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La Plaza; El Dia Que Me Quieres

El dia que me quieres

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La Plaza
El Dia Que Me Quieres
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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

A non-narrative film investigating death and the power of photography. El Día que me Quieras is a meditation of the last picture taken of Ernesto Ché Guevara, as he lay dead on a table surrounded by his captors, in Bolivia in 1967. The film centers on an interview with the photographer Freddy Alborta, the photos taken by him and recollections of that day.



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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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