ABC-Owned TV Channels Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with New Special “Our America: Todos Unidos”
ABC Detained TV Stations Call On The Public To Join In Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 As They Launch New Special Our America: Todos Unidos.
What is happening:
- ABC-owned TV stations to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 with cross-platform news special Our America: Todos Unidos streaming on September 15.
- In addition to its streaming debut, the special will also air on ABC-owned television stations, National Geographic, FX and Free form throughout the month.
- Our America: Todos Unidos examines the cultures, traditions and diverse experiences of Hispanic and Latino communities through first-hand accounts and personal stories.
- The special is produced by ABC-owned television stations Race and Culture executive producers Mariel Calizo Myers, Porsha Grant and Nzinga Blake, and is hosted by Anabel MuÃ±oz, Los Angeles-based Race and Culture reporter, ABC7 / KABC-TV.
- Our America: Todos Unidos highlights the voices of this diverse and multiracial community with roots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Venezuela and more, as they honor their heritage and express their identity. Stories, topics and individuals featured in the special include:
- Edward James Olmos & Latino Film Institute – Award-winning actor, activist and founder of the Latino Film Institute, Edward James Olmos, shares his mission to introduce the art of cinema to young children in Southern California. Olmos and the CEO of the festival, Rafael AgustÃn, show how this brand of art can change the life of a young person while being a source of cultural pride.
- Latino | Latinx | Hispanic – The meaning of each term, how they overlap and why they are important to the community. The ongoing debate is discussed in first-person accounts representing various regions, generations, and nations of Hispanic and Latino descent. People proudly share how they identify with themselves, explore the meaning of terms and highlight the diversity within the community.
- Separated and reunited – In this moving story we learn the story of Mabel Gonzalez and her three sons who together fled their native Honduras but were separated for years when Mabel was deported. The eldest son shares his personal journey to become a caregiver to his brothers while their mother worked to return to the United States.
- Mas Masa – Various cultures, a common ingredient: Masa! Venezuelan, Mexican and Salvadoran chefs demonstrate how their respective communities use masa to prepare dishes unique to their cultures. Recipes steeped in nostalgia for immigrant families and considered a staple in many Latino homes.
Where to watch:
Saturday, September 18
- KTRK-TV Houston (11:35 p.m. CDT)
- KABC-TV Los Angeles (10:00 PM PDT)
- KGO-TV San Francisco (9:00 p.m. PDT)
- KFSN-TV Fresno, Saturday (10:00 p.m. PDT)
Sunday 19 September
- WABC-TV New York (1:00 p.m. EDT)
- WLS-TV Chicago (11:00 p.m. CDT)
- WPVI-TV Philadelphia (2:00 p.m. EDT)
- WTVD-TV Raleigh Durham (2 p.m. EDT)
Sunday September 26
- National Geographic
- FX (8 a.m. EDT)
- FX (9 a.m. EDT)
Monday September 27
- Free form September 27 (11:00 a.m. EDT).