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La Plaza; Too Many Joses


Acquisition Program LP 2012 Too Many Joses

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La Plaza
Too Many Joses
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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

A Roslindale youth travels to Chicago for the Republican National Convention.

Follows the story of a boy from Roslindale who gets the chance to go to Chicago for the Republican Convention to confront Pat Buchanan about his comments of “too many Joses coming from the South”.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Too Many Joses,” 01/23/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7511F1638E104628B5DD21D8D9EA6F4E.
MLA: “La Plaza; Too Many Joses.” 01/23/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7511F1638E104628B5DD21D8D9EA6F4E>.
APA: La Plaza; Too Many Joses. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7511F1638E104628B5DD21D8D9EA6F4E
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