Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m.

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.

Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community — which had often criticized his reporting. 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.

Image: Journalist Ruben Salazar with his wife Sally and two of their three children.