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La Plaza
Ediciones del Norte - Julia Perez - La Form
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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

La Plaza goes to the mountains of New Hampshire, home of Ediciones del Norte, a pioneering publishing house of new Latin American works. In the next segment, meet Julia Perez, one of the many unsung heroines of our community, who works for the recognition and the rights of women veterans. La Form, a short humorous claymation by Miguel Picker, tackles the conflicts between art and reality.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Ediciones del Norte - Julia Perez - La Form,” 04/27/1988, GBH Archives, accessed April 24, 2024,
MLA: “La Plaza; Ediciones del Norte - Julia Perez - La Form.” 04/27/1988. GBH Archives. Web. April 24, 2024. <>.
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