Must see TV
I just reviewed La Raza de Colorado a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary. I was
anxious to see this production and reviewed the one-hour episode La Historia,
part one of a two-part documentary about the history of Latinos in Colorado.
This segment airs on PBS at 9 p.m. on June 27.
I was pleasantly surprised. This episode covers the 1500s to the 1940s. Yes,
1500s, long before the pilgrims landed as they exclaim in most history books.
“This, simply put, is not your traditional historical documentary. It’s a rich
and colorful production that hopefully will set new standards for how
documentaries are done from now on, “ said Lisa Olken, series producer told me
in February. “ It’s also not a typical Anglo whitewashed view of Mexican, Latino
or Hispanic history and culture. It’s their history as told through the people
who lived it - their experiences, their remembrances and their analysis of the
people, trends and events that shaped the Latino community in Colorado.”
This program is well done; it should be must see TV for all middle school and
high school students. You can watch this program as a family. Record the
program, and then get together with the extended family, including those over
60. Many of you will find that the older ones will provide more insights into
the history being rendered.
Make it a point to see this special program. Mark it down now: Monday night, 27
June at 9 p.m. You will be glad you did.