La Plaza; Family Stories
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- La Plaza
- Family Stories
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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
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.
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- Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “La Plaza; Family Stories,” 04/23/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 17, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D31076006C47469299FB358CFA598B93.
- MLA: “La Plaza; Family Stories.” 04/23/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 17, 2017. <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