CPB Funds Work on “The Latino Americans”

WETA Washington, D.C. and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) have formed a partnership to produce a multi-part documentary series for PBS chronicling the experience, influence and impact of Latinos on the American historical narrative. With the support of a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), research and development work has begun on The Latino Americans, slated to be broadcast in fall, 2011.

UNNATURAL CAUSES premieres nationally on PBS beginning Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 10PM

A groundbreaking new documentary series crisscrosses the country exploring how the social conditions in which Americans are born, live and work profoundly affect health and longevity, even more than medical care, behaviors and genes. This four-hour television and DVD series challenges fundamental beliefs about what makes Americans healthy - or sick - and offers new remedies for an ailing society.


Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2007) -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced its ninth annual Open Call newly funded programs. The funding initiative invites independent producers to submit proposals for funding on Latino-themed programs or series.


Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2007) -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced the appointment of Patricia Boero as LPB's new Executive Director. Boero brings decades of high-level expertise in the intersecting fields of philanthropy, filmmaking and socially responsible business. She was Director of the Sundance Institute's International Program, and Senior Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation where she managed media programs, including funding for major public radio and television series.

[Crompond, NY - May 15, 2007] - The experience of Latinos in the U.S. Army has rarely been portrayed in film. Now comes The Borinqueneers, the never-before-told story of the 65th Puerto Rican Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the U.S. Army. Narrated by Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope, Pretty Woman), this compelling 60-minute documentary relies on interviews with the regiment's veterans and rare archival footage to trace the unique experience of the 65th, culminating in the Korean War and the dramatic events that would threaten its very existence. The Borinqueneers premieres on June 7, 2007 on public station WMFE in Orlando, Florida, and on PBS stations nationwide in August (check local listings).