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La Plaza; Spic Out


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La Plaza
Spic Out
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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

Spic Out is the world's first ever presentation of lesbian and gay Latino theater. It presents the work of young and talented performance artists such as Marga Gómez, Beto Araiza, Carmelita Tropicana, Enrique Oliver, and Paul Bonin-Rodríguez. La Plaza explores their individual experiences and presents selected excerpts from each performance.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Spic Out,” 02/10/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E2013A9C4B04F92BBE7DEA4DFCB3F6F.
MLA: “La Plaza; Spic Out.” 02/10/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E2013A9C4B04F92BBE7DEA4DFCB3F6F>.
APA: La Plaza; Spic Out. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E2013A9C4B04F92BBE7DEA4DFCB3F6F
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