If you think you've read a blog entry like this before, it's probably because you have. It's time for a yearly report from some group or another saying there are aren't that many Asian Americans on TV. The latest one is from the Asian American Justice Center and it says that Asian Pacific American regular characters on network prime time television have not significantly increased over the last two years, since the group's last report.
While they're unlikely to make me go out and buy a German car anytime soon (I'm Chinese- I buy Japanese cars), Volkswagen's ad folks certainly keep coming up with entertaining commercials. In a few of their most recent cajolings, they put novel twists on racial profiling by turning the stereotypes on their own car owners.
Nguyen Qui Duc, host of KQED's Pacific Time radio show is leaving. September 14th will be his last broadcast. He is moving back to Vietnam where he will continue to report on stories.
Here's a story by Vanessa Hua in the SF Chronicle: Good morning, Vietnam -- decades after he fled, a radio host is going home.
Duc is also an advisor to Hyphen and has mentored many Asian American journalists. We're sad to see him leave the Bay Area, but excited for him. Good luck and thank you, Duc!
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