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La Plaza; Long Way to Love, A

LP Program 1909: A Long Way to Love

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La Plaza
Long Way to Love, A
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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

A Long Way to Love is a half hour documentary about domestic adoption in the Latino community. Two families share the struggles andjoys of adoption. Sandra Acevedo, an adoption social worker, welcomes the La Plaza viewer into one of the few parenting classes in Massachusetts that is offered in Spanish. Wigh insight sprinkled throughout she explains the process parents must go through in order to adopt.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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