34th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Friday, October 8 at 9 p.m.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards was created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. It’s among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions and features top Latino leaders being honored by top performers and personalities.

Join host John Leguizamo, and celebrate Latino excellence as Carlos Santana, Salma Hayek, Ivy Queen, Ron Rivera, Kali Uchis and Latina NASA engineers receive the 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards. With performances by Cimafunk, Gabriella Reyes, Kali Uchis, Leslie Grace, Black Pumas, The Mavericks, Alex Cuba, Ally Brooke and Juanes. With a special retrospective on 60 years of “West Side Story.”

The Awards, modeled after last year’s PBS broadcast, will feature more intimately filmed performances and Honoree segments captured on location across the United States and Latin America. Last year’s program had the highest ratings and reached more people in the PBS Broadcasts’ history with Awardees including Bad Bunny, Selena Gomez, Linda Ronstadt, Jessica Alba, John Lewis and our Farmworkers, with performances by Sebastian Yatra, Jessie Reyez, Sech, Calma Carmona, Flor de Toloache and a grand finale tribute to Linda Ronstadt anchored by The Mavericks featuring Latina vocalists: Joy Huerta of Jesse and Joy, Lupita Infante, La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia, Gaby Moreno and Carla Morrison.

Watch it on WHYY-TV 12.

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