Mass. -- As part of Wellesley College's Asian Awareness
Month, PBS journalist Bill Moyers will be on campus Monday,
March 15, to talk about his experience in making the
documentary series, "Becoming American: The Chinese
Experience." The lecture will be held in Jewett
Auditorium at 4:30 pm and is free and open to the public.
Moyers is a renowned and respected journalist and film
producer. His "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience," depicts
the struggles of Chinese-American immigrants.
"The event will help us to understand the great odds
that certain Asian Americans have overcome to establish
themselves in the U.S.," said Karen Shih, advisor
to students of Asian descent at Wellesley.
Moyer currently hosts the weekly magazine "Now" on
PBS, capping a 30-year career in TV journalism. It was
recently announced that he is leaving "Now" after
the November elections to begin writing a book about Lyndon
Johnson, whom he served before and during Johnson's presidency. "Now" has
aimed "to tell stories nobody else is telling and
put on people who have no forum elsewhere," Moyers
recently told the Associated Press.
Becoming American: The Chinese Experience," originally
aired on PBS stations in the spring of 2003. The films
have been presented at Wellesley in the weeks leading up
to Moyers' visit, and his March 15 lecture will begin with
a showing of a synopsis of the series. "Whatever your
own roots, this will remind you of the struggle that has
shaped our country," Moyers said.
For more information on Moyers' presentation, call 781-283-2373.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing
an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will
make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near
Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all
50 states and 68 countries.