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|KQED Public Broadcasting Takes to Asian and the Pacific with Heritage Month Celebration in May|
Over 50 Programs to Air on KQED Public Television 9
Five Local Heroes to Receive Accolades in Awards Ceremony on May 8
Sponsored by Union Bank of California
San Francisco, California, April 24, 2003 -- This May, KQED Public Broadcasting proudly celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The month-long commemoration includes special programming and an event honoring a group of five local leaders for their outstanding accomplishments and unswerving service within their communities.
KQED will offer over 50 programs that focus on Asian Pacific American themes and issues. Some highlights for the month include:
In 1979, China's government began to discourage parents from having more than one child. Chinese citizens reveal their own views in China 21. Airs Saturday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9.
Independent Lens, Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai, focuses on the life of Rell Sunn, a pioneer of women's professional surfing who achieved iconic status for her physical power and her community activism. Airs Tuesday, May 6 at 11 p.m. Repeats Friday, May 23 at 9 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9.
In American Experience, Daughter from Danang, a Vietnamese mother and her American daughter are reunited after 22 years, but the reality of cultural differences and years of separation sets in. Airs Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9.
Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco Chinatown, produced by KQED, recounts the life of San Francisco's Chinatown. Airs Friday, May 30 at 9 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9.
Reporting from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, KQED's Pacific Time explores the ideas, trends and cultural patterns that flow back and forth between Asia and America. Airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM.
As part its month-long celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, KQED Public Broadcasting and Union Bank of California, with support from the National Asian American Telecommunications Association, join forces to host a special evening of recognition. The ceremony takes place on May 8 at the KQED Broadcasting Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and honors five Bay Area community leaders. The honorees have been chosen based upon their outstanding contributions to their local communities and the Bay Area community at large.
The 2003 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month honorees are: Dr. Sue Chan, Asian Health Services; Nancy Hom, Kearny Street Workshop; Dr. Romesh Japra, India Post; Takumi Matsuba, Japantown Merchants Association; and Dr. Emily J. Sano, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Throughout May, special television short profile segments, created by award-winning independent film and video producer Jim Yager, will air profiling the 2003 Asian Pacific Heritage Month honorees and their achievements.
The KQED Education Network program Bay Area Mosaic provides resources for local teachers to examine the cultural diversity of the Bay Area with their students. Online lessons for 9th through 12th grade teachers can be found at kqed.org/mosaic. Lessons are correlated to California State standards for language arts, social studies and American democracy classes.
Program listings and descriptions for May can be found in the KQED Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Guide, which also lists Bay Area events and resources for Asian Pacific Americans. Bay Area residents interested in receiving a free copy can call (415) 553-2860 or look online at kqed.org/heritagemonths.
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KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.