Among the many Spanish language shows I’ve been watching lately (see my last post), one of the best is “Las Joyas de México”, or The Jewels of Mexico. It’s a half-hour documentary about various sites in Mexico, airing on HITN-TV at 7 PM Central on Sundays. There are repeats at other times as well.
HITN is DirecTV channel 438, and is also available on DishNetwork on channels 843 & 9401. According to the HITN-TV website, some cable systems in major US cities carry the network as well.
Las Joyas de México features well-produced stories about interesting sites in Mexico, and I find the Spanish to be easier than most shows. Unfortunately, there’s no closed captioning available, but I think most students of Spanish will be able to follow enough of the dialogue to make it worth tuning in.
The series has its own website, at http://www.lasjoyasdemexico.com, although it doesn’t have much information about the actual shows.