WGBH Openvault

La Plaza; Niños Deudores


License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

La Plaza
Niños Deudores
Program Number


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

This documentary explores the effect of Latin America’s multibillion dollar international debt on the region’s children.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Niños Deudores,” 04/15/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_282A685E535245A687EA3E722B3018AA.
MLA: “La Plaza; Niños Deudores.” 04/15/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_282A685E535245A687EA3E722B3018AA>.
APA: La Plaza; Niños Deudores. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_282A685E535245A687EA3E722B3018AA
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.