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A radio adaptation of the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle. This documentary examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar.
At the heart of the story is his transformation from a mainstream, establishment Los Angeles Times reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s until he was killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970.
Featuring material from recently released files, the program removes Salazar from the glare of myth and martyrdom and offers a clear-eyed look at the man.
- Ruben Salazar, journalist
- Stephanie Salazar Cook, Ruben Salazar’s daughter
- Ernesto Vigil, Chicano activist
- Phil Montez, Ruben Salazar’s friend
- Danny Villanueva, former president and general manager of KMEX
- Bill Drummond, former LA Times reporter
- Bob Navarro, Earl Shorris, Steve Weingarten, Guillermo Restrepo, journalists
- Bill Thomas, former LA Times editor
- Julie Ruhlin, LA County Attorney
- Boris Yaro, former LA Times photographer
- Raul Ruiz, former editor and photographer at La Raza Newspaper
- Tom Wilson, former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy
- Jimmy Flores, witness.
- Producer: Jasmin Lopez
- Featured music: Chicano Batman: Live on WFMU with Gaylord Fields: Jan 11, 2015
- Special thanks: Phillip Rodriguez, City Projects, and PBS.
- Full documentary: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365231799/
- More: http://www.pbs.org/program/ruben-salazar-man-middle/
- City Projects: http://www.cityprojects.net/
- Ruben Salazar Project: http://rubensalazarproject.com/