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La Plaza; Miles from the Border - Child Care - Housing


STEREO/DOLBY Magazine (Child Care, Miles From the Border, Housing Then & Now)

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La Plaza
Miles from the Border - Child Care - Housing
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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

First Broadcast in 1988 Child Care- An analysis of how families can increase their productive and creative capacity in the society with the help of child care. The second segment, Miles from the Border, centers around a Mexican family 20 years after they immigrated to California.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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