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17 November 2019

NBC Bay Area Launches “Asian Pacific America” Hosted By Robert Handa

A first of its kind show highlights the Asian Community in The Bay Area

SAN JOSE — NBC Bay Area has launched “Asian Pacific America” a new weekly half-hour show featuring the Asian community in the Bay Area hosted by veteran reporter Robert Handa. The show is the first of its kind and airs Sunday mornings at 5:30 a.m. on KNTV, and Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on the stations digital channel COZI TV, which can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.2.

“Asian Pacific America” offers an inside look at the storied history, vibrant culture, proud heritage and growing impact of Asian-Pacific Americans throughout local communities in the Bay Area.

On this Sunday’s show, Handa sits down with members of two Bay Area groups celebrating four decades of service, Asian Health Services and Yu-Ai Kai. Asian Health Services based in Oakland’s Chinatown treats about 25-thousand patients a year and will be celebrating 40 years of service on Sept. 27. Yu-Ai Kai, a Japanese senior service center and a fixture in San Jose’s Japantown, will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Oct. 4.

In the final segment of the show June Kuramoto, founder of Bay Area musical group Hiroshima, gives a very special performance and plays the Japanese instrument The Koto.

“Asian Pacific America” is always looking for story ideas from the community. To share your news and events please contact lance.lew@nbcuni.com.