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La Plaza
Back on Track
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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

Puerto Rican jockey Dyn Panell was a top rider at Boston's Suffolk Downs for much of the 2001 horse-racing season. But at New Hampshire's Rockingham Park, the 21 year-old Panell is in fifth place. Dyn is a seasoned rider with over four hundred wins under his belt, but an old back injury is reducing his number of victories. Hoping to rescue his career in the few weeks remaining in the summer meet, Panell sets his sights on a couple of big races. It is a must win situation against tough odds.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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