The War controversy opens doors for Latinos at PBS

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“Call it a guilt trip or a cultural awakening, but some Latino filmmakers feel that the controversy over Ken Burns’ upcoming World War II documentary has unexpectedly opened doors for their work at PBS,” reports the AP. Before The War‘s premiere on Sept. 23, PBS has scheduled to air five programs featuring Latinos. The program about marketing to (and representing) Latinos– Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream (Sept. 12)–lines up with PBS’s educational goals: “To a certain degree, Brown Is the New Green feels like a primer on Latino society for older white Americans — a big part of PBS’ audience.”