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Asian American Life 200s

Ethnicity SeriesAsian American Life
Producer: CUNY-TV
Rights: Unlimited, 1/1/17 to 12/31/18
13 x 30
High Definition

Feeddate/Time:      Wednesdays beginning December 28, 2016 @1100-1130ET/HD04
                                        *Feed-for-Record*


Free Series

Asian American Life is a prime-time news magazine that addresses topical news, in-depth feature reports and untold stories of the Asian-American diaspora experience to an all-inclusive audience.

Asian American Life is the place where viewers can screen original content, which reflects the diverse Asian American population and languages of its audience.

In addition to broadcast, the program is one of the fastest growing social media platforms.  It reaches the fastest growing demographic in the United States through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Itunes podcast, youtube and www.cuny.tv.

The series also provides a platform for national, local and community leaders to share important issues that shape peoples lives.  We cover stories that help create a better understanding and awareness of the Asian American life, as well as multi-racial Asian Americans from Latin America and the Caribbean..

Since its launch in 2013, Asian American Life has been nominated for two Emmy awards, and has received critical praise on original and groundbreaking stories, ranging from historical events to special profiles of newsmakers and entertainers.  It is the first and only Asian American broadcast news magazine program in the United States.

Asian American Life
is hosted by Ernabel Demillo, former anchor for WNYW Fox 5 morning news.

Episode Descriptions: 

#201:
An overview of the New York area’s Asian Americans. It will feature a roundtable discussion with several prominent members of the community: Sayu Bhojwani, New American Leaders Project; Larry Lee, Asian Women’s Center, Vanessa Leung, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and Kyung Yoon, Korean American Community Foundation. We profile the oldest Asian immigrant enclave in the country, Manhattan’s Chinatown, which will include a visit to the Museum of Chinese in America.

#202:
We feature Asian American leaders and trendsetters in the fashion industry and profile designers, social media experts and entrepreneurs who are changing the way we look at fashion.

#203: 
Profiles of Asian American leaders in the arts & entertainment business, including contemporary artists, musicians, author, playwright, dancer and filmmakers. Guests include: David Henry Hwang, Susan Choi, Xiaochuan Xie.

#204: 

Asian American Life takes an in-depth look at four topical news issues that impact the Asian American communities in the tri-state (New York) metropolitan area. Another topical story Asian American Life explores is the controversy surrounding CBS host and anchor Julie Chen who had plastic surgery on her eyes earlier in her broadcast journalism career. Correspondent Kyung Yoon takes a closer look at why plastic surgery has become so popular and mainstream in Asia, as well as within our Asian American communities here in New York City.

#205 
We profile Asian American leaders nationwide and locally who are making a difference in their communities. The show was filmed at Asia Society Museum’s, Golden Vision of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery exhibit of art and sculptures. Asia Society exhibits the world’s finest contemporary and traditional Asian and Asian American Art.

#206 
We feature influential Asian Americans with an impact on America. We focus on Assemblyman Ron Kim, the first Korean-American elected to New York State Legislature. Lawyer and Author Helen Wan speaks to Reporter Paul Lin about her new book “The Partner Track” and how Asian American attorneys are breaking through the “Bamboo Ceiling” at corporate law firms.

#207 
Jeremy Lin won’t be the only Asian American basketball player in the NBA if Jason Brickman can help it. We get the story from Reporter Paul Lin who visits the record-breaking NCAA point guard. Reporter Barry Mitchell introduces to us a cool and refreshing Bubble Tea hot spot in Brooklyn. Tinabeth Pina reports that Broadway musicals are a hit in Asia. Reporter Kyung Yoon invites us to explore how some Asian American adoptees redefine our perception of identity.

#208 
Ernabel Demillo hosts from the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island. Topics include: Immigrant housing in Chinatown; Asian-American Mental Health and Depression, CUNY Asian American Film Festival; Geena Rocero, founder of Gender Proud. Reporters: Minnie Roh, Kyung Yoon, and Andrew Falzon.

#209
Asian American Life’s host Ernabel Demillo watches the Origami Holiday Tree unfold at the American Museum of Natural History. Then a closer look at Terracotta Daughters with Reporter Paul Lin. Artist Prune Nourry’s exhibition drawing attention to gender selection is traveling the world and soon will be a documentary. Caring for aging parents is something most adult children worry about, but for Asian Americans cultural obligations exist that can lead to challenges, as Kyung Yoon reports.

#210 
Did you know the first Chinese immigrants arrived in the US at the same time as the first Irish? It’s part of the Chinese American experience chronicled and explored by host Ernabel Demillo at the New York Historical Society’s exhibit “Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion.” Got the winter blues? Try therapeutic massage treatments as an alternative cure for winter illnesses, as Minnie Roh reports. For the first time, we’re seeing more Asian Americans in positions of power in New York government thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cabinet appointments. Reporter Paul Lin caught up with two of the commissioners.

#211
Paul Lin meets the owner of the oldest and largest Chinese department store, the Pearl River Mart, right in New York city. A Chinatown button shop offers more than meets the eye. It’s also an underground art scene. Host Ernabel Demillo has the scoop. She’s called the “Mother Teresa of Human and Civil Rights” – Yuri Kochiyama passed away last June at age 93.

#212 
Asian American Life examines health and wellness in the Asian American community that you may not know about. Reporter Paul Lin talks with women who have recovered from eating disorders. Mike Gilliam reports on the rise of diabetes among South Asians, and Minnie Roh explores the healing powers of Art Therapy. Host Ernabel Demillo follows one man’s inspirational journey with M.S. who’s making a difference.

#213
“Fresh Off The Boat” is a historic sitcom on ABC prime time television. Ernabel Demillo sits down with lead actor, Hudson Yang. Imagine an opera based on the “Silence of the Lamb” serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Correspondent Paul Lin meets the composer of One World Symphony who turns pop culture into performing arts. Correspondent Minnie Roh teams up with writers Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk) and Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) to talk about the rise of Asian American writers and illustrators in the comic book and superhero industry.

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