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La Plaza; Affordable Housing: The Space


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La Plaza
Affordable Housing: The Space
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Premiered January 10, 1979- Officially La Plaza as a separate series title ended after season 28 (2006). It was replaced by the interview series: Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One which premiered in 2007.

Producer Raquel Ortiz anticipates that the bilingual series will serve as a plaza for the entire local Latino community. Ortiz also served as the host during the first season along with guest hosts. The program format varied from week to week, between musical specials, documentaries, in-studio debates, both locally produced and acquired. Spanish language programs were subtitled in English and English language programs were captioned in Spanish.

See January 1979 Prime Time Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 1/10/1979

Program Description

The problems and issues of affordable housing for the Hispanic community are examined in this segment through one of the first affordable projects currently under construction in Boston. One of the first art galleries to offer and alternative “space" to artists takes us behind the scenes as we watch the preparation and completion of two exhibits by and Argentine and a Japanese artist.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Affordable Housing: The Space,” 02/15/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10ACDF1E8E97494DB914A315599B2B75.
MLA: “La Plaza; Affordable Housing: The Space.” 02/15/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10ACDF1E8E97494DB914A315599B2B75>.
APA: La Plaza; Affordable Housing: The Space. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10ACDF1E8E97494DB914A315599B2B75
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