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La Plaza; Share the Dream - Smoking Prevention



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La Plaza
Share the Dream - Smoking Prevention
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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

First broadcast in 1988 Share the Dream- Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, a scientist and the first Latin American astronaut to go on the Space Shuttle, shares with us his personal and professional experiences and goals for the future. Teen Smoke- This segment examines the possible alternatives for preventing teenage smoking among Puerto Rican adolescents.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Share the Dream - Smoking Prevention,” 04/01/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 4, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A5BCE0D8A28A44EE962B29979D465F67.
MLA: “La Plaza; Share the Dream - Smoking Prevention.” 04/01/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 4, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A5BCE0D8A28A44EE962B29979D465F67>.
APA: La Plaza; Share the Dream - Smoking Prevention. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A5BCE0D8A28A44EE962B29979D465F67
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