Crossing East - Asian American History series

Series produced by Dmae Roberts

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Peabody award-winning series of eight news-friendly one-hour documentaries on the many waves of Asian immigration. Hosted by George Takei and Margaret Cho.

HOST GEORGE TAKEI and MARGARET CHO
Pronunciation: George Tuh-KAY

Winner of the Peabody award in 2007, Crossing East is eight one-hour documentaries on the history of Asian immigration into the US, from pre-nationhood to post-9/11. It tells the stories of Asian involvement in American history through interviews, archives, scholar commentary, and reenactments. Crossing East is the first comprehensive radio series on Asian American history.

Each program contains a newscast window and breaks at :19 and :39 after the hour.

George Takei hosts programs 1-4:
First Contacts, Frontier Asians, Raising Cane and Exclusion & Resistance
Margaret Cho hosts programs 5-8:
Brides & Children, The Post '65 Generation, Refuge From War and New Waves, New Storms.

Also available are 5-minute music pieces for newshole fillers or for local news magazines. There are also shorter modules of stories from the series available.

Please see the individual program pages for audio and more information or the series website:

http://crossingeast.org/
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HOST GEORGE TAKEI and MARGARET CHOPronunciation: George Tuh-KAYWinner of the Peabody award in 2007, Crossing East is eight one-hour documentaries on the history of Asian immigration into the US, from pre-nationhood to post-9/11. It tells the stories of Asian involvement in American history through interviews, archives, scholar commentary, and reenactments. Crossing East is the first comprehensive radio series on Asian American history.Each program contains a newscast window and breaks at :19 and :39 after the hour.George Takei hosts programs 1-4:First Contacts, Frontier Asians, Raising Cane and Exclusion & Resistance Margaret Cho hosts programs 5-8: Brides & Children, The Post '65 Generation, Refuge From War and New Waves, New Storms.Also available are 5-minute music pieces for... Show full description


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22 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A brief history of the impact the sugar industry had on immigration to Hawaii from all over the world.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 31, 2009
  • Length: 24:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ellen Choy-Asians4BlackLives, Credit: Brooke Anderson Photography
Crossing East: Relations is one-hour documentary special produced by Dmae Roberts, executive producer of MediaRites’ Crossing East series with Roby...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 1