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ASIAN AMERICANS

 

This five-part series, presented over two evenings, chronicles the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans to our country’s past, present and future, told through individual lives and personal histories.

 

ASIAN AMERICANS - Episode 1: Breaking Ground

Episode 1: Breaking Ground
Monday, May 11, 8:00-9:00 pm

Immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants.” They take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.

ASIAN AMERICANS - Episode 2: a Question of Loyalty

Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty
Monday, May 11, 9:00-10:00 pm

An American-born generation’s loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps, and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.

ASIAN AMERICANS: Patsy Mink

Episode 3: Good Americans
Tuesday, May 12, 8:00-9:00 pm

During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner. But during this time, they aspire for the first time to national political office.

ASIAN AMERICANS: Bruce Lee, Martial Artist and Actor

Episode 4: Generation Rising
Tuesday, May 12, 9:00-10:00 pm

During the time of the Vietnam War and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses and in the culture, and claim a new identity: Asian Americans.

ASIAN AMERICANS - Episode 4: Generation Rising

Episode 5: Breaking Through
Tuesday, May 12, 10:00-11:00 pm

At the turn of the millennium, a new generation of Asian Americans are empowered by growing numbers and rising influence but face a reckoning of what it means to be an American.

 

 

 

 

ASIAN AMERICANS
Breaking Ground / A Question of Loyalty

 

ASIAN AMERICANS: Breaking Ground

Episode 1: Breaking Ground
Monday, May 11, 8:00-9:00 pm

Immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants.” They take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

ASIAN AMERICANS: A Question of Loyalty

Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty
Monday, May 11, 9:00-10:00 pm

An American-born generation’s loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps, and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.

 

To see complete descriptions of all programs in this series, click here.

 

 

ASIAN AMERICANS
Good Americans / Generation Rising

 

ASIAN AMERICANS: Good Americans

Episode 3: Good Americans
Tuesday, May 12, 8:00-9:00 pm

During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner. But during this time, they aspire for the first time to national political office.

 

ASIAN AMERICAN: Generation Rising - Bruce Lee, Martial Artist and Actor

Episode 4: Generation Rising
Tuesday, May 12, 9:00-10:00 pm

During the time of the Vietnam War and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses and in the culture, and claim a new identity: Asian Americans

 

To see complete descriptions of all programs in this series, click here.

 

 

ASIAN AMERICANS
Breaking Through

ASIAN AMERICANS: Breaking Through

 

At the turn of the millennium, a new generation of Asian Americans are empowered by growing numbers and rising influence but face a reckoning of what it means to be an American.

 

To see complete descriptions of all programs in this series, click here.

 

 

PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS
Strange Land: My Mother’s War Bride Story

 

STRANGE LAND tells the story of Stephanie Castillo‘s Filipino mother’s journey as a WWII war bride. Her mother met and married a Hawaiʻi-born GI of same Filipino ancestry, but the journey to America was far from the dream marriage. How did Stephanie?s mother make peace with a decision she regretted?? Norma Vega Castillo was one of more than 500,000 war brides who came to America during WWII from 50 different countries.

 

 

 

Our American Family:
The Furutas

OUR AMERICAN FAMILY: The Furutas

 

Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family in Wintersburg, CA established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band together to pursue the American dream a second time.

 

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The Wild Ponies of Chincoteague

The Wild Ponies of Chincoteague

 

THE WILD PONIES OF CHINCOTEAGUE follows the annual Chincoteague wild pony swim and auction, as well as one teenager’s journey to buy her first foal. The one-hour documentary begins with a legend. In the 17th century, a Spanish galleon crashed off the Virginia coast. In the hold was a band of ponies. The sinking ship fractured on the shoals, spilling the ponies into the Atlantic Ocean. The ponies swam for their lives and reached the barrier island of Assateague. Their descendants roam free on the island today. Ownership of the herd now belongs to the volunteer fire company on nearby Chincoteague Island. To keep the population in check, the firemen hold an annual auction and sell the foals. Buyers come from across the country and Canada for a chance to bid on a Chincoteague pony. Sabrina Dobbins, a teenager who has struggled with depression, is attending the auction this year to find a pony to help with her recovery. Her dream of owning one of the wild Chincoteague ponies is being realized by a local nonprofit that helps deserving children purchase an auction foal. With her hand held high, the auctioneer barks “Sold!” and, just like that, Sabrina happily becomes the proud owner of Blessing the pony.

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Are You Ready to Retire?

 

Retirement: Those golden years when you can enjoy leisure, spend time with family and perhaps travel. But is this dream truly within reach? With many private-sector workers at significant risk of not having enough retirement income to meet basic needs, State lawmakers see a crisis, and are considering a measure to address this problem. Are you prepared to retire? Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I.

 

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Making of a New American Nutcracker

Making of a New American Nutcracker

 

Narrator Neve Campbell interviews the creative team that brings to life an original Joffrey Ballet production, reimagining the tale of Marie as she falls asleep on Christmas Eve and dreams of the World’s Fair.

 

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HIKI NŌ
HIKI NŌ Class of 2018 Special, Part 1 of 4

 

Over the summer, twelve outstanding HIKI NŌ graduates from the class of 2018 gathered at PBS Hawai‘i to discuss their HIKI NŌ experiences and how they feel the skills they learned from HIKI NŌ will help them in college, the workplace and life. Their insightful and refreshingly honest conversations can be seen in four HIKI NŌ Class of 2018 Specials.

 

This first special features Brooke Kanna, who graduated from Kaua‘i High School in Līhu‘e and is now majoring in Cinema and Media Arts at Biola University in Southern California; Yasha Ronquillo, who graduated from Maui High School in Kahului and is now majoring in Applied Business and Information Technology at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College; and Grace Benton, who graduated from Kalāheo High School in Windward O‘ahu and is now majoring in Data Science at the University of San Francisco.

 

To start each episode, each graduate shows a HIKI NŌ story that they worked on and discusses what they learned from the experience of working on that particular story. Yasha presents her story “I Am Able,” about a middle school student with spina bifida who won’t let his handicap keep him from pursuing his dreams. Grace shows “Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop,” about the closing of a landmark Windward O‘ahu bakery. Brooke shows her story “J-1 Visa Program,” about a program run by McDonald’s that gives teenagers from foreign countries hands-on work experience.

 

This program encores Saturday, Sept. 22, at 12:00 pm and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

 

 

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