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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Dagoberto Gilb

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Dagoberto Gilb
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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

Writer Dagoberto Gilb talks about his years of work as a construction worker and carpenter and the struggle to publish his first book. In his conversation with Ilan Stavans, Gilb discusses his passion for writing about women, love, and lust.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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