A Message From the President

In September and October, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Latino heritage and culture.  To learn more about this important part of our culture, you can find powerful programs to immerse yourself in a rich history and new perspectives.

La Frontera with Pati Jinich dives into the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border, with the award-winning host and resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute. Watch for a fresh perspective into an area of America’s culinary landscape.

American Masters returns with Becoming Helen Keller, which explores the famous disability advocate’s pioneering work in human and civil rights. You can also journey into historical legends with Secrets of the Dead, where modern science provides new insight into everything from neanderthal gender roles to Ferdinand Magellan's epic voyage, through a mix of reenactments, computer-generated imagery and first-hand accounts.

British history and heritage also pop up on public media this month. Prepare for Baptiste’s second season, arriving this October as retired detective Julien delves into Budapest’s corrupt underworld. Grantchester also returns this month — season six of the midcentury vicarage drama debuts on WFYI on October 3.

Finally, those of you who enjoyed the Sick podcast during its first season will be thrilled to know season two is heading to your ears this fall. We’ll announce more details about these new episodes soon, but for now, feel free to listen for the first time or binge season one again anywhere you get your podcast.

We’re thrilled to bring you such a diverse array of stories, entertainment and documentary film here at WFYI, empowered by you, our members. From the whole team, let me say that we look forward to always being here for you as the year continues.


Greg Petrowich
WFYI President and CEO