Crossing East:

Our Stories, Our History, Our America

The first public radio series on Asian American history.

Eight one-hour documentaries on the many waves of Asian immigration into this country and their impact on the making of America.

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Produced by Peabody Award-winning producer Dmae Roberts and MediaRites.


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Ellen Choy (right) Photo: Brooke Anderson PhotographyCROSSING EAST: RELATIONS

Crossing East: Relations is a one-hour documentary special produced by Dmae Roberts, executive producer of MediaRites’ Crossing East series with Robynn Takayama and Alan Montecillo. The documentary addresses AAPIs and the Model Minority Myth and the historic relationship between AAPIs and African Americans. As part of a 10th anniversary celebration of the Peabody-winning radio series Crossing East, which aired on 230 public radio stations around the country we’ve been producing this documentary as well gathering more than 100 hours of oral history recordings for the Crossing East Archive.

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Crossing East PosterCrossing East Archive Project

More than 10 years ago, MediaRites debuted Crossing East, (Our Stories, Our History, Our America), the first and to date only Asian American/Pacific Islander history series on public radio.

We have embarked on an exciting project to save more than 100 hours of oral history recordings gathered for this groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning radio series hosted by George Takei and Margaret Cho.

Our goal is to put all the interviews, transcripts and photos online for the public to use for educational purposes. This act of preservation is called The Crossing East Archive Project.

MediaRites has been awarded funding from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Regional Arts and Culture Council , the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the PGE Foundation to begin building the multimedia Crossing East archive. We will also create two event projects to celebrate the 10th anniversary year.



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Flash Movies on Ing 'Doc' Hay, Refugee Dreams, and Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest and with slideshows for each Crossing East show.

5 Minute Music Features on Asian American artists

Download the Crossing East Poster

Do You Know These Facts? Quiz Yourself on Asian American history...

© 2006 MediaRites


Hosted By

George Takei

Margaret Cho

Major funding
provided by

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

With additional
support from

National Endowment for the Arts

Oregon Council
for the Humanities

Underwriting support from