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La Plaza; Quilapayun



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La Plaza
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

Quilapayun has maintained a reputation as a leading voice of the “New Chilean Song" movement. This documentary features the history of the group using historical footage of Chile.

Repackaged as program 911 for broadcast in 1987.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Quilapayun,” 10/27/1986, GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2021,
MLA: “La Plaza; Quilapayun.” 10/27/1986. GBH Archives. Web. March 3, 2021. <>.
APA: La Plaza; Quilapayun. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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