ASIAN AMERICAN LIFE is a multiple Emmy nominated, half- hour news magazine series about the fast growing immigrant population in the United States. Topical news and cutting edge issues like racial profiling and stereotypes are examined and explored. The show profiles Asians American leaders in business, politics, entertainment and the arts. Asian American Life is produced by CUNY TV, our nationally syndicated news magazine program reaches more than 7 million households nationwide.

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Chinatowns were once considered the oldest and largest ethnic communities in the U.S.A. Today, many are disappearing and our guest Margaret Chin, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College examines the history of over 150 years and how gentrification is putting pressure on these immigrant communities. The Phantom of The Opera is the longest running musical on Broadway, and Ali Ewoldt is the first Asian American actress in the leading role. We go back stage with this rising star.

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Host Ernabel Demillo interviews journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas who found himself in the hot seat championing immigrants' rights. Plus the U.S.A has also been the land of opportunity for immigrants, but many of the children of these immigrants are choosing to return back to their parents homeland for better employment opportunities. We also cook up a storm with the founders and chef's of Eat Offbeat, a new startup of ethnic cuisines that help refugees bring their food to your home.

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In this special edition, we trace the roots of where your favorite Chinese food and dishes come from and look at the hottest Asian American food trends in the country. Plus a feature on ramen noodles, the world's most favorite comfort food. Food scholar and historian Heather Lee explains why there's a Chinese restaurant on every street corner in America. The proliferation can be traced back to one significant event in American history.

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In this episode, we report on the Filipino American's response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, also known as the Donald Trump of the East. We also explore the changing face of Christianity with Asian Americans and how religion influences their culture. Plus a special feature on the diverse cast of Disney's "Aladdin", the most popular musical on Broadway - guests include actors Adams Jacobs, Courtney Reed and Don Darryl River. We also interview best-selling author Patricia Park whose book "Re Jane" is taking Hollywood by storm.