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.

Featured Programming

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:00pm
Blind from birth, the 24-year-old pianist’s handicap – if a drawback at all – never affected his ability to play the piano. 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
A new PBS series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. WXXI in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester is featuring stories from local members of the community that provide examples of culture, heritage, history and contributions to our region and nation.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and PBS's Asian American series. 
Finding a cache of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, Ali Kazimi deftly crafts a story of history and memory. RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY reveals a rare portrait of a creative and enterprising Chinese American family in middle America during the Depression, and offers a counter-narrative to the stereotypes of Chinese Americans.

Recently Aired

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Educators, we hope you’ll join us for a Virtual Professional Learning Series about Mission US Interactive simulations for remote learning with a special preview of the new Mission US simulation, “Prisoner in My Homeland,” which focuses on the experience of a Japanese American teenage boy who must make difficult choices amid the chaos and terror of incarceration during WWII.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
Episode 1 & 2 On-Demand of a new PBS series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
Watch Episodes 3 & 4 On-Demand of a new PBS series that explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
Part 3 of A new PBS series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 12:45pm
What to Watch streaming and on-air to learn more about Asian American Pacific Islander heritage, cultures, history, and contributions from PBS Presents
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Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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