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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Tish Hinojosa
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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

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Ilan Stavans talks with singer Tish Hinojosa about South Texas, playing the guitar, and roots music. Tish Hinojosa was the youngest of thirteen children born to an immigrant family in San Antonio, Texas. She grew up listening to Spanish music in her mother’s kitchen and learned to play the guitar as a teenager. Hinojosa started writing songs after returning to Texas, following brief stints in New Mexico and Nashville. Sign of Truth is her fourteenth release



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Tish Hinojosa,” 04/15/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DB587F2ABB14EFB8EC52B4AED89EF6A.
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APA: La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Tish Hinojosa. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DB587F2ABB14EFB8EC52B4AED89EF6A
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