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La Plaza; Guardians of Pride


LP 1807: Guardians of Pride

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La Plaza
Guardians of Pride
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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

Schools accross the United States have experienced an increase in the number of Spanish-speaking children and children from minority ethnic backgrounds. La Plaza visits public schools in Massacussetts to explore how teachers address in creative ways the issues of ethnicity and identity of a predominantly diverse educational setting.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Guardians of Pride,” 10/10/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A49ED494D85B494C8257A95DCDC75388.
MLA: “La Plaza; Guardians of Pride.” 10/10/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A49ED494D85B494C8257A95DCDC75388>.
APA: La Plaza; Guardians of Pride. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A49ED494D85B494C8257A95DCDC75388
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