Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

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

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 10:00pm
WXXI presents an encore of this five-part series that explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 9:00pm
Explore the life of the groundbreaking author of “The Joy Luck Club” in this intimate portrait.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00pm
Don't miss part two of this five-part series that explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

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.
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. Watch On-Demand & Access the Teacher Guide to the documentary. 
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 including the full Asian Americans series
Sesame Workshop continues its major commitment to racial justice with new resources and content called "Coming Together" to help families talk to young children about race and identity. 
Watch On-Demand: PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism is a special co-viewing program for families with young children to watch and discuss together. 

Recently Aired

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 9:00pm
Finding Your Roots: Reporting on the Reporters: Episode 8 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr airing on WXXI-World March 21, 2021.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 9:00pm
Finding Your Roots: Reporting on the Reporters: Episode 8 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr airing on WXXI-TV March 16, 2021.
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 8:00am
Throughout March, PBS has curated a Women's History and Programming Collection Streaming On-Demand. 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
PBS NewsHour highlights the impact of young voters and explores the change they want to see from the new U.S. presidential administration. 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:30am
Witness the swearing-in of the 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden and the 49th Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris.
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Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

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