PBS Special on Chinese Americans

Man, I always thought only old people watched PBS. Now I’ve joined their ranks. I was watching their special on the Chinese experience in America. Even though I received a minor in Asian American Studies, I learned things I didn’t know before from watching part of that program.

So I’m Asian American. Many people would say that I am both Chinese and American. But I always feel caught somewhere in between, like I’m not fully Chinese, and I’m not fully American either. Not to mention, I have very little interest in learning about American history, yet I am fascinated by history of Chinese in America. Maybe because it’s more relevant to me. It deals specifically with my family’s past.

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penguingolfer89 March 27, 2003 Reply

Our History teacher makes us watch PBS…but I always use to watch like Barney, Mister Rogers, Aurthor and more after I get cable I will be watching more of PBS.And yeah I agree I don't have much interest in learning American History thats why I just failed the class but my Asian American Immigration paper brought my grade up..

sacrod March 27, 2003 Reply

PBS is cool sometimes. I would have liked to see that special they had. I agree with you with that whole confusion about Chinese, American, Chinese American, not really Chinese, not really american, etc. Although, I do have some interest in American history. I think US History is just about as part of me as Chinese history is… (then again, I don't have to learn any of that, haha… it's all philosophy, and philosophy history for me)

sacrod March 27, 2003 Reply

PBS is cool sometimes. I would have liked to see that special they had. I agree with you with that whole confusion about Chinese, American, Chinese American, not really Chinese, not really american, etc. Although, I do have some interest in American history. I think US History is just about as part of me as Chinese history is… (then again, I don't have to learn any of that, haha… it's all philosophy, and philosophy history for me)

sacrod March 27, 2003 Reply

woops, sorry about the double post…

will March 27, 2003 Reply

hmm…i kinda of agree, the older i get now the more i watch shows on PBS. when i was younger i thought PBS was boring…now it's a different story, i love NOVA and all those travel and cooking shows !!!

chris March 30, 2003 Reply

PBS is kinda like eating dirt – toddlers do it and the elderly do it – well, I'm only thirty and I watch it on ocasion. Boredom makes you do crazy things.

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