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La Plaza; Rainforest: Proving their Worth

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La Plaza
Rainforest: Proving their Worth
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

Figuero, a pharmacist at the mouth of the Amazon, once a student of an Indian shaman, has long made use of Amazonian oils, scents and extracts. Cosmetics and food are just some of the countless riches that can be harvested without destroying the rain forest. Join us in our travels to Brazil and Costa Rica as we follow traditional defenders of the rain forest and meet their New England partners, as they find economic incentives for the preservation of the rain forest. First broadcast in 1990, rebroadcast in 1991 as program 1307.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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