Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is public media's Latino-focused content developer and funder which provides programming to public television’s nearly 360 station s, multicast channels, and other media platforms.  Founded in 1998 with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, LPB has awarded over 10 million dollars to filmmakers nationwide, provided over 200 hours of national programming to PBS, and supported approximately 300 filmmakers per year through professional development initiatives for the advancement of Latino producers.

LPB and WETA produced Latino Americans, a landmark 3-part series that premiered on PBS in 2013. Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich history of Latinos who for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the largest minority group in the U.S.  LPB’s VOCES on PBS, is the only national documentary series on public media devoted exclusively to showcasing the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience. 

Other program highlights include: Reportero -nominated 2014 Emmy News and Documentary; The Longoria Affair -nominated 20 1 1 Emmy Outstanding Historical Programming; The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo - nominated 2006 Emmy Outstanding Cultural &  Artistic Programming ; The State of Arizona , Cine Golden Eagle 2014; Farmingville -Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2004; El General, Best Director, Documentary Film Award Sundance Festival 2009; American Experience :A Class Apart, Imagen award Best Documentary for Television ; American Experience: Roberto Clemente; American Masters: Cachao: Uno Mas and Orozco: Man of Fire; In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina; Mariachi High; John Leguizamo's Tales from a Ghetto Klown ; America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa; Race 2012, a PBS election special and many others.

For the classroom, LPB creates digital learning module from its funded productions and distribute them through PBS Learning; these resources on Latino history, culture and the arts enrich the learning experience of children of all ethnic backgrounds.

Latino Public Broadcasting was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award 20 14 (Latino Americans); 201 1 Norman Lear Legacy Award, Imagen Foundation.; and 2009 NCLR Alma Award for Special Achievement - Year in Documentaries.