During National Hispanic Heritage Month we speak with Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of the public radio show America Abroad. He’s written a companion book to the PBS documentary series called “Latino Americans: The 500-year Legacy That Shaped A Nation”.
In Florida, Suarez takes us from the Spanish occupation to Operation Pedro Pan in the early ‘60’s to the Mariel Boatlift in 1980 and today’s Cuban Miami. We even learn the importance of Desi Arnaz and “I Love Lucy”.
WGCU holds a preview screening of the PBS documentary series and a panel discussion with southwest Florida Latinos sharing their personal stories of growing up in this region. Hosted by WGCU’s Ashley Lopez, the event is Friday night, September 13 at 5:30pm at the Kleist Community on the campus of Hodges University in Fort Myers. Reserve your seat at wgcu.org/events.
WGCU-TV airs the PBS documentary series “Latino Americans”:
Sept. 17 @ 8-10pm channels: 101& 102
Sept. 24 @ 8-10pm channels: 103 & 104
Oct. 1 @ 8-10pm channels: 105 & 106