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La Plaza; Arturo Sandoval and His Band


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La Plaza
Arturo Sandoval and His Band
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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

Considered by Dizzy Gillespie as one of the most outstanding trumpeters in the jazz world, Arturo Sandoval demonstrates his talent and remarkable technique.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Arturo Sandoval and His Band,” 03/10/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20B96D94B6954230A060CB29754C7CCF.
MLA: “La Plaza; Arturo Sandoval and His Band.” 03/10/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20B96D94B6954230A060CB29754C7CCF>.
APA: La Plaza; Arturo Sandoval and His Band. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20B96D94B6954230A060CB29754C7CCF
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