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Watch these documentaries for Hispanic Heritage Month

KERA TV is proud to air the following documentaries honoring Hispanic Heritage Month 2023, celebrated from September 15 through October 15 across the U.S.

Watch these biographies, documentaries and performances on KERA channel 13.1 in North Texas, or watch online at during each broadcast time.

Sunday, September 17 at 4 p.m.

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It | American Masters

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.

Monday, September 18 at 9:30 p.m.

Santos Vive

Santos Vive details the history of Little Mexico, the first Mexican-American enclave in Dallas, Texas, and the murder of Santos Rodriguez in Dallas in 1973. To learn more, browse coverage about Santos, the 50th anniversary of his murder, and the film project at KERA News, right here.

Monday, September 18 at 11 p.m.

Bulls and Saints | POV

After 20 years of living in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives. Set between the backdrop of the rodeo rings of North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican hometown they long for, Bulls and Saints is a love story of reverse migration, rebellion, and redemption.

Tuesdays, September 19-October 3, at 8 p.m.

Becoming Frida Kahlo

Explore the life of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo in this three-part docuseries. See the major personal and political events of her life, including her stormy and devoted relationship with artist Diego Rivera, whom she married not once but twice.

Tuesday, September 19 at 9 p.m.

Sansón and Me | Independent Lens

Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes wants to document Sansón’s story, an immigrant serving life in prison. Unable to film Sansón, the documentary creatively shares his narrative through reenactments of his letters, featuring his own family as actors.

Wednesday, September 20 at 11 p.m.

The Pushouts | Voces on PBS

Meet Dr. Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member turned award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been pushed out of school for reasons beyond their control.

Friday, September 22 at 8 p.m.

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: Hecho en México

Before becoming part of the U.S., Los Angeles was a Mexican city. This episode pays tribute to the city’s roots and features beloved Mexican and Mexican American artists performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil. Tune in to watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, Natalia Lafourcade and La Santa Cecilia, plus Los Ángeles Azules performing with YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and Paolo Bortolameolli.

Saturdays at 3:30 p.m., September 23 through October 14

Pati’s Mexican Table

Pati embarks upon exciting and entertaining journeys, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico’s rich history and culture – and Pati’s personal experiences.

Monday, September 25 at 10 p.m.

Dolores | Independent Lens

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Wednesday, September 27 at 11 p.m.

Roberto Clemente | American Experience

Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. He would die in a tragic plane crash in 1972.

Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m.

36th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

Celebrate the recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Awards, created by the White House to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.

Friday, September 29 at 9 p.m. | Monday, October 2 at 10:30 p.m.

A Song for Cesar | American Masters

Trace the life and legacy of labor activist Cesar Chavez. Through interviews with Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Carlos Santana and more, see how music and the arts were instrumental to the success of the farmworkers’ movement Chavez helped found.

Friday, September 29 at 10:30 p.m.

Little Mexico: El Barrio | KERA

Explore the rich cultural heritage of one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, where individuals and families settled to begin new lives after immigrating from Mexico. Interviews, archival photographs, home movies and personal memorabilia create a historical record of this once-thriving community that encompassed the current Uptown, Arts District and Historic West End areas. An original KERA production.

Friday, October 13 at 9 p.m.

Orozco: Man of Fire | American Masters

The life of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), a life filled with drama, adversity and triumph, is one of the great stories of the modern era. Despite poverty, childhood rheumatic fever that damaged his heart and an explosion in his youth that cost him his left hand, Orozco persisted in his wish to become an artist.

Friday, October 13 at 10 p.m.

Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Austin Symphony Orchestra | Austin City Limits

In an unprecedented performance, Grammy-winning guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will be joined by over 30 musicians from the Austin Symphony Orchestra to bring to life their latest release In Between Thoughts…A New World on the ACL stage.