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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

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      
        
China's Challenges - "Can China be Beautiful?"Saturday, May 16 at 1 PM      
        
China's Challenges - "Does China's Civilization Matter?"Saturday, May 16 at 2 PM      
        
Soul of the BanquetSunday, May 17 at 6 PM      
        
Bittersweet Roots: The Chinese in California's HeartlandThursday, May 21 at 12:30 AM      
        
China's Challenges - "How Strong is China?"Saturday, May 23 at 1 PM      
        
China's Challenges - "How Modern is China?"Saturday, May 23 at 2 PM      
        
        
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”  
   

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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