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La Plaza; Cuba, La Cuna del Daiquiri


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La Plaza
Cuba, La Cuna del Daiquiri
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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

Shows the lives of Cuban citizens during the time know as the “Special Period”. Without the approval of the Cuban government the filmmaker ventures into the homes of ordinary Cuban families who, in surprisingly candid interviews relate the story of their struggles to survive in the socialist Cuba of the 1990’s.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Cuba, La Cuna del Daiquiri,” 12/31/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C84C82899CC8460291FFAEB9C8C9C6C2.
MLA: “La Plaza; Cuba, La Cuna del Daiquiri.” 12/31/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C84C82899CC8460291FFAEB9C8C9C6C2>.
APA: La Plaza; Cuba, La Cuna del Daiquiri. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C84C82899CC8460291FFAEB9C8C9C6C2
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