TV Narrator

Edward James Olmos has lent his wonderful voice to a number of TV documentaries and productions over the years.

500 Nations

Synopsis: An 8-part series on the Native American tribes and indigenous peoples of North and Central America. Hosted by Dances With Wolves' Kevin Coster.

EJO's Role: Narrator/Voice

Air Date: April 20, 1995

Director: Jack Leustig

Producers: Robert Grossman, Smokey Forester, Lisa Sonne, Kevin Costner, Bernd Eichinger, Jack Leustig, John Pohl, Heather Rae, Ralph Tornberg, and Jim Wilson

Writers: Roberta Grossman, Lee Miller, Jack Leustig, W.T. Morgan, and John Pohl

Awards: Nominated for 1995 Casting Society of America for Best Casting for TV Miniseries

Trivia: "500 Nations" boasts some marvelous voice talents including Sir Patrick Stewart, Wes Studi, Graham Greene, Kurtwood Smith, and Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman

Links: View Trailer | IMDB.com | Wikipedia

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Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles

Synopsis: This documentary tells the story of the unique music that emerged from the barrios of the largest Mexican-America community in the U.S.

EJO's Role: Narrator

Air Date: Originally aired on December 14, 2008

Director: Jon Wilkman

Producers: Ruben Molina, David Reyes, Max Uballez, Tom Waldman, Jon Wilkman, and Nancy Wilkman

Writers: Jon Wilkman

Trivia: Latino Public Broadcasting helped produce "Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles". LPB was founded in 1998 by Edward James Olmos and Marlene Dermer. Mr. Olmos serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for LPB.

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A Class Apart

Synopsis: A look at a murder case (Hernandez v. Texas) that became a landmark in Mexican American civil rights.

EJO's Role: Narrator/Voice

Air Date: February 23, 2009

Director: Peter Miller and Carlos Sandoval

Producers: Peter Miller and Carlos Sandoval

Writers: Carlos Sandoval

Trivia: A Class Apart is a part of the PBS American Experience Series

Links: View Trailer | PBS Official page | IMDB.com: | Wikipedia: Hernandez v. Texas

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