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La Plaza; Death in El Valle


Death in El Valle

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La Plaza
Death in El Valle
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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

Filmmaker C.M Hardt journeys to her family’s ancestral home in El Valle, Spain to uncover the truth behind the death of her granfather at the hands of Franco’s troops. The answers invariably lead to more questions until Hardt uncovers the identity and residence of one of the soldiers who may have pulled the trigger.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Death in El Valle,” 02/13/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B49F08D016D6451CBD7421E23D41C90E.
MLA: “La Plaza; Death in El Valle.” 02/13/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B49F08D016D6451CBD7421E23D41C90E>.
APA: La Plaza; Death in El Valle. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B49F08D016D6451CBD7421E23D41C90E
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