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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Jorge Ramos

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Jorge Ramos
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LP 205

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

Jorge Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision for the last fourteen years and has won seven Emmy awards for excellence in journalism. A best-selling author, he also writes a weekly column for more than thirty-five newspapers in the United States and Latin America, and provides a daily radio commentary to dozens of radio stations. His latest book, The Other Face of America, has become one of the biggest bestsellers in the Spanish language market. Host Ilan Stavans and Ramos examine the current wave of immigrants to the United States – a majority of whom come from Latin America – and the impact on this country.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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