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La Plaza; Santo Padre y La Gloria, El


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La Plaza
Santo Padre y La Gloria, El
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Series Description

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

In 1987, Pope John Paul II visited Chile as part of his cruisade throughout Latin America. A year before, Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas were burned alive by Chilean policemen in Santiago. This documentary presents the Pope’s turbulent visit to Chile and his encounter with Carmen Gloria, who survived and has started a cruisade to denounce this crime.

Alternate title: El Papa y La Gloria



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Santo Padre y La Gloria, El,” 03/27/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10EB85C079C94743AA2E21F3840E5305.
MLA: “La Plaza; Santo Padre y La Gloria, El.” 03/27/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10EB85C079C94743AA2E21F3840E5305>.
APA: La Plaza; Santo Padre y La Gloria, El. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10EB85C079C94743AA2E21F3840E5305
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