Lidia Celebrates America

In this hour-long Lidia Celebrates America special, Lidia travels from big cities to small pockets of rural America, both in person and virtually, to share the inspiring stories of a diverse group of resilient Americans who have overcome extraordinary odds in their own lives, found purpose in serving their communities, and turned their loss into inspiring accomplishments.

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Funding for LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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A Restaurant without Barriers


Lidia visits a barrier-free restaurant, for those with disabilities, in East Harlem, NY.

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A Simple Wish for a Former Foster Child


Watch Lidia and former foster child Kristen Thomas prepare a Panzanella Salad.

Losing ‘Home’


Lidia connects with a family who lost their home to Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Advocating for Justice After A Wrongful Conviction


Over Zoom, Lidia and Attorney Jarrett Adams prepare one of her favorite pasta recipes.

Harlem Grown, An Oasis In New York City


Lidia meets the people behind Harlem Grown, an urban farm in New York City.

Lidia’s Chopped Salad


Watch Lidia and former foster child, Kristin Thomas, prepare a Chopped Salad together.

A Gathering of Truly Inspirational People


Lidia celebrates with some of the inspirational people she met, making her latest special.