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Asians in the Arts compared to other groups


Asian Arts Spectrum
60%  1999 Seattle Youth Symphony violins
55%  1994 Calif Youth Orchestra
28%  1999 Seattle Youth Symphony musicians
14%  1995 Public Television children shows
7.5% 1994 San Francisco Symphony
3.8% 1994 Seattle Symphony
2.3% 1994 all TV parts
2.0% 1995 Cable TV children programs
1.9% 1998 all TV roles APA
1.3% 1998 series leads
0.5% 1997 series leads APA female
0.2% 1997 series leads APA males
0%   1993 top paid entertainers
0%   1993 100 most powerful in Hollywood

See TV roles


Blacks are not underrepresented as Actors. Asians are tied with
Hispanics for more under-represented, with more theater and movie
work, but fewer commercials. 


$$Park, Steve

$$Wang, Garrett


winter 2000 issue of OCA newsletter
Network Brownout - picture of liberal OCA with ... Rev Al Sharpton???
1998 Casting data of Screen Actors Guild
1997 0.2% series leads to APA males 0.5% female
1998 1.9% all tv roles to APA
2.5% supporting roles to APA, 4 (all women) were cast of 1353 in 1998
APA peaked on TV at 2.3% 1994 2.1% in 1998

Black Actors Leading In Getting Roles (USA Today)
Seattle Times Oct 14, 1996 p. 6

Screen Actor's Guild study of TV and movie

1995 19% minority      1991 15%
     13% black male         11%
      4% latino male
      3% latino female

doc\94\3\sagact.xls - actors in screen actors guild

 1992 Screen Actors Guild Membership
             Total   White   Black   Hispani Asian   Am Indian
 Index                  1.00   -1.53   -2.85   -2.00   -1.61

 Rank        Theatrical Film Television      Commercials
                143% Am Indi    111% White      114% White
                117% Black      108% Black       83% Black
                106% White       71% Am Indi     71% Am Indian
                 86% Asian       57% Asian       51% Hispanic
                 40% Hispani     30% Hispani     29% Asian
Asians and Hispanics are last, Blacks over rep in TV and Theater films

@@anime (Japanese Animation)

\clip\96\10\anime.txt Los Angeles Times Tuesday, December 3, 1996
COLUMN ONE Beyond 'Speed Racer'


[[carrere, tia
    doc\94\3\tia.txt wayne' world 2

@@classical music
_classical music

Asians are high in youth participation, but not in
subscriptions, or professional orchestras


#Curtis Intitute           W1.00(.71)               A 11.29
Julliard                   W1.00(.87) B-2.28 H-2.73 A  5.11
#Palo Alto Chamber Orches  W1.00                    A  4.88
Seattle Youth Symp 94      W1.00(.78) B1.03 H1.33   A  4.33 N  1.17
#San Jose Symp. Youth Orc  W1.00                    A  3.80
#Calif. Youth Orchestra    W1.00                    A  3.67
#San Fran. Symp Youth Orc. W1.00                    A  1.47
Go to Opera                W1.00      B-1.78        A  1.44
Go to Ballet               W1.00      B-1.81        A  1.30
Go to Classical Music	   W1.00      B-1.91        A -1.04
Go to Musicals             W1.00      B-1.27        A -1.72
San Jose Symphony 95       W1.00(1.79)B-6.92 H-41.8 A -3.68
Seattle Symphony 94        W1.00      B-6.65 H0.00  A -3.86  N0.00
#San Francisco Symphony    W1.00                    A -4.86
SF Symphony Subscribers    W1.00(1.95)BH-9.53       A-13.9

# compared against non-Asian population instead of white

Rank by absolute Percentage
Seattle Youth Symphony Violins 1999       66%
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra               50.0% 
San Jose Symphony Youth Orch              45.5% 
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orc          36.8% 
Seattle Youth Symphony 1999               28%


[[Boston - won't release figures, but they have them

[[Los Angeles Philharmonic

[[San Francisco - don't have a breakdown

[[San Francisco Bay
\doc\95\13\asiaorc2.wk1 - Asians in orchestras

San Jose Symphony 1994-95 season					
San Jose Symphony W1.00 (1.79) B-6.92 H-41.83 A-3.68					

d:\priv\95\01\asiaorch.txt - asians high in prizes, classical
solists, but not professional orchestras

In 1994:                                       Pop
Professional                    Totl AsianPct  Asian NonAsiIndex
San Jose Symphony                 89    3  3.4% 18.0% 82.0%  -6.29
San Francisco Symphony           106    8  7.5% 28.4% 71.6%  -4.86
Total                            195   11  5.6%
Calif. Youth Orchestra           109   60 55.0% 25.0% 75.0%   3.67
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orc  87   32 36.8% 28.4% 71.6%   1.47
San Jose Symphony Youth Orch      44   20 45.5% 18.0% 82.0%   3.80
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra       26   13 50.0% 17.0% 83.0%   4.88
Total                            266  125 47.0%

