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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: David Hayes-Bautista
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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

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David Hayes-Bautista is one of the leading scholars in Latino public health and is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health & Culture (CESLAC) at the University of California at Los Angeles. In his conversation with critic Ilan Stavans, Dr. Hayes-Bautista talks about some alarming new trends in Latino health.

To date, Hayes-Bautista has had more than 80 works published in such medical journals as Family Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, Family Practice, Academic Medicine, and La salud pública de México.

CESLAC houses Hayes-Bautista's research and provides a resource for training medical students, health care providers, and public health officials to manage the care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently, and economically.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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