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La Plaza
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

For nearly 10 years, the Green Valley Camp in North San Diego Country served as home to hundreds of migrants from Mexico and Latin America. Their presence has created uneasy feelings among many of their more prosperous neighbors. This is the story of an unprivileged community, their surroundings, and their struggle to survive in this country. First broadcast in 1991.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; UNEASY NEIGHBORS,” 10/30/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8E232645119543539D803AFEE1D58B6A.
MLA: “La Plaza; UNEASY NEIGHBORS.” 10/30/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8E232645119543539D803AFEE1D58B6A>.
APA: La Plaza; UNEASY NEIGHBORS. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8E232645119543539D803AFEE1D58B6A
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