Event Date(s): 12/26/1999 | Event Location(s): Miami, Florida;New York City, New York;Marshalltown, Iowa; | Description: Young Hispanic girls twirl skirts and dance in show in Marshalltown, Iowa with graphic title supers seen. Aerial of downtown Miami, Florida with quick cuts to rolling shots of hotels seen. Low shot of palm tree leaf and sun seen. Roller skater waves. Men play dominoes. Close up on red and white dominoes. Street sign for Calle Jose Marti seen. Man at juice stand cuts coconut with machete. Aerial of Miami Beach and hotels seen. Palm trees seen. Low shot of Puerto Rican flag and sun seen. Close up panning shot of sign "Little Havana" seen. Hispanic men walk in little Havana neighborhood of Miami. Hispanic girl smiles at man drinking coffee at outdoor cafe. Woman walks with sun umbrella. Aerial of Miami skyscrapers seen. In interview singer Enrique Iglesias says Miami has changed completely, more Hispanics. Sailboats in harbor with Miami skyline in background across water seen. Hispanic men and women cross street. Hispanic women at outdoor cafe table seen. In voice over and interview Republican Florida Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart says it is a different Miami today than it was one month ago, more so than five years ago, you have to like it, if you don't like constant change you shouldn't live in Miami. Low shot of sun and intersection pans to landscape sign "Welcome to Calle Ocho" seen. Old men play dominoes. Store "Farmacia Luis" in little Havana seen. Men attach bicycle to display table outside store. NBC's Geraldo Rivera reports on camera in front of men playing dominoes. Rear shot of woman talking Spanish behind restaurant counter seen. Men drink coffee in restaurant. Waitress pours coffee through strainer for woman. Low shot of sun and palm tree leaf seen. Well dressed Hispanic woman gets into car. Hispanic man in suit walks and talks on cellular phone. Zoom on Ford car advertisement billboard "Esta Fly" seen. In interview Enrique Iglesias says anywhere you go in Miami one has to speak Spanish, even to apply for a job in Miami. Enrique and Geraldo walk down outdoor stairs near palm tree leaves. Pedestrians on crowded sidewalk seen. In interview Miami resident Tyrone Harris says influential Hispanics only look out for those who are bilingual and if one doesn't speak the language they automatically cut you out there, they are different ways of eliminating people. In interview English only advocate Enos Scerra (ph) says you better believe we're sick of it. Enos walks past shops with Spanish signs. Close up on shop window sign "Botanica Mistica", camera pans to list of services in Spanish seen. In interview Enos says he sees a foreign country, not of his making or choice and it is atrocious. In interview Lincoln Diaz-Balart says Hispanics in the United States are deeply patriotic, the fact they like their children to speak two languages should be admired and emulated. Iowa state flag flaps in wind on pole. Close up on weeds in field resolves to focus on horse and farm machine in field seen. Geraldo reports on camera on side of dirt road in Marshalltown, Iowa. Pancake batter is poured onto grill at Kiwanis pancake day event. Coffee pitcher is filled. Pancake is flipped. White girls eat pancakes. Announcer on stage welcomes the crowd. White people in the Cornflake Cloggers group perform step dance on stage. Kiwanis sign "We Build Marshalltown" seen. Batter is poured onto grill. Cornflake Cloggers hold hands and dance. White girl in cheerleading team laughs. Hispanic resident Sam Carvahall (ph) gets out of minivan. Hispanic girl carries bags near minivan. Girl in flamenco costume backstage with others seen. Hispanic girl puts on makeup. Girl in costume with lipstick on adjusts earring. Close up on girl watching unseen show seen. Cornflake Cloggers end dance with joined arms up and one leg up. Elderly white couple applaud. Boys and girls in flamenco costumes walk on stage. Woman puts sign on stage for the YSS Folkloric Group. Boys and girls dance on stage. Boy in sombrero spins. White cheerleader girls watch Hispanic dancers. Baptist Minister from Los Angeles, Dagoberto Zalella (ph) says grace for family at dinner table. Beef is taken from bowl and placed on tortilla. Girl pours Pepsi. Family eating seen. Girl bites into open face taco. In interview Dagoberto says this is his home, his community, wherever he goes people say Dago, Dago. Two Hispanic men cross street. Hispanic man carries baby on sidewalk. Close up on real estate For Sale sign seen. Real estate for sale sign with "sold" seen. In interview local columnist Biff Dysert (ph) says they (Hispanics) don't want to make an effort to fit in like other immigrants. Close up on hand tapping cigarette over ashtray seen. Biff smokes at typewriter with light beer can on desk seen. Biff smokes and types. In interview Biff says we have a new class of immigrants now that seems almost defiant, to drive around town with a Mexican flag on your antenna and make no attempt to become part of what I call a society where we all strive together, on the same page, obeying the same laws, speaking the same language. Geraldo reports on camera in front of the Swift& Company meat packing plant. Hispanic and white workers walk out of plant. Swift& Company sign seen. Guard shack and trucks leaving plant seen. Hispanic women and other workers walk out of plant. In interview Sam Carvahall says we do the hardest and dirtiest, low paying jobs because we need a job. Carvahall and woman in interview seen. In interview Carvahall says our dream is to be able to raise our family and make our kids become professionals. School bus drives by. Geraldo walks and talks with principal Kent Abrahamson (ph) in hallway of the Anson Middle School. Kent laughs with students outside. Hispanic girls and boys walk on campus. Hispanic girls seen. In interview Kent says there are lots of cultural issues, two different cultures meeting head on when they come here from Mexico or California. In interview Hispanic boy says one feels shy, you don't want to say anything because you don't speak English. In interview Hispanic girl says boys always tell her to go back to Mexico, why did you come here in the first place. White teacher asks class question in Spanish. Teacher watches boys and girls race to complete problems on chalkboard. White girl at table of Hispanics cheers. Teacher asks question in English, unseen teacher asks question in Spanish. Hispanic girl at desk seen. White boy at desk seen. In interview a white boy says it is a good learning experience having Latinos here because you get to learn a new language and get to grow up with great people. In interview Kent says demographically we are like an inner city school right here in Marshalltown, Iowa, I knew what I was getting into and was excited about it because I wanted to work in a school that reflected society at large and society in the future, the diversity is our greatest strength not a weakness. Low shot of priest glad handing with whites outside church seen. White family walks out of church. Hispanic man and boy watch white people leaving church. Low shot of church and sign "Misa en Espanol" seen. Hispanic couple sings in church. Hispanics sing in church. Little girl and baby boy with mother seen. Altar boy carries cross in aisle. Overhead shot of congregation in Spanish mass seen. Priest welcomes the congregation in Spanish. In interview Dagoberto says the first barrier they have is the language, that is the main problem in this community. White woman in hospital office asks man if he is Jose. Man lifts son with bandaged head off of scale and follows doctor. Woman in office says she just paged the interpreter and she will be here in five minutes. Dr. David Thomas tells man he speaks poquito Espanol and asks if he is the boys Papa. David looks at cut on boys head as other doctor cleans it. David talks to the boys family in Spanish. In interview David stitches boys forehead and says with pointing and pantomiming we can sometimes get by, when I start speaking Spanish, they start speaking English because they decide it is better than my Spanish. Close up on injured boy seen. Translator speaks to the father, camera pans to David with arm around boy. In clip from "Today" Summer Concert Series singer Ricky Martin performs "Livin La Vida Loca" for large crowd outside studio 1A on 1999-06-11 seen.