Daily Archives: March 28, 2018

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The Salinas Project

One hour south of the wealthy Silicon Valley, and 20 minutes east of the affluent Carmel area, sits the city of Salinas. The city is located at the head of a fertile valley – an area brought into public consciousness through the stories of John Steinbeck. On the east side of Salinas, in the predominantly Latino neighborhood known as Alisal, poverty, deplorable housing conditions and gang violence are a part of daily life.

THE SALINAS PROJECT profiles several children of migrant farm workers living in Alisal. Without resources, and sometimes undocumented, their future looks uncertain yet they cling to the hope of a better life. The film goes beyond the mainstream media representations to shine a light on the problems in East Salinas and highlight the successes of this often marginalized community. In the face of adversity, the young people of Salinas strive to improve their social and economic realities by educating themselves and changing their lives, one generation at a time.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 11, 2018 at 3:00 am (1 hour long)

GI Jews – Jewish Americans in World War II

Discover the story of these brave servicemen and women who fought for equality and tolerance around the world. Featuring new interviews with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Henry Kissinger, the late Bea Cohen and others.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Airs on WXXI-World the following dates and times:

  • April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • April 13, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • April 13, 2018 at 8:00 am
  • April 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm


Latino Americans: War and Peace

This series tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration;and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series covers the 1500s to the present day.

Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands – yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 11, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour long)
Watch Online at PBS.org