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.

Recent Episode

A Restaurant without Barriers

03:32

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

05:29

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

Losing ‘Home’

02:00

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

Advocating for Justice After A Wrongful Conviction

06:35

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

Harlem Grown, An Oasis In New York City

03:00

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

Lidia’s Chopped Salad

02:07

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

A Gathering of Truly Inspirational People

02:15

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