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La Plaza; Conversation With Sonia Manzano, A


Original date: 2/23/1980 - 2/27/1980. Directed by George Rivera.

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La Plaza
Conversation With Sonia Manzano, A
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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

In interview with the actress who plays “Maria" on Sesame Street.

Best know for her role as Maria on Sesame Street,” Sonia Manzano discusses her career with host Raquel Ortiz



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Conversation With Sonia Manzano, A,” 01/22/1980, GBH Archives, accessed December 2, 2023,
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