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La Plaza
Making of Don Gato, The
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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

La Plaza takes us backstage for the creation of a ballet version of “Don Gato en el Tejado”. This delightful children’s story from Medieval Spain comes alive in the 90’s through the magic of Boston Ballet Citydance program combined with the talents of composer Miguel Picker and choreographer Maj-Lis Jalkio.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Making of Don Gato, The,” 02/09/1996, GBH Archives, accessed January 26, 2022,
MLA: “La Plaza; Making of Don Gato, The.” 02/09/1996. GBH Archives. Web. January 26, 2022. <>.
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