This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month—a time to celebrate the rich history and culture of America’s indigenous and immigrant AAPI communities. This year, it is more important than ever to celebrate this proud community as Asian Americans have been the target of vicious hate crimes over the past months. As Oklahoma’s storyteller, OETA is mission-driven to tell the stories of all Oklahomans, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Through collective learning and listening, we can understand the rich contributions of AAPI communities working to end these racist attacks.
Tuesday, May 4–Tuesday, June 1 | 10 pm
On Tuesday, May 4 through Tuesday, June 1, from 10:00–11:00 pm, OETA will rebroadcast the five-part series, Asian Americans. This sweeping series explores the impact of Asian Americans on the country’s past, present and future, told through individual lives and personal histories.
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
Monday, May 3 | 8 pm
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir from American Masters will provide an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking author that interweaves archival imagery, including home movies and personal photographs, animation, and original interviews to tell the inspiring story of Tan’s life and career.
The Donut King
Monday, May 24 | 9 pm
The Donut King from Independent Lens tells the story of Ted Ngoy, who fled Cambodia for the United States and launched a multimillion-dollar fried pastry empire.