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September 10, 2013 | By Public Programs Staff

Latino Americans is a three-part, six-hour documentary film that will chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The series executive producers are Jeff Bieber and Dalton Delan for WETA, and Sandie Viquez Pedlow for LPB. The series producer is Adriana Bosch. The supervising producer is Salme Lopez. The producers are Nina Alvarez, Dan McCabe, Ray Telles, and John Valadez. The associate producers are Sabrina Avilés, Yvan Iturriaga, and Monika Navarro.

Broadcast date: Tuesdays, September 17, 24, & October 1, 2013 (check local listings)

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle is a three-part documentary series on comic book heroes as reflections of American cultural values from 1938 to the present. Directed, produced, and co-written by Michael Kantor. Co-written by Laurence Maslon. David Davis, executive producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Broadcast date: Tuesdays, October 8 and 15, 2013 (check local listings)

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is a six-hour documentary series chronicling the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent over four centuries of remarkable historic events right up to today—when America has a black President yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. Written and presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Broadcast date: Tuesdays, October 22–November 26, 2013 (check local listings)

Latilno Americans received two grants; Superheroes received one grant; and The African Americans received one grant from NEH.