Local Journalist Wins Emmy for Story on Internment Letters
Local ABC 10News journalist, Rina Nakano has been awarded a local Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter for her story “Dear Miss Breed: Letters of Hope During Internment.” For the story, she interviewed local Japanese American community member, Elizabeth Kikuchi Yamada about her correspondence with Miss Clara Breed, librarian at San Diego Public Library, while her and her family were at Poston internment camp in Arizona during WWII. Watch her special report here
One Book, One San Diego
One Book, One San Diego is our region’s premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 14th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.” KPBS
2020 Selections –
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Write to Me by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Amiko Hirao
KPBS presented a special VIRTUAL event with activist and actor George Takei, author of “They Called Us Enemy,” the 2020 One Book, One San Diego selection. The program also featured a performance by Genbu Daiko at the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego and an address by local historian Prof. Susan Hasegawa, followed by an interview with Mr. George Takei by KPBS Arts and Culture reporter, Beth Accomando. See VIDEO of this previously recorded event.