PBS promised Wednesday to amend Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary series on World War II to include stories about Latino veterans after activists complained he ignored their contributions to the American effort.
Burns has also agreed to hire a Latino producer to help create the additional content, PBS said.
The 14-hour documentary, “The War,” is scheduled to premiere in September. PBS is hoping that it becomes as popular as Burns’ “The Civil War” was a decade ago.
The change represents “a big victory for the Latino community,” said Marta Garcia, head of the New York chapter of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.