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Joseph Tovares

executive producer, La Plaza, WGBH

Joseph Tovares is the Executive Producer of La Plaza, the Latino production unit at WGBH/Boston. Tovares has editorial supervision over all La Plaza productions local, national, specials and interactive including the nationally distributed series, Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One. Prior to his work at La Plaza, Tovares was the Series Editor at *American Experience*. Mr. Tovares is the producer of *Zoot Suit Riots*, a one-hour film for American Experience about Mexican American youth in 1942 Los Angeles who dared to challenged the unwritten social codes of wartime LA and paid a heavy price. Mr. Tovares is also the producer of *Remember the Alamo*, a film about the Mexican community in Texas in the years leading up to the battle of the Alamo and the war for Texas independence. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Tovares is a graduate of the School of Public Communication at Boston University and holds a master's degree in Radio-Television-Film from the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.