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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Julian Zugazagoitia

La Plaza MASTER - CLOSED CAPTIONED Program #2809 Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Julian Zugazagoitia Running Time: Closed Captioned Patricia Alvarado 617-300-2289 patricia_alvarado@wgbh.org WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Julian Zugazagoitia
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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

Julian Zugazagoitia is the new director of El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution. Zugazagoitia is no stranger to the world of art exhibition. He served as the curator of numerous exhibitions internationally, was a member of the Director’s Office at the Guggenheim Museum, and served as the director of special projects at the Getty Conservation Institute. A native of Mexico City, Zugazagoitia holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne and is a graduate of L’Ecole du Louvre. Zugazagoitia talks with Ilan Stavans about the role of cultural institutions in the Latino community.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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