web_APA_open_2016(Note: This special was originally scheduled to air on Saturday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. but did not air due to extended golf coverage.)

Tune in on Saturday, May 21, to watch the NBC4’s “Life Connected” Asian Pacific American Heritage Month special, which airs at 7:30 p.m.

Ted Chen
Ted Chen

The award-winning “Life Connected” series celebrates several Asian Americans who live and work throughout Southern California.

The 30-minute special, hosted by NBC4 reporter Ted Chen and “Today in L.A.” traffic anchor Holly Hannula, includes stories by reporter Patrick Healy looking at the cross-cultural mix that makes up the bustling Sawtelle district in West Los Angeles.

Holly Hannula
Holly Hannula

Reporter Hetty Chang sits down with the Daria Jazmin, who was featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” and her sister as they perform together and talk about their Chinese heritage.

Chen talks with the first Korean American Los Angeles city councilmember, David Ryu, and his family history that brought him to his current seat. (Ryu is only the second Asian American to serve on the council; the first was Michael Woo.)

Renowned photographer Nick Ut, who captured the well-known photo of the “Napalm |Girl” during the Vietnam War, shares with reporter Gordon Tokumatsu his experience covering and shooting some of the biggest stories of our time.

Also, watch the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month public service announcement on the main channel, CoziTV and at NBCLA.com, which features NBC4 journalists sharing what their heritage means to them.

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