In 1994, ALL-AMERICAN GIRL made history as the first network sitcom starring an Asian American family. Starring Margaret Cho, the short-lived but landmark show is considered a trailblazer for Asian Americans on television. 25 years later, we revisit the series and have a candid discussion with the reunited Kim family.
Presented by Angry Asian Man & SAG-AFTRA
Phil Yu (Moderator)
Phil Yu is a writer, speaker and host best known as the creator of Angry Asian Man, one of the most widely read and longest-running independent websites covering news, culture and perspectives from the Asian American community. He is also co-host of the podcasts Sound and Fury and They Call Us Bruce (with Jeff Yang). Mixing humor with criticism, Phil’s commentary has been featured and quoted in the New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed and more.
Amy Hill’s television and film credits number over 170. Many remember her from her memorable turns in FIFTY FIRST DATES, or Ice Cube’s neighbor in NEXT FRIDAY. She’s currently a regular on MAGNUM PI. Having started her career in theater working with the famed Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, She’s also known in the theatre world as a respected performance artist, having written and performed a number of one-woman shows.
Clyde Kusatsu’s film & TV career began 46 years ago on KUNG FU, MASH, MAGNUM PI, ALL IN THE FAMILY, and FAREWELL TO MANZANAR. Most recently he was a father-in-law to DR. KEN, and recently guested on COOL KIDS. An early member of East West Players helped grow his awareness of the Asian American experience and work for more inclusion which he also continues as the National VP LA of SAG-AFTRA where upon merger, he was elected the first President of the LA Local of SAG-AFTRA in 2013.
J.B. Quon is a former child actor who was active in film and television in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is now a creative designer at a major automotive company.
Margaret Cho could be called the “Queen of all Media” having conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theatre. She has five Grammy Award nominations (two for music albums, Cho Dependent and American Myth) and one Emmy nod for her groundbreaking work on 30 ROCK. Never one to shy away from a difficult or “taboo” topic, her socially aware brand of stand-up comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.