2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards | PBS | Friday, October 9 at 10pm ET ft. Becky G, Pedro Martinez, Rita Moreno, Robert Rodriguez

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation invites you to celebrate the 2015 recipients of the 28th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.  The Awards premiere Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET as part of PBS’ Hispanic Heritage Month programming.

About the Awards

Filmed at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, DC, the program honors recipients of the 28th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Honorees include celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders selected by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields.

In 2015, the legendary Rita Moreno will host this special evening which is the country’s highest award paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The evening includes live performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists.

http://www.pbs.org/program/hispanic-heritage-awards/

2015 Honorees

Arts | Musician Arturo Sandoval, presented by Southwest Airlines

Education | The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, presented by Target

Healthcare | Healthcare Provider Maria Gomez

Legend | Singer Ana Gabriel

Sports | Hall of Fame Pitcher Pedro Martinez

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) | Dr. Vladamir Alvarado, presented by ExxonMobil

Vision | Director Robert Rodriguez, presented by Hershey’s

Inspira Award for serving as a role model for youth in the public eye | Singer Becky G

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