K-Town '92 Reporters
K-Town '92 Reporters looks at the city-wide civil unrest that erupted in 1992. Three journalists covered the story for the Los Angeles Times, providing reporting on the destruction and deaths. Twenty-five years later, they revisit their stories and impressions of those tumultuous events, and the media coverage they helped to create.
Doc World: One Child
On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, China, killing nearly 90,000 people - many of them children. Under China’s strict family planning policy, every one is their family’s only child. Follow three families from the city of Beichuan as they struggle to understand the disaster and find a way to live with their personal tragedy.
America ReFramed: Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story
Eddy Zheng came to America with his family when he was 12 years old. Then at 16, he committed a horrible crime: home invasion and kidnapping. Year after year he hoped for parole, and after almost 20 years in prison, Zheng was released, a model prisoner who wanted to become a community leader. But his victims insisted he should still be deported.
America ReFramed: Unbroken Glass
Things happen to you when you're a kid..."and you make sense of it after." Two decades after his parents' deaths, Dinesh Sabu is worried that he has no memories of his mother and father. It's a journey that takes him back to India, a country he barely knows, and it forces him to think about the mental illness that seems to run in his family.
Local, USA: The Roots of 'Ulu
1700 years ago, seafaring Polynesians brought 'ulu or breadfruit to Hawaii. It was a staple of the native cuisine for generations – until Western contact brought hamburgers and french fries, and with them, diabetes and obesity. Could a return to traditional foods reverse these trends? Many islanders believe it can: "Our foods have mana."
Doc World: Finding Samuel Lowe
Paula Madison knew her mother was half Chinese, half Jamaican. Growing up in Harlem, she wondered about her Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. When did he immigrate and then leave the islands? Madison embarks on a trip of a lifetime, tracing her grandfather back to his ancestral village – and finds she has a whole new family to embrace.
Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration
In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. Relocation, Arkansas weaves remarkable stories into a tale of prejudice and perseverance, hurt and healing, and ultimately, the triumph of reconciliation.