Don't miss a special Veterans Day broadcast this Saturday, November 11 on NJTV of "The Borinqueneers" in support of NJ4PR.org! This film is the first historical documentary to chronicle the never-before-told story of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Narrated by Hector Elizondo, the film explores the fascinating stories of courage, triumph and struggle of the men of the 65th through rare archival materials and compelling interviews with veterans, commanding officers and historians. Please consider making a donation at nj4pr.org - all proceeds will support crucial Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
“The Borinqueneers” premiered nationally on PBS in 2007 and on WTJX (the U.S. Virgin Islands' PBS station) in 2011. A Spanish expanded version was broadcast on WIPR (Puerto Rico's PBS station). The Armed Forces Network (AFN) is airing the film to more than 850,000 U.S. troops overseas. Many screenings have been organized in various major cities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
NJTV is available on Channel 8 (Optimum/Cablevision), Channel 50 (AT&T/DirecTV), Channel 23 (Comcast/FiOS), or Channel 523 (FiOS HD) - check your local listings for other cable providers.
“A passionate rejoinder to Ken Burns, whose World War II documentary drew sharp criticism from Latino and American Indian groups for initially ignoring their contributions during that war…. The Borinqueneers gives a once-storied Puerto Rican regiment its due.” – The New York Times