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La Plaza; From Here To There


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La Plaza
From Here To There
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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 search to reveal a father’s untold past and an exploration of the Colombian, Irish and American roots of the family. A look a the issues of family and identity. Filmmaker Maria Teresa Rodríguez explores questions of family history provoked by her father's death.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; From Here To There,” 12/01/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A08C9E4F19C45BE931D17C9573A0246.
MLA: “La Plaza; From Here To There.” 12/01/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A08C9E4F19C45BE931D17C9573A0246>.
APA: La Plaza; From Here To There. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A08C9E4F19C45BE931D17C9573A0246
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