Archive for August, 2010

Wo Ai Ni

POV follows adoptee from China

Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family, and culture? “Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy” is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an eight-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her.

Sui Yong is one of 70,000 Chinese children now being raised in the United States. Through her eyes, the viewers witness her struggle with a new identity as she transforms from a timid child into someone that no one — neither her new family nor she — could have imagined. “Wo Ai Ni Mommy” airs on POV Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2.

Little Sui Yong’s adoption takes place against a background of more and more Americans adopting overseas, especially in China. Since the Chinese opened their doors to foreign adoptions in 1992, some 70,000 Chinese children have been brought to the United States, making China the top choice for international adoptions by Americans. “Wo Ai Ni Mommy” investigates society’s attitude toward these multiracial families and the special challenges transracial adoptees face.

Detective Work

Inspector Lewis returns to Masterpiece Mystery!

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

This weekend, Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis in a third season of the popular detective series. In five new episodes, Lewis and his young partner, DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox, “A Room With a View”), continue solving cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. Alan Cumming hosts.

The season premiere, “Counter Culture Blues” airs Sunday, Aug. 29 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET and Thursday, Sept. 2 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET2. While on a routine disturbance call, Lewis is shocked to encounter a rock star he once idolized, who was believed to have died years ago. Could her sudden reappearance and attempt at a comeback album have any connection to the murder of a young orphan nearby? Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) guest stars as the sultry singer.

Eye of the Storm

Frontline investigates post-Katrina police brutality

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Behind the enduring images of heroic rescues undertaken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there is another story of law enforcement in crisis, even out of control. “Law and Disorder,” a year-long, ongoing collaboration among Frontline, ProPublica, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions.

The program airs tonight at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET2 and Monday, Aug. 30 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET. Just days before the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history, Frontline investigates several mysterious deaths at the heart of a major federal probe in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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