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La Plaza; Wilfredo Chiesa: Artist Rafael Figueroa: Chelista



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La Plaza
Wilfredo Chiesa: Artist Rafael Figueroa: Chelista
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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

Winner of the 1986-87 Piatigorsky award, young cellist Rafael Figueroa displays his musical artistry in this first segment. The second segment is a profile of local artist Wilfredo Chiesa, who shares with us his art and creative techniques.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Wilfredo Chiesa: Artist Rafael Figueroa: Chelista,” 04/01/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 28, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F89F7DC837434EB1948273C1B225B732.
MLA: “La Plaza; Wilfredo Chiesa: Artist Rafael Figueroa: Chelista.” 04/01/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 28, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F89F7DC837434EB1948273C1B225B732>.
APA: La Plaza; Wilfredo Chiesa: Artist Rafael Figueroa: Chelista. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F89F7DC837434EB1948273C1B225B732
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