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La Plaza; From Here and There


LP Program 1810 From Here and There with sub titles

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La Plaza
From Here and 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

Like millions of Latino yougsters, Pablo and Alejandro Picker struggle to balance their Latino roots with American realities. At home they learned about their Chilean heritage and felt proud of it. But once they started going to school they faced a different reality. Follow these two brothers through their emotional journey as they search for their identity.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; From Here and There,” 05/17/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B88B1E7A9DE4E4B8584FC8B0087E558.
MLA: “La Plaza; From Here and There.” 05/17/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B88B1E7A9DE4E4B8584FC8B0087E558>.
APA: La Plaza; From Here and There. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B88B1E7A9DE4E4B8584FC8B0087E558
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