April 30, 2013
This May the United States Capitol Historical Society observes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by partnering with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAIC) to present a series of public service announcements (PSAs) through the National Association of Broadcasters.
Eighteen public service announcements are available to television stations for airing throughout the month. These PSAs highlight the careers of six current and former Members of Congress, each in 30 second, 60 second, and 90-120 second spots. The six APA Members of Congress are:
- Dalip Singh Saund, California, U.S. House of Representatives (1957-1963)
- Daniel Inouye, Hawaii, U.S. House of Representatives (1959-1963); U.S. Senate (1963-2012)
- Patsy Mink, Hawaii, U.S. House of Representatives (1965-1977; 1990-2002)
- Norman Mineta, California, U.S. House of Representatives (1975-1995)
- Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, U.S. House of Representatives (2005-2008)
- Judy Chu, California, U.S. House of Representatives (2009-present)
The six 90-120 second spots can be viewed on the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s YouTube channel.
These PSAs are a result of the Society’s ongoing series of interviews and video segments on current and former Asian Pacific American Members of Congress. Interviews with Daniel Inouye, Norman Mineta, Daniel Akaka, Doris Matsui, and Michael Honda were produced in association with the Heritage Series, LLC.