How TV Networks Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, television networks are unveiling lists of themed content, including new campaigns, sports broadcasts, live specials and more.

Among this year’s programming options is NBCUniversal and Telemundo’s “Come With Us,” an initiative that includes special programming and digital elements designed to reach audiences in both English and Spanish. The campaign will begin on “Today” and “Hoy Dia”, followed by an on-air roadblock during prime time. Telemundo will also integrate social media initiatives including “Latinos Imparables” and “Unstoppable Women”. NBCUniversal will integrate segments and specials from NBC News and MSNBC, including “Generation LatinX”, “Dis (Owning) Hispanic” and “The New Latino Landscape”.

Additionally, NBC Sports will spotlight Latino artists contributing to murals with “On Her Turf” showcasing Latino athletes participating in social roadblocks; CNBC Digital will spotlight prominent business leaders from the Latinx community; Universal Kids will spotlight young Latinx people sharing the icons that inspire them; and Peacock will celebrate Latinx icons in film and comedy.

Ovation Now broadcasts to various Latin American venues and Latinx celebrities, including the documentary “Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am”, the episode “Inside the Actors Studio” with Jennifer Lopez and the episodes “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations ”Bourdain has traveled to in Mexico, Chile, Panama and more.

Read the full list of Hispanic Heritage Month programs below. (More programs will be added to the list as the networks announce titles.)

“Paley Front Row Presented By Citi: A Tribute To Hispanic Achievements On Television” (YouTube, now streaming) – AP entertainment reporter Marcela Isaza hosts a conversation between NBC News Senior National Correspondent and NBC News Now Presenter Tom Llamas; Jessica Mendoza, ESPN baseball and softball analyst; and actor, producer and activist Wilmer Valderrama. They discuss Hispanic accomplishments on television as well as their own travels. Watch the conversation here.

“PaleyImpact: The Growing Influence of Hispanic Voices in Journalism” (YouTube, now streaming) – Fututo Media Founder Maria Hinojosa hosts a conversation with Hispanic TV reporters to discuss the importance of having diverse perspectives on issues that matter to the Hispanic community . Panelists include Univision News presenter Ilia Calderón, Noticias Telemundo and NBC Nightly News Saturday presenter José Díaz-Balart, CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, journalist and producer María Elena Salinas, and ABC News presenter and Chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega. Watch the conversation here.

“Paley Center Hispanic Heritage Month:” Malverde: El Santo Patrón “” (YouTube, now streaming) – The cast and creative team of Telemundo’s upcoming drama “Malverde: El Santo Patrón” share how they recreated Mexico from the late 1800s and early 1900s to tell the story of the story of the legendary Mexican bandit Jesús Malverde, played by Pedro Fernández. Watch the conversation here.

“CBS Saturday morning” (CBS, September 25) – A profile on former NBA player Carmelo Anthony.

“CBS Matins” (CBS, Sept. 29 at 7 a.m.) – Mireya Villarreal will talk about how a woman’s diagnosis of lupus and the resulting dietary restrictions led her family to start Siete, a gluten-free Latino food company.

“PaleyFrontRow presented by Citi:” Red Table Talk: The Estefans “” (YouTube, September 30) – Gloria Estefan, Lili Estefan and Emily Estefan discuss upcoming episodes of their Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk: The Estefans” and the importance of authentic portrayals of Hispanic women in the media. The conversation will start on Paley Center YouTube Channel.

“CBS Sunday morning” (CBS, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.) – A profile on artist, social activist and potter Roberto Lugo.

“CBS Matins” (CBS, Oct. 4 at 7 a.m.) – Lilia Luciano will interview Rita Moreno about portraying Latinx in Hollywood and the obstacles she faces in her acting career. Luciano will also interview screenwriter and producer Gloria Calderon-Kellett.

“Paley Center Hispanic Heritage Month:” Vencer El Pasado “” (YouTube, October 6) – Actors Angelique Boyer and Sebastian Rulli and showrunner Rosy Ocampo discuss the return of Televisa and Univision’s “Vencer El Pasado” telenovela. The conversation will be previewed on the Paley Center for Media YouTube page.

“CBS Saturday morning” (CBS, October 9) – A profile on Washington head football coach Ron Rivera.


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