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Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
Program 920
Original Airdate: 6/15/1979

Subject Keywords
Japanese Americans - Boston - Massachusetts
Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Painting, Chinese

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Sakura, Dr. David
Wan, Tin Yue (artist)

Corporate Names
Asian Pacific Heritage Week - Boston - Massachusetts (1979)
Boston Chinese Dance Company
Japanese American Citizens' League

Program Description
Program celebrates President Carter's bill proclaiming May 4 - May 10 Asian Pacific Heritage Week in honor of the cultural traditions of Asian Americans. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with Dr. David Sakura (part of Boston's Asian Pacific Heritage Week planning committee and member of the Japanese American Citizen's League) and Tin Yue Wan (a noted Chinese artist) in separate interviews. Topics of discussion with Sakura include the meaning of Asian Pacific Heritage Week, the difficulties in getting such a bill passed, the educational work of the Japanese American Citizens League, and Japanese detention camps in the United States during World War II. Topics with Wan include the five styles of Chinese painting, how his work has been received, and what his life was like in Hong Kong. Program includes a mini "gallery talk" by Wan. Translation of Wan's responses to Murray provided by Wan's daughter. Program includes a previously aired dance segment from Program 822, "Celebrate the Year of the Horse."

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Dr. David Sakura
Tin Yue Wan

Hannah Wan (interpreter)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06080
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01410
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01410A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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