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La Plaza; Housing


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La Plaza
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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

Radio series. From the September 1972 WGBH Primetime program guide:

"Stateline is our new public affairs program that tackles the pressing issues of social reform...every Thursday night at 8, Panelists drawn from the state legislature and community groups come into our FM studios to debate everything from the rights of mental patients to no-fault divorce...you can participate by calling in your questions or comments on the special Stateline phone...at any time for playback during the program and the panelists' response."



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Housing,” 08/06/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73B55CE486FF4308BDBEA13D10E2157C.
MLA: “La Plaza; Housing.” 08/06/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73B55CE486FF4308BDBEA13D10E2157C>.
APA: La Plaza; Housing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73B55CE486FF4308BDBEA13D10E2157C
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