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  • KTVU Producers Fired over Asiana Pilots' Fake Names

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 25, 2013

    San Francisco

    San Francisco blogger Rich Lieberman has reported in his "Rich Lieberman 415 Media" blog that KTVU-TV has fired three of its veteran producers over the gaffe involving the fake names of the Asiana airline pilots broadcast on its news program. 

    Leiberman provides a blow-by-blow account of his story of the firings. Click here for the full story

    Meanwhile, San Francisco Chronicle columnists Andrew Ross and Phillip Matier, who is also a radio and TV broadcaster, credit Leiberman with breaking the news of the firings, and comment in their Ross & Matier blog on the reaction by colleagues.

    Ross and Matier report that many colleagues were saddened but not completely surprised given the international attention the gaffe got, including a threat - later dropped - by Asiana to sue the station. "People are definitely down about it," one source said.

    The columnists cite Randy Shandobil, a former KTVU political editor who left the station 2 1/2 years ago commenting on the gaffe as an example of a systemic problem with news reporters pressured and overtaxed everywhere. For the full story by Ross and Matier click here.


    Update July 17, 2013 Asiana Airlines drops plans to sue KTVU-TV

    UPDATE July 15, 2013

    The Associated Press reports that Asiana will sue KTVU over broadcast of bogus names of four pilots of Asiana Flight 214 at SFO.

    Asian American Journalists Association Issues Statement on KTVU's Bogus Names of Pilots of SFO Asian Flight 214 Crash


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  • Update: Go see Linsanity! Jeremy Lin's "Linsanity" Documentary hit theaters Oct 11, 2013 but watch for earlier releases in your area!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 6, 2013 Update: Linsanity is in selected theaters now! Buy tickets and go!

    October 4, 2013 UPDATE: Go see Linsanity!

    "Linsanity" the docoumentary begins screening in theaters in a limited release October 11, but keep an eye out for earlier screenings in your area!

    Its a terrific documentary! Show support on the opening weekend by buying tickets!

    July 24, 2013

    Mark your calendars!

    Variety Film Reporter Dave McNary reports exclusively that "Linsanity" the documentary about Jeremy Lin directed by Evan Jackson Leong, and produced by Christopher Chen, Allen Lu and Brian Yang will be released in theaters beginning October 4, 2013.  

    For the full story by Dave McNary at Variety click here.

    I saw the documentary at a press screening earlier this year, and a second time at CAAMFest 2013's Opening Night in San Francisco, and look forward to its theatrical release. 

    If you would like to join the movie's "Street Team" to get the word out click here to fill out the Linsanity - Street Team form or go straight to the website and find the link at

    If you would ike to host your own screening with your group you can fill out a form at the official website

    "Linsanity" credits:

    Executive Producer: Sam Kwok, James Stern, Patricia SunProducer: Christopher Chen, Allen Lu, Brian YangCinematographer: Evan LeongEditor: Greg Louie

    Here's the description of "Linsanity" from CAAMFest 2013:

    In 2012, the entire media landscape was abuzz about one man: basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. From gracing the covers of Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated to being satirized by Saturday Night Live, Lin captured the imagination, both here and abroad, like no single Asian American since Bruce Lee. In Linsanity, director and Bay Area native Evan Jackson Leong goes beyond the headlines to uncover the real story behind this cultural phenomenon.

    The Jeremy Lin story begins in the suburbs of Palo Alto, where as a...

  • "Asians Eat Weird Things" by Fung Bros Comedy and Singer/Musician AJ Rafael

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 18, 2013

    Credits: Scene from Fung Bros Comedy/AJ Rafael Youtube video "Asians Eat Weird Things"

     We love food, great talent, cool music and videos at, so when we saw this video about Asian food on Youtube we had to share "Asians Eat Weird Things" with you. Its fun, and its already garnered 300,000 views since its launch July 5. 

    Congrats to the video's creators: Rapper/comedian brothers Andrew and David Fung producers of the Youtube Channel Fung Bros Comedy, singer/songwriter AJ Rafael, and director Jason Poon.

    Andrew and David Fung have been producing videos about Asian American culture on topics from Boba Tea to NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin. The brothers are originally from the Seattle area, and are now located in Monterey Park in Southern California.

    Check out Andrew and David's blog and other videos at and at 

    The video features vocals by AJ Rafael. Arthur Joseph "AJ" Rafael is a singer/songwriter from Moreno Valley, California with his own popular Youtube channel. AJ has just released a new single "Jetsetter" and music video which is available on iTunes. AJ's Facebook page announced that he is going on tour this August. Visit or his website for his schedule.

    Click here from the homepage to the full story and video.


    Credits: Scene from Fung Bros Comedy/AJ Rafael Youtube video "Asians Eat Weird Things"  Credits: Scene from Fung Bros Comedy/AJ Rafael Youtube video "Asians Eat Weird Things"

  • Top Stock Picker Natalie Pace Offers Free e-Book on Amazon for limited time

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    A Special Offer from Natalie Pace

    May 25, 2013

    Santa Monica, CA

    Top stock picker Natalie Pace is offering a stock market retreat June 8-10, 2013 in Santa Monica.Join an intimate group over three days at Natalie's last West coast investor retreat of the year. 

    These boardroom retreats are limited to 12 attendees. Call 310-430-2397 to register NOW! Use promo code ASIANUSA for a special bonus from Natalie Pace. Download her free (for limited time) ebook at The ABCs of Money. She has included links to her latest discussions about the market and you can find more at

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  • Quincy Jones is the Executive Producer of new Asian girl group "Blush"

    Posted by Admin


    May 22, 2013

    Legendary music producer/composer Quincy Jones turned 80 this year and he's still going strong. His latest endeavors include representing young talent including K-Pop style Asian girl group Blush. Click here for the story by James McKinley, Jr. at the New York Times.

    Girl group Blush includes talents from five Asian countries, Ji Hae Lee from South Korea, Alisha Budhrani from India, Natsuko Danjo from Japan, Victoria Chan from Hong Kong/China and Angeli Flores from the Philippines. Quincy executive produced Blush's new single "Warrior." Click here to view the music video. 

    On a separate note, Quincy Jones was interviewed for a documentary about Ben Fong-Torres, the legendary rock journalist and former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine. The documentary is being directed by Suzanne Joe Kai. Thanks Quincy! 



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