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La Plaza; Eye On Education: Twenty Days to Tenth Grade

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La Plaza
Eye On Education: Twenty Days to Tenth Grade
Program Number

LP 103

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

The atmosphere at Charlestown High School is grim as the school year ends. Good grades in regular Math and English classes, it appears, are not enough anymore. Half the ninth grade class has failed the new benchmark exams and is in danger of not being promoted to tenth grade. La Plaza’s 20 Days to 10th Grade takes viewers on an intense and emotional journey as we watch students and their teachers put everything on the line to prove themselves in a challenging environment of standardized assesment and high-stakes pressure. It all comes down to twenty days and a test. Producer Angelica Allende Brisk



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Eye On Education: Twenty Days to Tenth Grade,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C1651BEDF2F64102A139394393D38137.
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APA: La Plaza; Eye On Education: Twenty Days to Tenth Grade. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C1651BEDF2F64102A139394393D38137
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