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La Plaza
Beisbol! For Export
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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

First broadcast in 1992.

Tony Pena and Carlos Quintana illustrate the fervor for baseball in their native Dominican Republic in this encore broadcast during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Dominican Republic produces more Major League baseball players than any other country beyond the U.S. This documentary explores the social and economic context that breeds the stars of this “All-American” game. We follow the stories of both young hopefuls and established stars such as Tony Peña.

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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Beisbol! For Export,” 05/04/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_618009716DFA4D8696FD46F5CA125ECB.
MLA: “La Plaza; Beisbol! For Export.” 05/04/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_618009716DFA4D8696FD46F5CA125ECB>.
APA: La Plaza; Beisbol! For Export. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_618009716DFA4D8696FD46F5CA125ECB
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