Arizona PBS celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate the experience, heritage and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through the month of May.

Independent Lens
“Try Harder”

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.

American Masters
“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.

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Great Performances “Michael Buble Tour Stop 148”

Experience superstar singer Michael Bublé’s visually thrilling and musically triumphant ‘To Be Loved Tour’ along with exclusive footage.

American Masters: "Joe Papp in Five Acts"

Joe Papp, founder of Free Shakespeare in the Park, created a "theater of inclusion" based on the belief that great art is for everyone.

Trinity: Classically Irish

Enjoy a great evening of Irish music as these three charming performers sing some of the most beloved songs from Ireland’s musical history