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Crossing East: Brides & Children - Program Five

From: Dmae Roberts
Series: Crossing East - Asian American History series
Length: 59:00

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Stories of Asian brides of American servicemen and adopted Asian children. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THIS SHOW DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WANT TO RUN IT.

Ce5_small Winner of the George Foster Peabody Award in 2007. Hosted by Margaret Cho. Wars create poverty conditions and a surplus of dispossessed women and children. In the past fifty years, many Asian women have married American service men and many Asian children have been adopted and sent to the U.S. This program focuses on Asian immigrants who immediately become part of an American family - women from Japan, Vietnam, and Korea married to American servicemen and children adopted from Korea, Vietnam, and China, as well as people of more than one ethnicity. This program includes a newscast window and minute-long music breaks at :19 and :39 after the hour.

THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THIS SHOW DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WANT TO RUN IT.  

Piece Description

Winner of the George Foster Peabody Award in 2007. Hosted by Margaret Cho. Wars create poverty conditions and a surplus of dispossessed women and children. In the past fifty years, many Asian women have married American service men and many Asian children have been adopted and sent to the U.S. This program focuses on Asian immigrants who immediately become part of an American family - women from Japan, Vietnam, and Korea married to American servicemen and children adopted from Korea, Vietnam, and China, as well as people of more than one ethnicity. This program includes a newscast window and minute-long music breaks at :19 and :39 after the hour.

THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THIS SHOW DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WANT TO RUN IT.  

Broadcast History

Distributed by PRI for May 2006.

Transcript

PROGRAM FIVE
Brides and Children

BILLBOARD

ANNOUNCER: Major Funding for this series is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with support from PRI- Public Radio International.

HOST: This is Crossing East ? Our stories, our history, our America

SOUND COLLAGE-MUSIC

Cut from Military Brides

RAINJITA GEESLER: She met my dad who was in the air force, got married, went to America, lost contact...

Amerasian collage: I am Chinese Greek Swedish English Scottish German Pennsylvania Dutch. I don?t really consider that to be my identity, that?s more my heritage.

Debra Johnson: I think we need to really reconcile ourselves to the fact that we are Korean. We were born in Korea, we look Korean, we?re American, we live in America.

Shannon: What I know of Vietnam is sort of what I see unfortunately in Vietnam War movies.

Ying: I was born in Chung-Sha in Hunan, I don?t know wh...
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Timing and Cues

00:00 - Billboard
01:00 - News hole
06:00 - Music Bed
06:30 - Segment A
19:00 - Music Bed
20:00 - Segment B
39:00 - Music Bed
40:00 - Segment C
59:00 - Silence

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Related Website

http://crossingeast.org/programfive.htm