Cinco de Mayo and Other American Traditions

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On Saturday, millions of Americans will celebrate a holiday that's not what it seems to be. On Cinco de Mayo, it'll be all things Mexican from LA to Denver to New York City.  But the day will be celebrated in only one small part of Mexico itself. It's about as Mexican as pastrami burritos. Whatever its history, it's a lot of fun, and gives us a chance to talk about the assimilation of US and Mexican cultures into each other. Also, LA's Homegirl Café -- as theater. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Rupert Murdoch: Finance, Politics and Journalism.

Banner image: Cinco de Mayo parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2007. Photo by Rena Dehler

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Anna Scott, Gideon Brower