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La Plaza; Pancho Villa and Other Stories


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La Plaza
Pancho Villa and Other Stories
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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

A remarkable oral history account of one of Mexico's most revered and controversial figures: Pancho Villa. At the center of Pancho Villa & Other Stories are the personal stories of men and women who were witnesses to the Mexican Revolution (1910-20).



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Pancho Villa and Other Stories,” 03/01/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 12, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B51B718EF9CF4DB7B5FC95CC6AEDF9B6.
MLA: “La Plaza; Pancho Villa and Other Stories.” 03/01/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 12, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B51B718EF9CF4DB7B5FC95CC6AEDF9B6>.
APA: La Plaza; Pancho Villa and Other Stories. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B51B718EF9CF4DB7B5FC95CC6AEDF9B6
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