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La Plaza; Getting to Fenway

APT Master Béisbol Dream closed captioned APT version, originally La Plaza 2302

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La Plaza
Getting to Fenway
Program Number

LP 105

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

A film by Patricia Alvarado about Manny Delcarmen, who made history by becoming the first Boston High School baseball player in over 30 years to be drafted by the Red Sox. But getting drafted is just the first step. Before Manny can play, he has to have an offer from the Red Sox that is acceptable to his father, former professional baseball player Kuki Delcarmen. If there is no deal, Manny will attend a small college in Marianna, Florida, but once he enrolls in school, the Red Sox will lose their right to sign Manny and the deal will die. Negotiations seem to have stalled, but Manny is not willing to let his béisbol dream die.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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