TV 8 Programming

  • Wednesday, September 14 at 3:30 PM & Friday, September 16 at 9:30 PM: American Masters | Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It
    Wednesday, September 14 at 3:30 PM & Friday, September 16 at 9:30 PM
    American Masters | Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It
  • Tuesday, September 27: 8 PM - American Experience: Roberto Clemente
    Tuesday, September 27 at 8 PM
    American Experience: Roberto Clemente
  • Thursdays at 11 PM: La Otra Mirada
    Thursdays at 11 PM
    La Otra Mirada
  • Monday, September 26 at 9 & 10 PM: La Frontera with Pati Jinich
    Monday, September 26 at 9 & 10 PM
    La Frontera with Pati Jinich
  • Wednesday, September 28 at 10 PM: Wonders of Mexico: Mountain Worlds
    Wednesday, September 28 at 10 PM
    Wonders of Mexico: Mountain Worlds
  • Tuesday, September 27 at 9 PM: American Experience: Zoot Suit Riots
    Tuesday, September 27 at 9 PM
    American Experience: Zoot Suit Riots
  • Wednesday, September 14
    3:30 PMAmerican Masters | Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It
  • Thursday, September 15
    11 PMLa Otra Mirada: Tobacco, Pants and Jazz
  • Friday, September 16
    9:30 PMAmerican Masters | Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It
  • Sunday, September 18
    10:30 AMLatinas
  • Thursday, September 22
    11 PMLa Otra Mirada: A Vote of Confidence
  • Friday, September 23
    10:30 PMLatino Americans: Foreigners In Their Own Land 11:30 PMLatino Americans Empire of Dreams
  • Sunday, September 25
    3:30 AMWonders of Mexico: Forests of the Maya 10 PMLa Otra Mirada: A Vote of Confidence
  • Monday, September 26
    9 PMLa Frontera with Pati Jinich: Miles from Nowhere 10 PMLa Frontera with Pati Jinich: From Dos Laredos To Mars
  • Tuesday, September 27
    8 PMAmerican Experience: Roberto Clemente 9 PMAmerican Experience: Zoot Suit Riots
  • Wednesday, September 28
    3:30 PMLatino Americans: Foreigners In Their Own Land 4:30 PMLatino Americans: Empire of Dreams 10 PMWonders of Mexico: Mountain Worlds
  • Thursday, September 29
    11 PMLa Otra Mirada: Portraits In Pastel Tones
  • Friday September 30
    8 PM35th Hispanic Heritage Awards 9 PMGreat Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz 10 PMLatino Americans: War and Peace 11 PMLatino Americans: The New Latinos

Please see our TV 8 Programming Guide for additional airings of select programs.

Now Streaming

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

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.

Episode 1 | Foreigners In Their Own Land

Episode 2 | Empire of Dreams

Episode 3 | War and Peace

Episode 4 | The New Latinos

Episode 5 | Prejudice and Price

Episode 6 | Peril and Promise

VOCES

Building the American Dream

Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. The film captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream.

PBS Short Film Festival

Chilly & Milly

Chilly, William’s father, is a diabetic with kidney failure, whose illness detrimentally affects his and his family’s lives. Milly sees her sole purpose in life as to taking care of her loved ones. While watching the documentary, Chilly and Milly discuss their life together, and their successes and setbacks in life. When Chilly passes away during the pandemic, Milly comes to terms with her loss.

Valley PBS

Reaching for the Stars: The Jose Hernandez Story

An inspiring story of Central Valley Astronaut, Jose Hernandez.

America ReFramed

La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered | Trailer

On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the ’91 rebellion.

American Masters

Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist

Jovita Idar (1885-1946) helped organize the first Mexican American civil rights conference in 1911 to address racism, lynching, and dismal educational opportunities for Mexican American children.

Latinos Are Essential (Playlist)

A collection of insightful short videos about Latinos serving as essential workers in a wide variety of jobs and services across the United States.

Origin of Everything

Why Do We Say Latino?

This PBS Digital Series explores the origins and intersecting histories of aspects of daily reality.

American Masters

Lights, Camera, Acción

Discover the candid perspectives of Latine actors, writers, producers, directors, and showrunners across generations as they dissect the ever-evolving issue of Latine representation in Hollywood.

PBS Short Film Festival

Luciela

Luciela is about a fiercely independent Latina who is determined to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang.

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The Latino Experience

The Latino Experience

This collection of fiction and nonfiction short films explores a broad variety of experiences, perspectives, and points of view to highlight the diversity of the Latino/a/x community.

Roots of Latin Jazz

Great Performances

Roots of Latin Jazz

Hosted by Sheila E, celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with the Raices Jazz Orchestra and performances by GRAMMY-winning artists, including Richard Bona and Anaadi.

The Pushouts

VOCES on PBS

The Pushouts

Meet an ex-gang member who works with young people who have been “pushed out” of school.

Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno

VOCES on PBS

Adios Amor – The Search for Maria Moreno

The discovery of forgotten photographs prompts a search for an unsung labor organizer heroine.

Porvenir, Texas

Porvenir, Texas

Porvenir, Texas

Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town.

Weekend in Havana

Weekend in Havana

Join Geoffrey Baer in Havana to experience the color, culture, and history of the seductive city.

Cocaine Prison

Doc World

Cocaine Prison

Follow the lives of indigenous Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade. The film bridges the widening gap between the North & South and offers a new perspective to the War on Drugs being waged.

Learning Resources

Houston Public Media and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for students, parents and teachers. Below are just a selection from many of these online learning resources.

Who Are Latinos?

Lesson Plan, Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Who are Latinos? What does the term Latino American reference? In this quick, introductory activity, students consider their own preconceptions of Latinos, view a trailer for the documentary series Latino Americans and identify new topics questions to investigate further.

Voter Mobilization in Texas

Video, Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez set new precedents as a state legislator and later a member of Congress. He fought off a segregation backlash and held big dreams for his community. But for a new generation of Chicano activists, like José Luis Gutierrez, this approach was too slow. South Texas becomes home to the newly formed La Raza Unida party. By focusing on voter registration and correcting gerrymandering, Willie Velasquez finds a third way between the gradualism of Gonzalez and the radicalism of Gutierrez.

Rita Moreno & West Side Story

Video, Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the smash hit West Side Story sets the story of Romeo & Juliet in the contemporary context of street gang turf wars. It’s a double-edged sword that reinforces stereotypes about Puerto Rican youth but also catapults a young Rita Moreno toward the highest honors in Hollywood.

Houston Matters with Craig Cohen

Houston Matters with Craig Cohen is the region’s essential daily guide to the people, places, issues, and ideas that define Greater Houston.

Houston Matters with Craig Cohen

Houstons environmental failures, vegan and vegetarian restaurants, and Latino rap

Houston’s continued environmental shortcomings, ending the school-to-prison pipeline, the best vegan and vegetarian restauarants right now, and a closer look at the world of Latino hip-hop in Houston.

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse

Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues.

Town Square with Ernie Manouse

‘Latino USA’ host Maria Hinojosa on her life, career and finding her voice

Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa talks with us about her work as a journalist sharing stories of immigration in America, the importance of representation for the Latino community, and her new book adaptation, “Once I Was You: Finding My Voice and Passing the Mic.”

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I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

Hosted by Houston Public Media’s Eddie Robinson, I SEE U explores cultural identity through the stories of people and places that have been transformed by the effects of long-standing biases.

I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

I SEE U, Episode 34: We Don’t Talk About Inclusion!

Director Charise Castro Smith shares her unguarded thoughts on what the success of Disney’s ENCANTO means for other minorities who crave to tell their own stories

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