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American Experience; Daughter From Danang; American Experience; Daughter From Danang

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Series
American Experience
Program
Daughter From Danang
Program Number

1510

Title

American Experience; Daughter From Danang

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award.

Program Description

In 1975, with the end of the war imminent, Mai Thi Kim sent her seven-year-old daughter from Vietnam to America as part of a controversial evacuation program known as "Operation Babylift." The girl was adopted by a single woman, renamed Heidi and brought up in Tennessee, where she concealed her Asian past and became "101 percent American." Twenty-two years later, Heidi tracked down her birth mother and visited Danang. Their reunion became fraught with tension and misunderstanding as the cultural gulf between Heidi and her Vietnamese family grew larger and larger.

Duration

01:22:53

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Children and Teens
Politics and Government
Parenting and Home Life
Social Issues
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Creators
Dolgin, Gail (Executive Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Daughter From Danang; American Experience; Daughter From Danang,” GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3953994C6E9D44588AA3D8F73015155A.
MLA: “American Experience; Daughter From Danang; American Experience; Daughter From Danang.” GBH Archives. Web. March 3, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3953994C6E9D44588AA3D8F73015155A>.
APA: American Experience; Daughter From Danang; American Experience; Daughter From Danang. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3953994C6E9D44588AA3D8F73015155A
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