Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WXXI is proud to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.


Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00pm
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
A filmmaker's journey to discover the mystery behind the meaning of her extremely long Hawaiian middle name, Hepuakoamanaʻ ekapunokamalei-o-naliʻ iamekahanohanoʻ ia.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
The story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
 The moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 6:00am
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us. Explore the country, delicious food and traditional designs.  
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:00pm
There are 1.5 billion people living without electricity worldwide and, of these, 400 million live in India.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00pm
Examine the Japanese pursuit of efficiency, even at the expense of safety.  
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:00pm
Twin Sisters tells the amazing true story of Mia and Alexandra
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00pm
See Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds — as themselves and their victims.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:00pm
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
Watch amateur and professional video of the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

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