naturalized

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.

 

 

Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory

 

In 1975, Giap, a pregnant Vietnamese refugee, escapes Saigon in a boat and within weeks is working on an assembly line in Indiana. Decades later, her aspiring filmmaker son documents her final day of work at America’s last ironing board factory.

 

FRONTLINE
Immigration Battle

 

Gain insight into the hard-fought battles and secret negotiations over immigration reform on Capitol Hill. Examine President Obama’s push for policy changes that could affect the fate of millions and define for decades what it means to be American.

 

POV
Don’t Tell Anyone

 

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

 

FOUR-FOUR-TWO,
F COMPANY AT WAR

FOUR-FOUR-TWO,  F-COMPANY AT WAR

 

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team – comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry – fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler’s Third Reich. It earned a reputation for being a crack infantry unit and the regiment and its men received considerable battlefield honors and individual medals of valor. Follow the exploits of F Company through the letters of 1st Sergeant Jack Wakamatsu and interviews with five F Company veterans who recall in vivid detail their experiences from witnessing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the Banzai charge up a hill in France where F Company wiped out a German company.