Becoming American — Personal Journeys

Interviewees for 'Personla Journeys' include (l-r) Maya Lin, Samuel Ting, Shirley young, David Ho and Gish JenA three-part series of conversations with five prominent Chinese Americans who have contributed to American life. The 30-minute programs feature interviews with artist Maya Lin, Nobel prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting, businesswoman Shirley Young, AIDS researcher David Ho and author Gish Jen. The series is a complement to Becoming American: The Chinese Experience and amplifies the larger ideas of the documentary series through an intimate look at the lives of these five distinguished individuals from the fields of literature, science, business, medicine and the arts.

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  • March 1, 2003 | Becoming American — Personal Journeys
    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Ho about his experience as an immigrant and US citizen, and his contributions to the battle against AIDS.
  • March 1, 2003 | Becoming American — Personal Journeys
    Bill Moyers talks with Maya Lin about her upbringing and multifaceted career.
  • March 1, 2003 | Becoming American — Personal Journeys
    Bill Moyers speaks with Dr. Ting about his childhood years in war-torn China, his current project, and his philosophy of science.
  • March 1, 2003 | Becoming American — Personal Journeys
    Bill Moyers talks with Shirley Young, an inspiring woman who survived the Japanese occupation of the Philippines to become a pioneer of market research.
  • March 25, 2003 | Becoming American — Personal Journeys
    In this episode of 'Becoming American: Personal Journeys," Bill talks with acclaimed Chinese American writer Gish Jen.
  • April 25, 2003 | Becoming American — Personal Journeys
    The acclaimed sculptor and architect talks with Bill Moyers about a life and career that has been shaped by her Chinese-American heritage. This extended version of Bill's half-hour broadcast interview with Lin was released for home video distribution and never aired on PBS.