La Plaza; Arson for Profit
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- La Plaza
- Arson for Profit
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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
Three inner-city neighborhoods which have been the target of suspicious fires are focused upon in this documentary which also looks at the efforts made by Hispanic tenants’ groups to fight this frightening situation.
First broadcast in February 1982.
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- Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “La Plaza; Arson for Profit,” 02/08/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 22, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_692C3C855C2245FE9AEBC4C083A46129.
- MLA: “La Plaza; Arson for Profit.” 02/08/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 22, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_692C3C855C2245FE9AEBC4C083A46129>.
- APA: La Plaza; Arson for Profit. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_692C3C855C2245FE9AEBC4C083A46129