Celebrate the experience, heritage and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through the month of May.
Monday, May 2 at 9 p.m.
San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. Follow seniors as the pressure to impress admissions officers at elite universities intensifies.
“Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha”
Tuesday, May 10 at 8 p.m.
Narrated by Jason Momoa, discover the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges.
American Masters “Tyrus Wong”
Tuesday, May 17 at 9 p.m.
Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese-American painter behind Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause, via new and never-before-seen interviews, movie clips and art. Wong once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse.
American Experience “Plague at the Golden Gate”
Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m.
As television’s longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.