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La Plaza; Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting


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La Plaza
Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting
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

Black & White French film by directosr Raoul Ruiz ( also spelled Raul Ruiz -- a Chilean exile living in Paris ) based on the writing of Pierre Klossowski. Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings and a hidden political crime and societal scandal. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to explain the series significance.

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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting,” 04/04/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DD5027A30724353B2863E66987C291D.
MLA: “La Plaza; Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting.” 04/04/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DD5027A30724353B2863E66987C291D>.
APA: La Plaza; Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DD5027A30724353B2863E66987C291D
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