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La Plaza; La Raya


La Plaza / Cine Festival: La Raya

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La Plaza
La Raya
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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

London, 1896 - Don Agustin, a lighthouse keeper in El Hierro, a small town in the Canary Islands, believes British Cartographic Society's plans to move the Zero Meridian line from his town to Greenwich, England are unfair. Without any assistance from his fellow villagers, Don Agustin refuses to relinquish the status of El Hierro to the English without a battle. Directed by Andres Koppel. 35mm.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; La Raya,” 03/01/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DEDD0BE96730428CA733A6C5C6F20C0A.
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