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La Plaza; Chelsea: An All American City


LP Program 2104 Chelsea: All American City with subtitles

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La Plaza
Chelsea: An All American City
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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

In this 30 minute documentary, LA PLAZA introduces the city of Chelsea, where Latinos represent a sixty percent of its population. This show revises Chelsea's recent history as it presents some of the city's most influential citizens in their struggle to obtain political power for Latinos.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Chelsea: An All American City,” 01/30/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D91EB3C9FE9141C385D9DFCEEF1C4F69.
MLA: “La Plaza; Chelsea: An All American City.” 01/30/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D91EB3C9FE9141C385D9DFCEEF1C4F69>.
APA: La Plaza; Chelsea: An All American City. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D91EB3C9FE9141C385D9DFCEEF1C4F69
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