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La Plaza; Little Mexico: El Barrio


Little Mexico: El Barrio

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La Plaza
Little Mexico: El Barrio
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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

Takes viewers to the area just north of downtown Dallas where many Mexican immigrants begin their lives in the US. The flavor, aroma, customs, and language from Old Mexico transplanted to an area just north of downtown Dallas, Texas - Little Mexico - where many immigrants from Mexico settle to begin their lives in the U.S.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Little Mexico: El Barrio,” 01/20/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F8394978F5044FEBD45CB007B0B152D.
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