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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 24, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

PBS Wisconsin honors the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States with these programs airing this month and streaming on the free PBS App.

American Experience: Plague at the Golden Gate

9 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 

Discover how an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.

Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March

11 p.m. Wednesday, May 3

Following the aftermath of the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta, this film chronicles how the Asian American community came together to fight back against hate.

American Masters: Nam June Paik – Moon is the Oldest TV

8 p.m. Tuesday, May 16

See the world through the eyes of Nam June Paik, the father of video art and coiner of the term “electronic superhighway.”

American Masters: Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

10 p.m. Wednesday, May 17

Meet five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku, who shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism. PBS Wisconsin Passport members can stream the program now!

Fanny: The Right to Rock

9 p.m. Monday, May 22

Co-founded by Filipina American and queer teenagers, Fanny is the first all-women band to release an album with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970). Revered by David Bowie, meet the most ground breaking rock group you’ve never heard of … yet.

The Registry

10 p.m. Thursday, May 25

Discover the hidden history of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Service during World War II – a story made possible because of a few aging Japanese American veterans with a little internet savvy and a lot of determination. PBS Wisconsin Passport members can stream the program now!

Independent Lens: The Donut King

9 p.m. Monday, May 29

Hear the incredible American Dream story of refugee and Christy’s Doughnuts founder Ted Ngoy.

American Masters: Tyrus

10:30 p.m. Monday, May 29

Discover the art, life and enduring impact of the Chinese American painter behind Bambi. PBS Wisconsin Passport members can stream the program now!

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