Ken Burns, you are better than that!

by Rory O’connor
UNITED NATIONS – /, … Read More…

War and Remembrance

By Belinda Acosta
Austin Chronicle
March 30, 2007

Natatcha Estébanez

Last week was a very sad week, punctuated by what’s turning out to be an even sadder turn of events. Producer and director Natatcha Estébanez died March 15 at the age of 45. She left her mark all over … Read More…

Is Ken Burns Anti-Hispanic?

By Laurence Jarvik
March 29, 2007
Laurence Jarvik Online

According to Josphine Hearn’s article in The Politico, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus seems to think think that he is–because his latest PBS documentary about World War II fails to include a single Hispanic veteran:
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has joined a campaign to include Hispanics … Read More…

When it comes to Latinos’ part, ‘The War’ is strangely amnesiac

By Carlos Guerra
San Antonio Express News
February, 9, 2007

If World War II was America’s “last good war,” for U.S. Latinos, it was what first made them visible — if only to a point.

Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez was the Dallas Morning News’ border-area reporter in 1991 when she interviewed Pete … Read More…

The World War II Heroes Ken Burns Forgot

Jorge Mariscal
Hispanic Link Weekly Report

Ralph Mariscal, Jr. graduated from Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles in 1941. Only a few months later, he would become a U.S. Marine. Like thousands of other young Mexican Americans, he deployed to the Pacific Theater and served for the duration of the war.

One … Read More…