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La Plaza; Young Blood Musica

WGBH Master - Letterbox Version- Rafael Alcala Interstitial This is an interstitial that was edited from a longer episode of La Plaza called Young Blood Musica

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La Plaza
Young Blood Musica
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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

“Young Blood Música” is a La Plaza production featuring three up and coming Latino performers—Rafael Alcalá, Marta Gómez, and Robert Rosario. Part documentary, part performance, “Young Blood Música” explores the lives of three young Latino musicians on the cusp of success. La Plaza cameras will capture the characters as they rehearse as well as perform. In informal interviews they will speak of their years of hard work, roadblocks to success, and dreams for the future.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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