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.


Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question, "What's in a name?"
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:00pm
Explores the intersection of rugged urban b-boyin’ (breakdancing) and the traditional roots of Hmong culture.
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 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.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
A successful fight by New Orleans’ Vietnamese refugee community against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
Embark on a musical journey with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a “mobile musical think tank.”
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
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.


Monday, December 23, 2013 - 10:00pm
The story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef.
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
A new, one-hour special explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i.
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:30pm
Enjoy dynamic performances by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, a native of Hawai’i. 

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