WNET President Neal Shapiro and Rafael Pi Roman, producer and host of MetroFocus, deliver a special, bilingual message for Latino Americans of New York and New Jersey. They invite you to share your story at www.thirteen.org/share, and announce the PBS premiere of the three-part series, “Latino Americans,” premiering September 17, 2013, at 8 pm. ”Latino Americans of NY & NJ” follows at 10 pm.
LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is 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.