Pivot, Univision To Air `Panoramica’ Doc

Pivot and Univison this Sunday will air the next installment of the documentary series Panoramica focusing on transgendered women.

The Dec. 14 Panoramica episode, Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity, follows the lives of three transgender women who left Mexico in hopes of building a life of safety and peace in Los Angeles, said network officials. The series is hosted by actress America Ferrera.

Pivot will air the documentary at 8 p.m. and Univision will air the show at 9 p.m., according to Univision officials.

Crossing Over shines a light on an important and underrepresented aspect of US immigration through these deeply personal stories,” said Belisa Balaban, Pivot executive vice president of Programming. Being transgender puts individuals in danger around the world, and we are privileged to share these stories of courage and perseverance.”

R. Thomas Umstead

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