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Second Wave



Hollywood has told us many stories of the Vietnam War, but these are some of the untold stories of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who settled in the U.S. in its wake.


18:53 | Oct 17th, 2017

When Thanh Tan was growing up, pho wasn’t cool. Now, it’s an “it” dish and it’s taking on a life of its own as more Americans eat and serve it. We look at the origins of pho and how it has come to def...Show More

21:11 | Nov 28th, 2017

What would it take to pack up your life and move to a new country? It’s a question Thanh’s parents didn’t have the luxury of asking when they fled Vietnam to America 40 years ago. But Thanh has always...Show More
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29:23 | Nov 14th, 2017

When Thanh’s godsister Kristie invites her to revisit their families’ escape from Vietnam, Thanh is not sure what to expect. Thanh agrees to go with Kristie and they visit the small fishing village wh...Show More

23:26 | Oct 31st, 2017

Growing up, Thanh had an affinity for two flags: The American flag and the Vietnamese flag. The problem is, the flag she grew up believing was the Vietnamese flag is not the same as the official flag ...Show More

22:46 | Oct 3rd, 2017

When Thanh is invited to judge a local beauty pageant, she confronts a difficult question: What makes an “ideal” Vietnamese-American woman? This episode explores how old Vietnamese traditions are kept...Show More
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