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La Plaza
Caetano in Bahia
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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

Program Description

La Plaza kicks off its annual summer music festival with filmmaker Juan Mandelbaum's vibrant musical journey through Brazil with singer/songwriter Caetano Veloso.

The great singer/songwriter Caetano Veloso reflects on his eclectic career as he takes us on a vibrant musical journey, visits his hometown for the Sao Joao festival and shares insight into his creative process.

repackaged in 2002 Program 2416

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Broadcast program

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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