Submitted by Paul S. Statt
The conversation starter
Boston Globe, May 1

From a story about "Maria Hinajosa: One-on-One" on PBS:

"From 2001 through last year, La Plaza had produced a similar show called "Conversations With Ilan Stavans." Producers decided to go in another direction, according to a WGBH spokeswoman, and Stavans, who has been openly critical of WGBH, said he too wanted to move on."It was a terrific five years. I loved doing the show," says Stavans, a professor of Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College whose final guest on the show was Hinojosa. "As time went by, I became worried of the way PBS and WGBH were ghettoizing Latino issues. . . . I hope that Maria's show is successful, and I hope that people are starving for more in-depth [interviews], something that goes beyond what has been done and opens up our community at the higher level.""