September 11, 2013, 6:00 PM in the National Press Club Ballroom
Advanced Screening of the PBS Landmark Series Latino Americans with Companion Book Signing by PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation.
Ticketed Event: General admission$5, free for members. Books are $18 and must be purchased at the National Press Club on September 11. No outside books are permitted. Book sale proceeds support the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s training programs.
This collaborative venture by the NPC Events and Book & Author Committees opens the nation’s Hispanic Heritage Month. What better way to commence Hispanic Heritage Month than with a special screening of the landmark PBS Latino Americans series guided by NewsHour Senior Correspondent, Ray Suarez!
The National Press Club is pleased to screen segments of Latino Americans hosted by Ray Suarez with members of the production team. This three-part, six-hour documentary is narrated by Benjamin Bratt and premieres on PBS on three consecutive Tuesdays, September 17, September 24, and October 1, 8:00-10:00 pm. The series will be nationally broadcast in Spanish on VmeTV, for six consecutive Fridays, beginning September 20.
Latino Americans is a production of WETA Washington, DC, Bosch and Co., Inc. and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS). Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
Ray Suarez will describe segments of the six episodes that cover more than 500 years of Latino presence in this continent. After the screening, he will sign copies of his book "Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation." Mr. Suarez will only sign books purchased through the National Press Club. Copies will be for sale at the event for $18. No outside books permitted.
Reception during book signing with music.
The Press Club is located on the 13th floor, 529 14thStreet, NW, Washington, DC; entrance on 14th Street.
For details on the PBS series, and previews, www.pbs.org/latino-americans. Spanish language Vmetv.com.
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