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La Plaza; Mango Blue


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La Plaza
Mango Blue
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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

Mango Blue, a Latino band composed of musicians from all over the world, performs original music from WGBH Studio A. The performance, an eclectic mix of musical influences from across Latin America is presented in a16x9 letter-boxed format. Mango Blue is the first digital widescreen production of WGBH Local Programming. It also won a New England Emmy 2000: Best Lighting, Best Sound.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Mango Blue,” 07/25/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1ABB5BA0891142DF8A91D5DE1AED35F9.
MLA: “La Plaza; Mango Blue.” 07/25/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1ABB5BA0891142DF8A91D5DE1AED35F9>.
APA: La Plaza; Mango Blue. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1ABB5BA0891142DF8A91D5DE1AED35F9
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