The Longoria Affair

Overview

After Private Felix Longoria died in WWII while serving with the U.S. Army in the Philippines, the funeral director in his hometown of Three Rivers, TX, denied his family's request that Longoria lie in state because he wasn't white. He was also slated to be buried in a separate part of the cemetery, cordoned off by barbed wire. Written, directed, and produced by John J. Valadez and narrated by Tony Plana, The Longoria Affair follows what happened next, including the involvement of then-Senator Lyndon Johnson and ...
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Overview

After Private Felix Longoria died in WWII while serving with the U.S. Army in the Philippines, the funeral director in his hometown of Three Rivers, TX, denied his family's request that Longoria lie in state because he wasn't white. He was also slated to be buried in a separate part of the cemetery, cordoned off by barbed wire. Written, directed, and produced by John J. Valadez and narrated by Tony Plana, The Longoria Affair follows what happened next, including the involvement of then-Senator Lyndon Johnson and activist Dr. Héctor García.
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Special Features

Trailer; Bonus video
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • UPC: 841887013956
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,684

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Plana Voice Only
Technical Credits
John Valdez Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Pamela A. Aguilar Co-producer
Merril Stern Editor
Judith Vecchione Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Independent Lens: The Longoria Affair
1. Introduction [5:31]
2. The Longoria Affair [5:50]
3. Kennedy Vs. Garcia [11:23]
4. LBJ's Solution [6:13]
5. Consequences [7:23]
6. A Continued Partnership [5:44]
7. The Struggle for Equality [8:34]
8. Credits [:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Independent Lens: The Longoria Affair
   Play Film
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Eternally Divided
      P360 Short: "The Longoria Affair"
   Setup
      Spanish Audio: On
      Spanish Audio: Off
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
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