Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 6:00pm

Ruben Salazar during his tenure as news director of the Los Angeles Spanish-language TV station, KMEX.

Credit: Courtesy of Courtesy of the Salazar family

Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 

At the heart of the story is Salazar’s transformation from a mainstream, establishment reporter to primary chronicler and supporter of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to Latinos — many of whom had criticized his reporting during his lifetime. Adding to the Salazar mystique is that the details of his death have been obscured in the ensuing four decades. Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle airs Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. on WXXI World.