What is Asian America?

Asian America, dedicated to the issues of Asia and Asian Americans, is a weekly 30-minute leading public television program syndicated nationally by PBS.

Asian America is an initiative that goes beyond the TV screen. It involves many active partners and various communities. It starts with New York City, NYC life which is run by the New York City Department of the Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT).

Asian America airs on NYC life which reaches 5 million households in an approximately 50-mile radius from its transmitter at the Empire State Building.

Asian America airs on Sundays in New York City and tri-state area at 3:30pm and encore presentation on immediately following Thursdays at 12:00pm. Asian America is carried on Channel 25 on Time Warner, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Direct TV & RCN, and is on Channel 22 on Cablevision.

Asian America is the creation of two Korean-American sisters based in New York City. Asian America is produced by Asian America Voice Inc, a not-for-profit organization under section 501 (c). Their vision of the first nationally syndicated, English language program covering Asian and Asian Americans issues became reality when it debuted on March 4, 1994 on NYC life (then known as WNYE-TV CH 25). Today, it still remains the first and the only program of its kind.

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