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La Plaza
Caribbean Express, The
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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 the first show of a new season, the eight-piece Latin jazz band, led by Argentininan composer Eduardo Berenstein, performs samba, jazz and Latin rhythms with guest vocalist Mili Bermejo of Boston.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Caribbean Express, The,” 11/14/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 20, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_191BB847F45A4561B8991B4D82C76277.
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APA: La Plaza; Caribbean Express, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_191BB847F45A4561B8991B4D82C76277
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