Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month with South Florida PBS

Asian Americans

Part 1 - Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 at 8PM | WPBT

Part 2 & 3 - Thursday, May 21 and Thursday, May 28 at 8PM | WXEL

This is a 3-part series that chronicles the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest growing ethnic group in America. See the ways in which the Asian experience in the U.S. illuminates the larger American story. Explore the role Asian Americans played in the evolution of the American identity, in the context of migration, diversity and global connectedness.

The Registry

Monday, May 11 at 10PM | WPBT

Monday, May 25 at 3:30PM | WXEL

This film breaks open the hidden history of the US Army’s Military Intelligence Service (MIS) 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.

A Vanished Dream: Wartime Story of My Japanese Grandfather

Tuesday, May 12 at 11PM | WPBT

Follow photojournalist Regina Boone as she discovers how the U.S. government sent her grandfather to a large internment camp in Arkansas, where he became one of the 120,000 Japanese-Americans incarcerated during WWII.

American Experience | Mr. Tornado

Tuesday, May 19 at 8PM | WPBT

Monday, May 25 at 8PM | WXEL

The Super Outbreak of 1974 was the most intense tornado outbreak on record. Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita spent 10 months studying the outbreak’s aftermath. Mr. Tornado is the story of the man whose groundbreaking work in research and applied science saved thousands of lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena.

Independent Lens | Eating up Easter

Monday, May 25 at 11PM | WPBT

See how climate change and a booming tourism trade threaten the fragile economy of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, and meet the local artists, ecologists and developers balancing their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.

Antiques Roadshow

Monday, May 18 at 9PM | WPBT

Friday, May 15 at 9PM | WXEL

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?