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Old 01-21-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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KLRN has already started to air the 24-episode documentary series "Children of the Revolución.

It will focus on narrating the story of Mexican immigration that occurred because of the Mexican Revolution which began 100 years ago which greatly added to the native population of Tejanos who had existed in Texas before it was part of the United States as well as other immigrants who later came.

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Their story was part of the confluence of cultures — including Mexican, Native American, Chinese, Irish, Italian and German — that filled South Texas in the first half of the 20th century.

“The Rio Grande and the cities of San Antonio and El Paso were very much like an Ellis Island,” Sosa says at the episode's outset.
'Children of the Revolución' shows positive side of immigration - San Antonio Express-News

The documentary series will be using testimonials of descendants layered over photos from that era which is similar to the style of documentaries directed by Ken Burns, director of "The Statue of Liberty", "The Civil War", and "The War",

My Story, a local production company, also took part in this project.

The first episode features Rosemary Catacalos, director of Gemini Ink and a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Edith McAllister, illustrious socialite who has served on many nonprofit boards and the daughter-in-law of former Mayor McAllister, John Phillip Santos, a filmmaker and journalist among other things who was the first Mexican-American Rhodes Scholar, Kathryn O'Rourke, faculty in the Art History department at Trinity University, and Henry Cisneros, former mayor, as well as others.

The second episode will feature family stories from Alex Briseño, former San Antonio City Manager and now Chairman of SAWS, as well as his sister, Susie Briseño Morales.

Lionel Sosa is the host and executive producer. Mr. Sosa founded the now largest Hispanic advertising agency in the country and has been a Hispanic media advisor for seven Republican presidential candidates starting in 1980 with Ronald Reagan. (link)

Kathy Sosa, an artist and designer as well as a gallery owner, has also put herself into this project.

For those who missed the first episode and are interested in watching can find it airing again this Sunday at 3:30 am and again at 5:30 pm on KLRN channel 9. New episodes will be broadcast every Thurdsay night at 8:30 pm.


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Old 01-21-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Sounds exciting! I'm a KLRN junkie so I'll be setting the DVR for that.
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