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La Plaza; Heatwave: Jorge Dalto


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La Plaza
Heatwave: Jorge Dalto
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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

Series Description: Series of performances and documentaries on Latino musicians Paquito D'Rivera, Jorge Dalto, and Mongo Santamaria.

“Winner of eight platinum-selling albums, pianist Dalto leads his Inter-American Band in the vibrant strains of contemporary Latin jazz.” (DIAL April 1984).



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Heatwave: Jorge Dalto,” 03/19/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFC2D092BA5A49AC9DA6C5F05F7979CD.
MLA: “La Plaza; Heatwave: Jorge Dalto.” 03/19/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFC2D092BA5A49AC9DA6C5F05F7979CD>.
APA: La Plaza; Heatwave: Jorge Dalto. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFC2D092BA5A49AC9DA6C5F05F7979CD
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