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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Davíd Carrasco

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Davíd Carrasco
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LP 206

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

Carrasco, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures and Harvard Divinity School faculty member, discusses Mesoamerican religions.

David Carrasco is a world-renowned scholar of Mesoamerican religions. His most recent project has been as editor-in-chief of “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures." He ha srecently joined the faculty of the Harvard Divinity School to continue his research in the contemporary and historical study of religions.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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