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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Alberto Vourvoullas-Bush

La Plaza MASTER - CLOSED CAPTIONED Program #2807 Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Vourvoulias-Bush Running Time: 26:20 Closed Captioned Patricia Alvarado 617-300-2289 patricia_alvarado@wgbh.org WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Alberto Vourvoullas-Bush
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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

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In 2005, veteran journalist and scholar Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush was appointed the Executive Editor of the nation’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa. El Diario is the number one newspaper in New York with a daily readership of 243,000 and a circulation of more than 50,000. Before joining El Diario, Vourvoulias-Bush was the Deputy Editor of Time Magazine’s Latin America Edition. Prior to his work at Time he spent four years at the Council on Foreign Relations and worked as a lecturer at New York University and an instructor at Yale University. Bush speaks with Ilan Stavans about the growing importance of Spanish language media in the U.S.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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