PBS is home to tons of streaming content and a lot of it is free. While there are some titles hidden behind the PBS Passport there are a number of great educational programs available through the PBS app as well as the capability to stream live PBS programming through cooperation between the PBS app and local stations. See some of the highlights below.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May 1-31)
Tune into PBS streaming for programs celebrating the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
American Masters “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir”
The Art Assignment “Art and Empathy”
Good Gumbo “Vietnamese Chef Makes A Banh Mi, New Orleans’ Other “Po’ Boy”
Monstrum “Taotie:The Mystery Of Chinese Mythology’s Famous Glutt”
Origin of Everything “Why We Say ‘Asian American’ And Not ‘Oriental’”
Origin of Everything “Origin Of Race In The Usa”
Sound Field “What Makes K-Pop Unique?”
Sound Field “Nahre Sol Answers Your Questions”
Spotlight On: Asian American History
Tune into PBS streaming for shows and films that cover both current events and Asian American history. In addition, please view Jada Leng’s essay on Violence Against Asian Americans (pbs.org).
A People’s History Of Asian America: A new series from the Center for Asian American Media and PBS Digital Studios on PBS Voices that looks at the history of discrimination against Asian Americans.
Asian Americans “Breaking Ground”
Asian Americans “A Question Of Loyalty”
Asian Americans “Good Americans”
Asian Americans “Generation Rising”
Asian Americans “Breaking Through”
American Experience “The Chinese Exclusion Act”
American Experience “Mr. Tornado”
FRONTLINE “Abacus: Too Small to Jail”
Origin Of Everything “Why Do We Say ‘Asian American’ Not ‘Oriental’?”
The Registry (PBS Passport Only)