Next week we celebrate Asian American history with two brand new documentaries, uncover family secrets with Independent Lens and decode COVID-19 with NOVA. Take a look below at what we’ve got coming up!


Asian Americans - Monday, May 11 at 8 PM

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that will chronicle the contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing ethnic group in America. Personal histories and new academic research will cast a fresh lens on U.S. history and the role Asian Americans have played in it.

Independent Lens: Rewind - Monday, May 11 at 11 PM

Uncover a horrifying secret buried within one tight-knit suburban family’s home video footage – a secret that, when revealed, leads to a media firestorm, a high-stakes court battle and a determination to heal.

Vanished Dream: Wartime Story of My Japanese Grandfather - Tuesday, May 12 at 11 PM

The life of photojournalist Regina Boone’s paternal grandfather was an enigma. A hard-working restaurant owner and Japanese immigrant to America, he was arrested on the day Japan's Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and never returned home. 


NOVA: Decoding COVID-19 - Wednesday, May 13 at 9 PM

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. At the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. Join doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines.

Planning on tuning in next week? Let us know in the comments!