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La Plaza; Danny Rivera in Concert



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La Plaza
Danny Rivera in Concert
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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

This program offers us a glimpse at the popular Latin American singer during his 1978 US concert tour. The program includes excerpts from a concert in Hartford, CT and an exclusive interview taped for La Plaza. With host Raquel Ortiz, Rivera talks about his music, why he chooses the kinds of songs he does, and his goals for himself and his people.

In Spanish with English subtitles.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Danny Rivera in Concert,” 01/20/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A72A8BD4C6FA4ED8B2F2B489E5B8C3FB.
MLA: “La Plaza; Danny Rivera in Concert.” 01/20/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A72A8BD4C6FA4ED8B2F2B489E5B8C3FB>.
APA: La Plaza; Danny Rivera in Concert. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A72A8BD4C6FA4ED8B2F2B489E5B8C3FB
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