American Masters - Amy Tan
Reel South - Seadrift
Independent Lens - The Donut King
Pacific Heartbeat - The Australian Dream
American Experience - Mr. Tornado
Encores Sunday, May 9 at 12 p.m. on CPTV
Explore the life of the groundbreaking author of “The Joy Luck Club” in this intimate portrait. Archival imagery, home movies, photographs, animation and original interviews create a vivid, colorful journey through Tan’s inspiring life and career.
Encores Sunday, May 9 at 10 a.m. on CPTV
In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., "Seadrift" examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American history and explores its consequences that continue to reverberate today.
Tina, born in Vietnam, searches for her American father. Nam hopes to find the Texas cowboy who saved him as a young boy and inspired him to come to America.
Encores Thursday, May 13 at 9 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
Travel with Roadshow as we turn the spotlight on incredible items with Asian and Pacific Islands origins including a Hawaiian Kou bowl, a Gandhi presentation spinning wheel, and an 1888 Joesph Nawahi painting. Which is valued at $250,000-$300,000?
“The Australian Dream” unravels the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. The film unpacks the events of the 2013-15 AFL seasons and asks fundamental questions about racism and discrimination in society today.
Travelling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower. A thrilling and moving epic of the world's oldest continuous state with the landscapes, peoples, and stories that made today's China.
This documentary about the Battle of Shanghai introduces key figures in the conflict, chronicles how the battle unfolded over the course of three months, and explores the aftermath and years of war that followed.
Meet pioneering meteorologist Ted Fujita, who transformed our understanding of tornados. His technological advancements saved lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena.
This five-part series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, on the country’s past, present and future, told through individual lives and personal histories.
Witness the maturing of this unique contemporary-art hub and meet the artists who call it home. Beijing's recent economic boom makes it fertile ground for art, and artists have responded to its relentless evolution with urgency and ambition.
Hear the incredible story of Ted Ngoy. After fleeing Cambodia for the United States, he built a multi-million-dollar fried pastry empire, Christy's Doughnuts, and began living his American dream. But a great rise often comes with a great fall.
In this hour of Connecticut Public Radio's Disrupted, CNN anchor Don Lemon talks about his new book This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends about Racism. Plus, Nancy Yao Maasbach, the president of the Museum of Chinese in America, talks about how she’s working to change perceptions of Asians in America. Stream it here>> (Original air date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021)