THE WILD PONIES OF CHINCOTEAGUE follows the annual Chincoteague wild pony swim and auction, as well as one teenager’s journey to buy her first foal. The one-hour documentary begins with a legend. In the 17th century, a Spanish galleon crashed off the Virginia coast. In the hold was a band of ponies.
Trekker Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian food. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created an intriguing cuisine.
Journey back to 2002 to learn how past appraisals fare in today’s market, including: Spanish earrings and a dragonfly brooch; a Carleton Watkins Yosemite album; and an 1840 Alfred J. Miller painting.
Bridges Trace the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and the cha-cha as they swept the U.S. from East to West. Examine how Latin music infiltrated rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s.
Explore the case of Mexican-American women who claim they were coercively sterilized at a Los Angeles hospital in the late 1960s and 1970s. Meet the mothers, young Chicana lawyers and whistle- blowing doctors who exposed the shocking practice.
Il Volo is a young trio of tenors that has won hearts across America with their exquisite vocals. In this live concert of love songs filmed in Miami Beach, Florida, the group performs “Questo Amore,” “I Bring You to My Senses,” “We Are Love” and other songs in Spanish, English, Italian and French.
From AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006) through the first season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS (2012), Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been helping people identify relatives hidden for generations. Professor Gates employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of a diverse group of 30 guests.
Original air date: Tues., Feb. 24, 2009 Program Director for Searider Productions Leslie Wilcox talks story with Waianae High School alumnus Candy Suiso, who returned to the school as a Spanish teacher and then helped to create the nationally acclaimed student media center – Searider Productions.