The Center for Asian American Media presents innovative, engaging Asian American works on public television through our dynamic documentary programs. CAAM’s award-winning public TV programs are seen by millions of viewers a year across the United States, including 47 documentary shows in the last four years and more than 200 films since 1982. Since launching the groundbreaking Asian American anthology series Silk Screen (1982-1987) on PBS, CAAM has continued to bring works to millions of viewers nationwide. CAAM is a member of the National Multicultural Alliance (formerly the National Minority Consortia), designated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide diverse programming to PBS.
EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAMS WITH ARTISTIC AND SOCIAL VISION
Since launching the ground-breaking Asian American anthology series Silk Screen on PBS (1982-1987), the Center for Asian American Media continues to bring award-winning works to national audiences.
ASIAN AMERICAN VIEWPOINTS AND STORIES SEEN AND HEARD BY THE BROADEST AUDIENCE POSSIBLE
The Center for Asian American Media occupies a unique position as the voice of Asian Pacific American communities in the world of public broadcasting. We carry a responsibility that no other group has — to ensure that our communities have access to production for public television and to get shows on PBS.
Our premise is that the “public” in public television must be inclusive of Asian Pacific American viewpoints and stories. The Center for Asian American Media works with the public television system on national, regional, and local levels to ensure the broadcast of innovative, engaging works.
EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY
Putting the Center for Asian American Media programs on the air includes finding works that fit with our mission and educating the widest possible viewing audience about these important shows and Asian Pacific American communities.
We view the free public airwaves as one of the most important opportunities to communicate the concerns and stories of Asian America to the broadest and most diverse public. The Center for Asian American Media is an active player in preserving public funds for public broadcasting.
PUBLIC TELEVISION PARTNERS
With the generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Center for Asian American Media works with national PBS and its regional networks, local PBS stations, PBS series such as P.O.V. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS).
NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL ALLIANCE
The Center for Asian American Media is one of five members of the multicultural public broadcasting consortia designated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide programming to PBS.