Asian Americans

The Astonishing Story of the Men Who Built the Railroad

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They were young men with dreams who began their lives in America building the Transcontinental Railroad. They blasted through mountains of granite and endured brutal conditions to lay tracks that connected the Pacific to the Atlantic. Some, like Lee Wong Sang, became forebearers of Asian American families that thrive to this day.

Aired: 04/21/20

Rating: NR

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PBS and WETA Announce ASIAN AMERICANS

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PBS and WETA Announce ASIAN AMERICANS

“As America’s home for documentaries, PBS is committed to telling stories that illuminate and celebrate the rich diversity of our country,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “We are proud to share this important series with our audiences, and to deepen understanding about the extraordinary impact of...

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