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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

You Don’t know Jack Soo 5/6/2014 at 12:30 AM            
               
               
Japanese American Lives – “Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful” 5/7/2014 at 12:30 AM            
  5/18/2014 at 9 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus            
               
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words 5/8/2014 at 12:30 AM    
  5/12/2014 at 3 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Tanglewood Revisited 5/9/2014 at 9 PM    
  5/15/2014 at 7 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
  5/16/2014 at 4 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
  5/16/2014 at 11 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings 5/9/2014 at 10 PM    
  5/15/2014 at 8 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
  5/16/2014 at 5 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
  5/16/2014 at 12 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
China’s Challenges- “Are the Chinese People Happy?” 5/11/2014 at 9 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
China’s Challenges- “Where is China’s Economy Going?" 5/11/2014 at 10 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
China’s Challenges- “Are the Chinese People ‘Real’ Citizens?” 5/11/2014 at 11 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
China’s Challenges- “China Can Produce. Can China Create?” 5/12/2014 at 12 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
China’s Challenges- “What do the Chinese People Believe?” 5/12/2014 at 2 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
China’s Challenges 5/12/2014 at 7 AM to 12 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
Over Hawaii 5/12/2014 at 5PM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington 5/13/2014 at 1 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus    
       
Japanese American Lives –“Don't Lose Your Soul/Honor & Sacrifice” 5/14/2014 at 12:30 AM  
  5/18/2014 at 10 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     
Independent Lens: Seeking Asian Female 5/15/2014 at 12:30 AM  
     
Great Performances at the Met: Nixon in China 5/15/2014 at 9 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
  5/16/2014 at 6 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
  5/16/2014 at 1 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     
E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name 5/20/2014 at 1 AM  
     
     
Japanese American Lives – “Stories From Tohuku” 5/21/2014 at 12:30 AM  
  5/18/2014 at 11 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     
Lives Interrupted: The Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura Story 5/22/2014 at 12:30 AM  
     
Pacific Heartbeat - "Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero" 5/27/2014 at 12:30 AM  
  5/25/2014 at 9 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     
Mulberry Child 5/27/2014 at 7 PM  
  5/12/2014 at 4 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     
Pacific Heartbeat - "The Illness & the Odyssey" 5/28/2014 at 12:30 AM  
  5/25/2014 at 10 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     
Bittersweet Roots: The Chinese in California’s Heartland 5/28/2014 at 7 PM  
  5/12/2014 at 5 AM on PBS SoCaL Plus   
     
Pacific Heartbeat - "Hula: Merrie Monarch Golden Celebration" 5/29/2014 at 12:30 AM  
  5/25/2014 at 11 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus  
     

Check our TV Schedule for the most up-to-date show listings

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 Phillipines 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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