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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Melinda Lopez

La Plaza MASTER - CLOSED CAPTIONED Program #2804 Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Melinda Lopez Running Time: 26:37 Closed Captioned Patricia Alvarado 617-300-2289 patricia_alvarado@wgbh.org WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Melinda Lopez
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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

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Actress and playwright Melinda López's work explores the complexeties of the Cuban diaspora. Her latest work, Sonia Flew centers around a young girl who is put on a plane bound for the US soon after Fidel Castro rises to power.

The play premiered to outstanding reviews and audience support at Boston's Virginia Wimberly Theater. It is a production of the Huntington Theater Company. López is a recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for her plays God Smells Like a Roast Pig, and Midnight Sandwich.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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