Series
Sonrisas
Episode Number
No. 1
Episode
The Horse of Pancho Villa
Producing Organization
KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
KLRN (Television station : San Antonio, Tex.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-r20rr1qt83
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Description
Episode Description
The show focuses on a Hispanic neighborhood in the city and the kids who live there, and it features dialogue in both English and Spanish. A child runs around the streets making mischief, and he witnesses a woman being evicted because her home is condemned. The building the kids play in is also condemned. They go to the city hall to try to get a new place built for the kids, but they are unsuccessful. The city is planning on replacing the building with a center for social services, and the adults in the neighborhood convince the kids that it will actually be helpful. The kids decide to go look for a place on their own, and after many unsuccessful tries, they find the carriage house of Dona Rosario. She tells them about the Mexican revolution and she tells them her story of meeting Pancho Villa outside her carriage house. She is evicted from her home, but the children help save it as a historic site, and she lets them play in her carriage house.
Series Description
"Some neighborhood youngsters learn how the larger society can affect their lives when the city condemns for demolition a run-down old building where they 'hang out' and play, but they learn, too, that people who think and act can have some affect on the forces of society. Upset by the loss of their treasured 'special place,' the children make several unsuccessful attempts to find a new place of their own. Then the carriage house of an aging neighbor, Dona Rosario, strikes them as a promising space. This notion appalls the old lady, who cherishes this spot where 'history was made' when she was a child, and the bandit-hero Pancho Villa, fleeing on his horse from Yankee soldiers, stopped to speak to her. When the carriage house, too, is to be torn down [the] kids are instrumental in saving it as a 'historic site,' and its grateful owner makes them welcome in their new 'special place.'"--1979 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1979
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:14.388
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Credits
Actor: Rendon, Jessie
Actor: Baldozo, Lupe
Actor: Aguero, Juan
Actor: Garcia, Garven G.
Actor: Garanzuay, Angela
Actor: Briggs, Cara
Actor: Guerrero, Fernando Jr.
Actor: Handley, Oliver
Actor: Smith, Arthelia Cookie
Assistant Director: Afflerbach, Chuck
Director: Devany, Edward
Producer: Lewis, James
Producer: Tanguma, Ramon H.
Producing Organization: KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
Producing Organization: KLRN (Television station : San Antonio, Tex.)
Writer: Lewis, James
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-b1f0c8e7c6c (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:32:31
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Citations
Chicago: “Sonrisas; No. 1; The Horse of Pancho Villa,” 1979, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-r20rr1qt83.
MLA: “Sonrisas; No. 1; The Horse of Pancho Villa.” 1979. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-r20rr1qt83>.
APA: Sonrisas; No. 1; The Horse of Pancho Villa. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-r20rr1qt83