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La Plaza; Frida Kahlo: A Painter’s Painter


Frida Kahlo: Portrait

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La Plaza
Frida Kahlo: A Painter’s Painter
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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

La Plaza series host Raquel Ortiz introduces a film portrait of Frieda Kahlo by David and Karen Crommie. At conclusion of film, Ortiz discusses Kahlo’s importance with in studio guest Hayden Herrera, art historian, critic, and freelance curator, who curated the 1978 Frieda Kahlo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Program is in English with Spanish subtitles, 1980.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Frida Kahlo: A Painter’s Painter,” 12/29/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0652C3B99CC4121ACBEAE7E986B960F.
MLA: “La Plaza; Frida Kahlo: A Painter’s Painter.” 12/29/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0652C3B99CC4121ACBEAE7E986B960F>.
APA: La Plaza; Frida Kahlo: A Painter’s Painter. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0652C3B99CC4121ACBEAE7E986B960F
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