CET celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month on-air, online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 7, 2012

For more information, please contact

Kellie May

CET Promotions & Communications

513-345-6511

kmay@cetconnect.org

 

CET celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month on-air, online

 

Cincinnati – Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, is a great opportunity to honor and commemorate the achievements, cultures and histories of those with Hispanic ancestry.

 

CET will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through October with a variety of special programs including the following:

 

Renaissance of Mata Ortiz: Follow the amazing story of how an intrepid American adventurer and a brilliant self-taught Mexican artist transformed a dying desert village into a home for world-class ceramics – 8pm Wednesday, Sept. 19, and at 10pm Friday, Sept. 21, on CET Arts.

 

Danza Folklorica Escenica: El Sello Artistico de Rafael: This documentary traces the development of Mexican folklorico dance – designed to vibrantly display the cultural diversity of Mexico – with choreographer Rafael Zamarripa – 9pm Wednesday, Sept. 19, and at 11pm Friday, Sept. 21, on CET Arts.

 

POV:  El Velador (The Night Watchman): Follow a guard as he watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords – 10:30pm Thursday, Sept. 27, on CET.

 

American Masters: Cachao: Uno Mas:  The Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez was a maestro of legendary status on the world stage and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time – 10pm Friday, Oct. 5, on CET.

 

Voces on PBS: Tales of Masked Men: Mexican wrestling and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico are explored – 11pm Sunday, Oct. 7, on CET.

 

Voces on PBS: Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart: A gutsy team of women rodeo riders vie to represent the US at the National Charro Championships – 11pm Sunday, Oct. 14, on CET.

 

Voces on PBS: Unfinished Spaces: Three architects in their 80s may get a chance to revitalize a project they began in Cuba in 1961 – 11pm Sunday, Oct. 21, on CET.

 

Voces on PBS: Lemon: A poet/performer tries to bring his story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons – 11pm Sunday, Oct. 28, on CET.

 

FOCUS: Hispanic Heritage Month 2012: Host Kathy Lehr talks to P&G Latin American Consumer Relations Manager Maria Molina and Hispanics Avanzando Hispanics President Neil Comber about the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month and what Cincinnati is doing to celebrate. This program is available online at www.cetconnect.org/video/focus-celebrating-hispanic-heritage-month-2012.

 

For previews and additional information, please visit our special Hispanic Heritage Month webpage at www.CETconnect.org/hispanic-heritage. If additional Hispanic Heritage Month programs are added to the CET Arts channel in October, we’ll post updates online.

 

For more about the CET Arts channel, including where to find it on your television, visit www.CETconnect.org/cet-arts.

 

 

CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents; 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.

 

CET serves viewers and residents in the following counties: Adams, Brown , Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Springfield and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union and Wayne in Indiana; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Trimble in Kentucky.