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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Jorge Castaneda
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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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Jorge Castañeda has his sights set on the Mexican presidency. Educated in the United States and Europe—he has a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne—Castañeda says a 2006 victory is within reach.

Although he's considered a long-shot by many observers, the former Foreign Minister and leading Latin American intellectual is unperturbed, convinced that his independent candidacy will resonate with Mexicans desperate for political change.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Jorge Castaneda,” 03/28/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1F3F5E283E7B4AE381214CFC10C77BD9.
MLA: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Jorge Castaneda.” 03/28/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1F3F5E283E7B4AE381214CFC10C77BD9>.
APA: La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Jorge Castaneda. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1F3F5E283E7B4AE381214CFC10C77BD9
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