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La Plaza; Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Maria Hinojosa

La Plaza MASTER - CLOSED CAPTIONED Program #2810 Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Maria Hinojosa Running Time: 26:38 Closed Captioned Patricia Alvarado 617-300-2289 WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134

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La Plaza
Conversations with Ilan Stavans: Maria Hinojosa
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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

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Maria Hinojosa, senior correspondent for the PBS series Now, anchor and managing editor of NPR's Latino USA, and former CNN correspondent, is one of the country's best known Latina journalists. She is the author of Crews: Gang Members Talk with Maria Hinojosa, based on her award-winning NPR report. Her latest book, Raising Raul, is a memoir about raising a Latino child in a multicultural society. Hinojosa is the recipient of the 1995 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for "Manhood Behind Bars," an NPR story that documented how jail has become a right of passage for men of all races.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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