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La Plaza; La Plaza in Studio B: Latino Entrepreneurs


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La Plaza
La Plaza in Studio B: Latino Entrepreneurs
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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

This series focuses on the Latino community, culture, and issues. See also VISTAS.

Are local Latino businesses passing by their share of the Latino dollar as non-Latino businesses cater to that community? La Plaza in Studio B talks to Latino entrepreneurs and business advisors about the challenges facing small business owners. Hosted by special guest WCVB-TV reporter Jorge Quiroga.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; La Plaza in Studio B: Latino Entrepreneurs,” 05/15/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2BA8CA0FE8864EABB41D4689FB78131C.
MLA: “La Plaza; La Plaza in Studio B: Latino Entrepreneurs.” 05/15/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2BA8CA0FE8864EABB41D4689FB78131C>.
APA: La Plaza; La Plaza in Studio B: Latino Entrepreneurs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2BA8CA0FE8864EABB41D4689FB78131C
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