“Asian Americans” premieres on PBS on May 11, 2020

“Asian Americans” premieres on PBS on May 11, 2020

Asian Americans, a new PBS series, premieres on May 11 and 12. A quick synopsys:

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

I look forward to seeing some fascinating segments, like this snippet about Louisiana families finding about their South Asian roots.   The show was produced in 2019, but I wonder if they will include anything about the recent hate that Asian Americans are facing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

A press release about the production of Asian Americans reveals that it was produced by WETA Washington, DC and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts and Tajima-Peña Productions.



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