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La Plaza; Como Hacemos


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La Plaza
Como Hacemos
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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

La Plaza follows jazz vocalist Mili Bermejo to Mexico where her musical roots lie. Bermejo came to Berklee College of Music in the late 70’s to study jazz and to grow musically. Today, Mili represents a new breed of Latin musicians who have made the crossover in Boston. Her music speaks of the immigrant experience and of the nostalgia she and most other immigrants feel for their homelands. Some of her compositions reflect her social activism, bred by the Cuban Revolution, the fall of Salvador Allende in Chile, and the Vietnam War.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Como Hacemos,” 01/02/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A818C41309CC4B6EA0F7B016930677DA.
MLA: “La Plaza; Como Hacemos.” 01/02/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A818C41309CC4B6EA0F7B016930677DA>.
APA: La Plaza; Como Hacemos. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A818C41309CC4B6EA0F7B016930677DA
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