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.


Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 6:00am
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us. Explore the country, delicious food and traditional designs.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:00pm
Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.
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.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
For decades, long before it was a tourist’s paradise, what Hawaii did was grow sugar.
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
 The moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. 
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, a four-day competition and exhibition often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," showcases the elegance, power and storytelling richness of this ancient art form.
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, May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
In a world dominated by men, a tiny 99-year-old named Keiko Fukuda is the highest ranking woman in judo history and a true living legend.
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.”
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
A successful fight by New Orleans’ Vietnamese refugee community against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill.
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 2, 2014 - 9:00pm
Explores the intersection of rugged urban b-boyin’ (breakdancing) and the traditional roots of Hmong culture.
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?"

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