Voi che sapete” from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” and more. 


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