Series
Sonrisas
Episode Number
No. 5
Episode
El Derecho de Estar
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-zc7rn31j3z
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Description
Episode Description
"In the carriage house, the youngsters discover a young Mexican who speaks little English and who introduces himself as Roman, Dona Rosario's new gardener. Captivated by Roman's kindness, humor, and knowledge of herbal medicine, the children--when introducing their new friend to Johnny and Harry--press for more details about his background. Noticing that Roman is unnerved by these inquiries, the adults rightly conclude that Roman is a 'mojado,' a 'wetback,' and Ratoncito overhears their talk about Roman's illegal entry into the country. Harry is torn between his duty as a police officer and his friendship with Roman. The children, in their loyalty to Roman, accuse Harry and Johnny of caring more about laws than about people. They are proved wrong when Harry finds a way to honor duty and friendship, and all combine their efforts to help Roman become a legal resident."--1979 Peabody Awards entry form. 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. This episode has to do with illegal immigration, when the children meet Dona Rosario's new gardener, Roman. He teaches the kids about some of the uses of plants, and he tells them about the history of cowboys in Mexico and English words that came from Spanish. When Harry finds out that Roman is in the country illegally, he struggles with what he should do as a police officer. The kids are angry because they think Harry is going to report him, but he actually helps Roman become a legal resident.
Broadcast Date
1979-11-07
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:27.332
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Credits
Actor: Campos, Eloisa
Actor: Yorke, Tamra
Actor: Llorens, Rafael
Actor: Terry, Andre
Actor: Guerrero, Rosanna
Actor: Cantu, Juan Carlos
Actor: Porter, Harry
Actor: Gutierrez, Johnny
Actor: Guerrero, Fernando Jr.
Actor: Batista, Frances
Assistant Director: Villarreal, Homer A.
Associate Producer: Korn, Mina
Director: Devany, Edward
Producer: Tanguma, Ramon H.
Producer: Lewis, James
Producing Organization: KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
Producing Organization: KLRN (Television station : San Antonio, Tex.)
Writer: Larangeira, Crispin
Writer: Tafolla, Carmen
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-4385ebe33e0 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:32:28
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Citations
Chicago: “Sonrisas; No. 5; El Derecho de Estar,” 1979-11-07, 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 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-zc7rn31j3z.
MLA: “Sonrisas; No. 5; El Derecho de Estar.” 1979-11-07. 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 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-zc7rn31j3z>.
APA: Sonrisas; No. 5; El Derecho de Estar. 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-zc7rn31j3z