Presidential front-runners in both political parties are making special efforts to court Latinos – and for good reason: Hispanics could play a critical role in Texas, California, New York and Florida, which carry the largest blocs of electoral votes. “Texas and the Latino Vote” – a joint project by WFAA, KERA 13, KERA 90.1 and KUVN (Univision) – focuses special attention on the opportunities and challenges confronting Hispanics in 2000. Disputing the myth that Latinos don’t vote and presenting historical and cultural perspectives on civic engagement, the documentary will be made available to an extensive television and radio audience that will reach prime-time viewers and listeners of Texas public broadcasters, Univision and Belo affiliates in the state’s largest cities.
Co-produced by KERA and independent producer Hector Galán.
Production credits: Hector Galán, Producer; Rick Leal, Field Producer; Rick Thompson, Executive Producer; Sylvia Komatsu, Executive in Charge