Hispanic Heritage Awards 2017

(Rochester, NY) - Established by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, the 30th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos, and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. The 30th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will air Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10pm on WXXI-TV.

Filmed on September 14th at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington DC, the Hispanic Heritage Awards will recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic leaders in various categories while also celebrating cultural pride and their great contributions to America. With the return of past honorees also expected for this very special 30th anniversary edition along with this year’s outstanding awardees, the Hispanic Heritage Awards will once again be one of the cornerstone broadcasts of PBS’ Hispanic Heritage Month programming.

The honorees for 2017 will be announced at a later date.  Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Carlos Gutiérrez, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Hoya, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Andy García, and others.



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