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The Restoration of “Chicano I and II” with Frank H. Cruz, Veteran Broadcaster and Author

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” was a groundbreaking television series that first aired in July 1971 on KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, examining history and culture from the Chicano perspective as well as to explore contemporary issues facing the Mexican American community. Fifty years after the series originally aired, 10 programs comprising “Chicano I” have been digitized.Join us in conversation with Frank H. Cruz, then a history professor at California State University, Long Beach, who was host of the program. His recently published book, “Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood: The Adventures of Telemundo co-founder Frank H. Cruz,” details how the series was created.

Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

December 1, 2021 |  7:00 pm
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