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La Plaza; Family Stories

04/23/1996

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Series
La Plaza
Program
Family Stories
Program Number

1805

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

La Plaza visits five Latino-American families in Boston who face the challenge of raising their kids within the American culture while maintaining their Latino traditions. This documentary explores the role of family anecdotes in creating identity, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Creators
Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “La Plaza; Family Stories,” 04/23/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D31076006C47469299FB358CFA598B93.
MLA: “La Plaza; Family Stories.” 04/23/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D31076006C47469299FB358CFA598B93>.
APA: La Plaza; Family Stories. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D31076006C47469299FB358CFA598B93
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