[BAY-sp-bar-p]Asian American Pioneers "Asian American Pioneers" profiles how the people of Asia profoundly shaped the modern Bay Area. The very first Asian immigrant arrived to the Bay Area before the Gold Rush and settled in San Francisco's Chinatown. The people of Asia have been excluded, imprisoned and vilified. Yet, they fought for their right to stay and work here. And, because of that, Asian Americans have made a big impact in Bay Area politics, arts, philanthropy and, of course, cuisine. Hear the untold stories of some of those Asian American pioneers and how they're giving back to their communities. Our interviews include former Congressman Mike Honda, a survivor of internment camps; Vivek Ranadivé, the first Indian-American to own an NBA team; the Filipino entrepreneur who made personal computers possible; and the family who opened up one of the very first Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco.
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From his early days as an affordable housing advocate to serving as the city's first Asian-American mayor, Ed Lee left an indelible mark on the Bay Area.
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Take a look inside Hakone Gardens.
Thanh Long Owner Chef Helene An shares one of her popular recipes.
Persistence Paid Off
Vivek Ranadivé brought ideas to the chairman of a top tech company's board despite never having met him— and it worked.
A Sweet Success
Started by a family of immigrants from Vietnam, the Bay Area's own Sugar Bowl Bakery can now be found in stores throughout the world.