This Week on MNN

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the U.S. and the month was chosen for two reasons. First, on May 7, 1843 the first Japanese immigrant arrived in the United States. Second, on May 10, 1869 the golden spike was driven into the first transcontinental railroad, which was completed using Chinese labor. This Week on MNN our Community Members introduce us to Asian Broadway actors, photographers and healthcare professionals impacting our lives. 

Join us Sunday, May 7  starting at 1 PM and Wednesday, My 10 starting at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993)

Makilala TV is the first Filipino American talk show in the New York metro area. Their guests include artists, community leaders, innovators and emerging artists in the Filipino community. This week Makilala hosts Cristina and Rachelle are joined by guest co-host Elizabeth Cueva in this conversation with nurses Agustin Guido III & Mark Jordan Polon, who share their experiences as male Filipinos in the healthcare system.

Sunday 1 PM / Wednesday 7 PM

Makilala TV airs every Thursday at 9:00 PM on MNN Culture

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang is an arts, entertainment and lifestyle program that highlights a multitude of cultural events throughout NYC. In this episode host Lia Chang interviews Hamilton  cast member Eddy Lee. Eddy is the first Asian American male ensemble member and the first Chinese American to play Alexander Hamilton on Broadway. Join us for this exclusive interview. 

Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang  airs every Sunday at 6:30 PM on MNN Lifestyle

Asian Culture, hosted by MNN Community Member David Okada, is a program that highlights Asian Americans in arts and culture. On this episode David talks with award winning photographer and location scout Micheal Chen about his journey working as a photographer for the Malaysian government to becoming a student of film and lighting in the U.S. This conversation will take you on a trip around the world to places with great weather and amazing lighting. 

Sunday 2:00 PM / Wednesday 8:00 PM

Asian Culture is a special program. For additional times please visit