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La Plaza - Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One Previous Broadcasts

Tony Plana (Episode #209)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 -- 12:00 PM

Cuban actor and director Tony Plana has starred in movies such as An Officer and a Gentleman and JFK, and in TV series Resurrection Boulevard and CSI. Now millions of Americans know him as Ignacio Suarez, Ugly Betty's undocumented dad. Plana is also the co-founder and executive artistic director of the East L.A. Classic Theatre, a group dedicated to serving the Latino community through educational outreach programs and bilingual productions of traditional and contemporary classics. In this interview with Maria Hinojosa, Plana talks about his successful career, his role as an educator and how he became the poster child for immigration.

Maricel Presilla (Episode #205)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 -- 12:00 PM

Maricel Presilla, chef, restaurateur, and culinary historian, has been exploring the cuisines of Latin America and Spain for more than 30 years. Presilla, author of The New Taste of Chocolate, talks with Hinojosa about leaving Cuba, Latin American ingredients, and how Latino food is changing the American palate.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez (Episode #206)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 8, 2011 -- 12:00 PM

University of Texas professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez is the author of Mexican Americans and World War II and the co-founder of Defend the Honor, an online campaign created to preserve Hispanics' World War II legacy. Rivas-Rodriguez talks with Hinojosa about the PBS series The War, the Latino experience, and Latinos' contributions to World War II.

Leon Ichaso (Episode #207)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 -- 12:00 PM

Cuban-born Leon Ichaso started making films in 1967. He directed the films Crossover Dreams (starring Ruben Blades), Bitter Sugar, Pinero (starring Benjamin Bratt), and El Cantante (starring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony). Ichaso talks with Hinojosa about the making of El Cantante, his controversial career, and what is in store for the future.

Ana Ortiz (Episode #208)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 22, 2011 -- 12:00 PM

Ana Oriz has performed in dozens of theater and television shows, but she is best known for her portrayal of Hilda Suarez, the older sister of Betty Suarez on the hit TV series Ugly Betty. Ortiz talks with Hinojosa about her life in Hollywood, how show business is changing, and her dream job.

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