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National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Recognized with Special Programming

National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Recognized with Special Programming KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, announced today that new episodes of PACIFIC HEARTBEAT will be telecast in May to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on KCET in Southern

Season seven of PACIFIC HEARTBEAT is comprised of three episodes that aim to provide viewers with a glimpse of the real Pacific; its people, culture and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to in-depth profiles and unexpected histories, the series features a diverse array of programs that draw viewers into the heart, mind and soul of Pacific Island culture. Episodes will start Tues., May 8 at 11 p.m. on KCET in Southern California.

The lineup will telecast as follows (subject to change):

"Poi E: The Story of Our Song" - Tues., May 8 at 11 p.m.
This episode follows New Zealand entertainer Dalvanius Prime, who returns home to Patea from the cabaret stage of Australia to nurse his dying mother.

"Making Good Men" - Tues., May 15 at 11 p.m.
Two high profile men, a former rugby player Norm Hewitt and a Hollywood actor Manu Bennett, reveal their unforgettable accounts of bullying with unprecedented honesty.

"Being Bruno Banani" - Tues., May 22 at 11 p.m.
The unique story of Bruno Banani: the first and only Luger from Tonga who managed to qualify, in an amazingly short amount of time, for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Join the conversation on social media using #APAHeritageMonth

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 54-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit KCET is a part of the KCETLink Media Group. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Apple TV and Roku platforms.

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