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La Plaza; Doble Jornada, La


In Spanish with English subtitles

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La Plaza
Doble Jornada, La
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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

La Plaza Producer and host Raquel Ortiz introduces the film “The Double Day” a 51-minute documentary produced and directed by Helena Solberg-Ladd. A double day is what this working woman leads, carrying one job outside her home and one inside. This documentary looks at how different classes view this situation, and are organizing to help bring about changes for their children’s lives, if not for their own.

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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Doble Jornada, La,” 12/28/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E24D049B79874925B0AB7A1552A4758F.
MLA: “La Plaza; Doble Jornada, La.” 12/28/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E24D049B79874925B0AB7A1552A4758F>.
APA: La Plaza; Doble Jornada, La. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E24D049B79874925B0AB7A1552A4758F
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