Rafael Pi Roman hosts this program that explores the diverse culture Latinos have brought to the New York City metropolitan area. More than four million Latino Americans call the New York and New Jersey region home. Latino Americans of NY & NJ highlights this large community’s rich culture and influence, drawing from personal stories and experts in Latino history and culture.
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.