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La Plaza; Battle for Control II - Aleman Galleries - Jai-Alai



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La Plaza
Battle for Control II - Aleman Galleries - Jai-Alai
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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

Program Description

The Battle For Control II- Roxbury’s future and the dangers of minority displacement and gentrification are analyzed in this segment. Aleman Galleries- An interview with Carmen Aleman, owner of Aleman Galleries, and a profile of Peruvian artist Fernando de Szyszlo. Jai-Alai- Originated in the Basque region of Spain, Jai Alai is a sport of growing popularity in the United States.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Battle for Control II - Aleman Galleries - Jai-Alai,” 11/20/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B0ED12B421245539BC7B6C5EE34DBEC.
MLA: “La Plaza; Battle for Control II - Aleman Galleries - Jai-Alai.” 11/20/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B0ED12B421245539BC7B6C5EE34DBEC>.
APA: La Plaza; Battle for Control II - Aleman Galleries - Jai-Alai. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B0ED12B421245539BC7B6C5EE34DBEC
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