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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Richard Rodriguez


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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Richard Rodriguez
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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

Noted author and critic Ilan Stavans talks with celebrated essayist and journalist, Richard Rodriguez. Rodriguez is author of Hunger of Memory, Days of Obligation and the soon to be published work, Brown. For the last two decades, Rodriguez has been examining the meaning of class, ethnicity and race in America - and in his life.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Richard Rodriguez,” 03/01/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA051CA25629430B92BE38A26157EA5C.
MLA: “La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Richard Rodriguez.” 03/01/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA051CA25629430B92BE38A26157EA5C>.
APA: La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Richard Rodriguez. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA051CA25629430B92BE38A26157EA5C
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