This month, we recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. We’ll explore Pacific Island culture and trace the lives of sculptor Isamu Noguchi, chef Tu David Phu, and “The Donut King” Ted Ngoy. We’ll also learn the story of a group of Japanese Americans and their mass incarceration by the U.S. government. Join us all month long as we examine the impact of Asian Americans on our country’s past, present, and future.
Airing on MPT
Sunday, May 1 at 4pm
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 906
Sunday, May 1 at 5pm
American Experience: Chinese Exclusion Act
Wednesday, May 4 at 10pm
Betrayed: Surviving an American Concentration Camp
Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm
American Masters "Waterman Duke"
Tuesday, May 10 at 10:30pm
Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968
Thursday, May 12 at 10pm
Unsettled History: America, China and the Doolittle Tokyo Raid
Tuesday, May 17 at 10pm
American Masters "Tyrus Wong"
Tuesday, May 24 at 9pm
American Experience "Plague at the Golden Gate"
Airing on MPT2
Sunday, May 1 at 8 & 9pm
Sunday, May 8 at 8 & 9pm
Sunday, May 15 at 8pm
Sunday, May 15 at 9pm
Sunday, May 15 at 9:30pm
Independent Lens "The Donut King"
Monday, May 16 at 8pm
Monday, May 23 at 8pm
A companion piece to American Masters "Waterman Duke."
Lee Gerachis, Malibu's Surf Shop on Duke Kahanamoku
Lee Gerachis of Malibu's Surf Shop talks about surfing in OC, Malibu's Surf Shop and Duke Kahanamoku.