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Join PBS KVIE for an online preview screening of the new PBS documentary ASIAN AMERICANS, followed by a panel discussion with special guests, including Satsuki Ina, who is featured in the documentary.

ASIAN AMERICANS is a 5-hour documentary that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on history. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans play. The film premieres on-air on PBS KVIE and online at on May 11 and 12 at 8PM.

Broadcasting from California’s capital since 1959, PBS KVIE inspires viewers to explore the world and connect with their community through engaging experiences in current events, drama, history, nature, science, and more. For the 17th consecutive year, PBS is the most trusted institution in America (based on a nationwide survey). And as a PBS member station, PBS KVIE airs national shows like NOVA, PBS NEWSHOUR, and MASTERPIECE and tell local stories with shows like ROB ON THE ROAD, STUDIO SACRAMENTO, VIEWFINDER, and more.

Video Descriptions

PBS KVIE Intro Asian Americans

Welcome to OVEE

Asian Americans WETA Station Reel v01 - Unlisted

60 minutes


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    Holly Healy and Richard Robey

    Holly Healy is the Community Engagement & Events Project Manager at PBS KVIE. She is responsible for managing station events and maintaining and building relationships with community members. Richard Robey oversees the station's social media channels, assists with the production of the OnSix guide and produces blogs and other creative content.

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    Richard Robey


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    Satsuki Ina


    Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Oregon State University. She is the founder of the Family Study Center in Sacramento, a community-based counseling service and post-graduate clinical training program that specializes in multicultural counseling. In her private practice she specializes in working with trans-racial adoption issues, cross-cultural marriages, diversity in the work place, and ethnic-identity and victimization from racism. She has produced and directed two PBS broadcast documentaries about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans, Children of the Camps (2000) and From A Silk Cocoon (2005). Dr. Ina has conducted cultural competency/diversity training for mental health agencies, businesses, and educational institutions for the past 20 years. She has served as consultant to Opening Doors, Inc., a refugee resettlement program, Cameron House, a San Francisco Chinatown clergy sexual abuse project, Hmong Women’s Heritage Assn., Mexican American Telemundo Project, and the Asian Pacific Community Counseling Center. Don't forget to check out her upcoming book, 'Be Strong, Don’t Cry', which will be published by Heyday Press, Berkeley in 2021.

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    Michael Sanford


    Michael Sanford is the Associate General Manager - Production at PBS KVIE. He will lead the panel discussion after the virtual screening. Michael joined PBS KVIE in 2005. He has more than 35 years of experience in television news, programming, and production. In 2005, he launched PBS KVIE’s national series AMERICA's HEARTLAND, which airs in more than 80 percent of the country on PBS stations. He also oversees all of PBS KVIE’s other local, regional, and national programs, including INSIDE CALIFORNIA EDUCATION, VIEWFINDER, KVIE ARTS SHOWCASE, YES! WE'RE OPEN, and ROB ON THE ROAD. Prior to PBS KVIE, Michael served as the managing producer for BUSINESS NOW, a half-hour program airing on ABC affiliates in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Starting in 1987, he was a reporter/producer for News Travel Network, a San Francisco-based company specializing in providing consumer travel reports to about 75 stations across the U.S. for use in their daily newscasts. His reporting took him to such far-flung places as Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Tahiti, and New Zealand, as well as across Europe and the U.S. His work has also appeared on CNN, the Discovery Channel, RFD-TV, Voice of America, and the Travel Channel.

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    Joshua Kaizuka


    Josh Kaizuka is an attorney in Sacramento representing people accused of crimes and denied civil rights. He is a graduate of Sacramento State and McGeorge School of Law. Josh is a co-organizer for the Sacramento hub of Tsuru for Solidarity and co-President of Florin Japanese American Citizens League - Sacramento Valley. He also serves on the Civil Rights committee for Florin JACL and the Issues and Advocacy committee for Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento. Josh has helped organize various rallies including protests including at the Yuba County ICE Detention facility. He has participated in various rallies, press conferences, radio talk shows, comments to news media, helping to organize educational events, speaking at local universities about the Muslim ban, immigration ban, and the parallels to past history of the Japanese American WWII experience. Josh has represented a news outlet on First Amendment issues and routinely organizes local attorneys to defend mass protest arrestees.

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    Daniel Phil Gonzales


    Prof. Daniel Phil Gonzales worked with student leaders of PACE, BSU, and TWLF organizations, to establish the School of Ethnic Studies (now College) in the spring of 1969. Appointed part-time co-lecturer in Asian American Studies in 1970, he has worked since then on the continuing development of Asian American Studies, Pilipino American Studies, and the College of Ethnic Studies. He participated in community service projects and public and private non-profit boards such as NAATA (now CAAM) while moving from part-time lecturer to full professor. Prof. Gonzales has recorded oral history interviews, published articles on historical and political topics, and written, directed, and produced broadcast television segments on FilipinX history and contemporary sociopolitical community issues. He served continuously on faculty committees at the departmental, College, and University levels including the Academic Senate throughout his academic career.

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