The Hidden History of a Substantial Minority ‘Latino Americans,’ a Six-Hour PBS Documentary

Have you ever heard about the American pilot who took off from an aircraft carrier on Dec. 7, 1941, for a routine check of its next port, Pearl Harbor? His last words were a desperate “Hold your fire” message, just before he was shot down — no one is sure by which side — as one of the first American casualties of World War II. That was Ensign Manuel Gonzales, as viewers will learn through “Latino Americans,” an important and enlightening three-part, six-hour PBS documentary that begins on Tuesday night.

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