Discovering the Past
Journey to forgotten China.
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
6:17A Colorful Past
5:30Value of Women
1:55A Universal Bond
2:27A Writer’s Process
2:56In the Works
2:09Family Tree Web Exclusive
2:47Los Angeles Web Exclusive
1:01Recommended Reading Web Exclusive
1:31Recommended Reading Web Exclusive
How does a person’s heritage impact his/her sense of self?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Lisa See is a best-selling author and is considered one of the leading authorities on Chinese culture. Hear about her travels and the role heritage and history plays in her work.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Lisa See is a critically acclaimed, best-selling author of novels such as: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Snow Flower, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls.
See recently designed a walking tour of Los Angeles Chinatown and wrote the companion guidebook for Angels Walk LA.
See serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner on the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument Authority. She was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in Fall 2003.
More About See
- Lisa See Website
- Excerpt from Shanghai Girls
- Lonely Planet: China
- Chinatown Los Angeles
- Angels Walk LA
PENN STATE CONNECTION
WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, June 15 at 9pm
Big Ten Network
Monday, July 19 at 12:00pm and 3:00am
Tuesday, July 27 at 5:00pm
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.