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La Plaza; Murals, Murals


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La Plaza
Murals, Murals
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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 look at muralists in the Boston area, especially one group of artists who, in the summer of 1978, worked on a 12’ x 40’ mural (now lost) which was erected in the Boston Common and painted in public. Guest for the show is Eva Cockroft, a muralist herself and author of “Towards a People’s Art: The Contemporary Mural Movement." Additional in-studio guests include: Valerie Jayne; Esteban Picker; Wen-Ti Tsen; Arnold Trachtman; Dana Chandler; Nyna Brael Polumbaum; Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg; John Mahoney; Sister Catherine Green; and Sister Patricia Geoghegan.

In Spanish with English subtitles.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Murals, Murals,” 12/24/1978, GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024,
MLA: “La Plaza; Murals, Murals.” 12/24/1978. GBH Archives. Web. February 23, 2024. <>.
APA: La Plaza; Murals, Murals. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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