Interview: ‘Latino Americans’ Miniseries Documents Birth of a Movement

By David BrownSeptember 17, 2013 3:00 pm

To coincide with Hispanic Heritage month, PBS TV stations nationwide begin an historic six-hour documentary series tonight, titled “Latino Americans.”

Covering 500 years of history in six hours, it is the first major documentary series on the history and experience of Latinos in  America.

Watch Latino Americans on KLRU (18.1) Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm and Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm.  KLRU’s VME channel (18.4) will show the series in Spanish starting Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 pm.  Or watch online at


For KUT, David Brown interviewed one of the series producers, John Valadez. Listen to their conversation – and excerpts from “Latino Americans” – in the player above.