La Plaza; Last Chance: DNA
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- La Plaza
- Last Chance: DNA
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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
Since the advent of DNA testing in criminal cases, more than one hundred convicts in the United Sates have been exonerated. Benjamin LaGuer has spent nineteen years in the Massachusetts prison system for a brutal rape he claims he did not commit. He is now awaiting the results of a DNA test that could set him free. The authorities claim he is guilty. What will the DNA results say?
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- Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “La Plaza; Last Chance: DNA,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 26, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DCD6F7358444D8DA12ADB23282D81F3.
- MLA: “La Plaza; Last Chance: DNA.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 26, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DCD6F7358444D8DA12ADB23282D81F3>.
- APA: La Plaza; Last Chance: DNA. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DCD6F7358444D8DA12ADB23282D81F3