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La Plaza; Lo Que Hace el Amor



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La Plaza
Lo Que Hace el Amor
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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

Aired in 2 parts: May 10 and 17, 1980

Songs dedicated to the PuertoRican/Latin American mother. Danny Rivera and Broadway star Priscilla Lopez deicate thier songs to the Puerto Rican/Latin American mother.

Also known as What Love Does.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Lo Que Hace el Amor,” 04/03/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27B1E30F3749460F96614A3883BC6C8B.
MLA: “La Plaza; Lo Que Hace el Amor.” 04/03/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27B1E30F3749460F96614A3883BC6C8B>.
APA: La Plaza; Lo Que Hace el Amor. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27B1E30F3749460F96614A3883BC6C8B
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