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La Plaza
Succeeding in Science
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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

Latinos and Science examines the under- representation of Latinos in the sciences. Featuring interviews with top Latino scientists, the program delves into tough questions about why so few Latinos pursue a science education and why so many Latino science students abandon their dream.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Succeeding in Science,” 04/08/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BE779C4672DD4EEF9E3ECA845701590C.
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