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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Ron Unz


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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Ron Unz
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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

Program Description

Ron Unz is the controversial activist who organized and spearheaded a drive to rid California of its bilingual education system. In this timely and provocative one-on-one discussion, Unz speaks about his own upbringing, the development of his ideas about bilingual education and his plans to dismantle the system in Massachusetts.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Ron Unz,” 01/04/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3554DA68A21C42EF8D12FC5AA0AA7044.
MLA: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Ron Unz.” 01/04/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3554DA68A21C42EF8D12FC5AA0AA7044>.
APA: La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Ron Unz. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3554DA68A21C42EF8D12FC5AA0AA7044
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