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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Enjoy the great lineup of programs and films showcasing the cultural contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders. 

Programming

Last Days In Vietnam: American ExperienceSaturday, May 2 at 10 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Lost Child: Sayon's JourneySunday, May 3 at 12 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Pacific Heartbeat - "Na Mele: Jerry Santos"Monday, May 4 at 12 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Pacific Heartbeat - "Road to the Globe"Monday, May 4 at 1 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Pacific Heartbeat - "Na Loea: The Masters II"Monday, May 4 at 2 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Independent Lens: Kumu HinaMonday, May 4 at 10 PM      
        
Filipino American LivesThursday, May 7 at 12:30 AM      
        
China's Challenges - "Can China be Harmonious?"Saturday, May 9 at 1 PM
Saturday, May 9 at 8 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus
      
        
Tea Lands of ChinaSaturday, May 9 at 7 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Our American Family: The FurutasMonday, May 11 at 3:30 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
China's Challenges - "Can China be Beautiful?"Saturday, May 16 at 1 PM
Saturday, May 16 at 7 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus
      
        
China's Challenges - "Does China's Civilization Matter?"Saturday, May 16 at 2 PM
Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus
      
        
Soul of the BanquetSunday, May 17 at 6 PM
Sunday, May 17 at 9 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus
      
        
Mulberry ChildSunday, May 17 at 10 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Lucky ChowMondays at 5 PM Starting May 18 on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Soul of a BanquetThursday, May 21 at 12:30 AM      
        
China's Challenges - "How Strong is China?"Saturday, May 23 at 1 PM
Saturday, May 23 at 7 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus 
      
        
China's Challenges - "How Modern is China?"Saturday, May 23 at 2 PM
Saturday, May 23 at 8 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus
      
        
Legacy of Heart MountainSunday, May 24 at 6 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Our American Family: The FurutasTuesday, May 26 at 7 PM      
        
Story of India - "Beginnings"Sunday, May 31 at 12 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Story of India - "The Power of Ideas"Sunday, May 31 at 1 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Story of India - "Spice Routes & Silk Roads/The Growth of Civilization"Sunday, May 31 at 2 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Story of India - "Ages of Gold"Sunday, May 31 at 3 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Story of India - "The Meeting of Two Oceans"Sunday, May 31 at 4 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
Story of India - "Freedom"Sunday, May 31 at 5 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Pearl River Delta: Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong: Quest for HarmonySunday, May 31 at 6 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Filipino American Lives - "Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade"Sunday, May 31 at 9 & 10 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Over Hawai'iSunday, May 31 at 11 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus      
        
Related Programming       
You Don’t know Jack SooGreat Performances at the Met: Nixon in China      
Japanese American Lives – “Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful”E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name      
Anna May Wong: In Her Own WordsJapanese American Lives – “Stories From Tohuku”  
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Tanglewood RevisitedLives Interrupted: The Takuma Ito & Go Matsuura Story  
China’s Challenges- “Are the Chinese People Happy?”Mulberry Child  
China’s Challenges- “Where is China’s Economy Going?"Pacific Heartbeat - "The Illness & the Odyssey"  
China’s Challenges- “Are the Chinese People ‘Real’ Citizens?”Independent Lens: Seeking Asian Female  
China’s Challenges- “China Can Produce. Can China Create?”Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings  
China’s Challenges- “What do the Chinese People Believe?”Mr. Cao Goes to Washington  
Pacific Heartbeat - "Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero"  
Over Hawaii   
Pacific Heartbeat - "Hula: Merrie Monarch Golden Celebration"   
Japanese American Lives –“Don't Lose Your Soul/Honor & Sacrifice”  
   

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After the Fall of Saigon Films

After the Fall of Saigon Films

Explore the migration of Fall of Saigon refugees to California in the late 1970's.

The Japanese American National Museum

The Japanese American National Museum

PBS SoCaL honors the Japanese American National Museum of Los Angeles.

Deborah Yao Assistant U.S. Attorney

Deborah Yao Assistant U.S. Attorney

PBS SoCaL pays tribute to Deborah Yao for educating individuals in need.

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang

The pre-eminent Asian American playwright plays with translation.

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro opens up about his love of the humble instrument.

Arnel Pineda

Arnel Pineda

See how a fan's video shot in the Philippines led to him being invited to join Journey.

Jonathan Lemalu, Queequeg in Moby-Dick

Jonathan Lemalu, Queequeg in Moby-Dick

He discusses his role of Queequeg in Moby-Dick.

George Takei on Being an Asian-American

George Takei on Being an Asian-American

George Takei discusses hardships he experienced growing up in a paranoid United States.

American Voices: Mayor Ed Lee

American Voices: Mayor Ed Lee

Ed Lee of San Francisco was the city's first Asian-American mayor.

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

The migration of Asian Americans to the San Diego region.

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