CYO vs. average of SF and SJ, PA is vs. Santa Clara county

Sources: California Youth Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Jose
Symphony, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Mercury News


Index W1.00 B-6.65 H0.00 A-3.86 Pct W94.3 B1.9 H0.0 A3.8
Seattle Symphony by Race 1994 (source: adminstration 443-4740)

        White   Black   Hisp    Asian   Total
Number       99       2       0       4     105
Percent    94.3%    1.9%    0.0%    3.8%
City       73.7%    9.9%    3.6%   11.5%
Rate       1.28    0.19    0.00    0.33
Index      1.00   -6.65    0.00   -3.86

Asians are nearly as under-represented as Blacks at 1/6 vs. 1/4
SF Symp 415-552-8000 - no information

Seattle Youth Symphony Vs. King County
(Based on 33% sample of auditions, black thought to be close to 4 than
        White   Black   Hisp    Asian   NatAm
Orches     65.0%    4.0%    3.0%   26.0%    1.0%
County     83.3%    5.0%    2.9%    7.7%    1.1%
Rate       0.78    0.80    1.03    3.38    0.91
Index      1.00    1.03    1.33    4.33    1.17
Mary Lathrop

Seattle Youth Symphony May 1999 Program
24 Asian violinists out of 34 total, about 2/3
1 / 31 Endowed "musical" chairs
35/ 124 musicians 28% overall

\doc\94\17\asclass.wk1 - Asians in classical music
Asian Americans and Philanthropy
Asian Week 6/3/94 Elisa Lee
SF Symphony Subscribers W1.95 BH-9.53 A-13.9
Julliard vs. US pop W1.00(.87) B-2.28 H-2.73 A5.11
Curtis Intitute NonAsian 1.00(.71) Asian 11.29


"Meeting the Maker: Today's string instruments show their master's
touch" Seattle Post Intelligencer April 12, 1997 p. B1 F041297 RM
Campbell PI Music Critic. Asian interest in violin playing in the
1970 is credited with rising string instrument values and new
interest in creating new instruments.


The funniest women ever Ladirs Home Journal
Feb 1999 poll of readers

Top 10
Rosie O'Donnell
Lucille Ball
Whoopi Goldberg
Goldie Hawn
Gilda Radner
Lily Tomlin
Carol Burnett
Lily Tomlin
Kirstie Alley
Bette Midler

1 black
3 jews?

\priv\96b\03\ascomic.txt Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 06:27:50 -0400 From: (NewsHound) NOTHING'S SACRED Racism, taboos
get a mighty wallop from Asian-American comedy troupe By Carolyn Jung
Step into the irreverent world of the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors,
and prepare to be assaulted. Nothing is sacred to the Bay Area's only
Asian-American skit comedy troupe. Amy Tan, lactose intolerance,
mah-jongg and internment camps all get skewered here.

[[[ Participation - see arts.participation

doc941\artspart.wk1 Arts participation by race white=1.0

Opera           W1.00 B-1.78 A 1.44
Ballet          W1.00 B-1.81 A 1.30
Classical Music	W1.00 B-1.91 A-1.04
Musicals        W1.00 B-1.27 A-1.72

@@end classical


\doc\95\07\entpers.txt Entertainment Personalities, 1994 - Asians are
4 / 1760 (0.23%) entertainment personalities, 3% of population.
source: World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1995
index W1.00 A-13.00

\doc935\richent.xls,.prn Of top 10 paid entertainers, relative
to population

W1.00 B3.00 H0.00 A0.00


"Minorities bypassed by media"
San Francisco Examiner Dec 8, 1991 by Steven A. Chin
SF State  Journalism Dept and Public Research Institutes
Blacks are actually about even with whites, but Asians
and Hispanics are down by a factor of five

Newpaper sources compared with 1990 Bay Area population
       News  Pop  Ratio vs White
White  80.0  60.0 1.0
Black  11.0   9.0 -1.09
Hisp    4.0  15.0 -5.00
Asian   4.0  15.0 -5.00
Other   1.0   7.0 -9.33

Television sources
White  81.0  60.0 1.0
Black  12.0   9.0 -1.01
Hisp    3.0  15.0 -6.75
Asian   4.0  15.0 -5.06
Other   0.0   7.0 -0.00



The Movies, Race, and Ethnicity Media Resources Center Moffitt
Library, UC Berkeley 642-8197 \clip\97\08\ethmov\ethmov.htm

%%Chan, Jackie

z50\clip\2001\07\rush2.txt Film of the week: Chan's "Rush Hour 2" By
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent Liberal
whites like to believe that such differences are only skin-deep.
Underneath, they assume, everybody is a white liberal.  Tucker's
character is loud, assertive, fun-loving, egotistical, sexy and tall,
while Chan's is quiet, shy, duty-bound, worried, cuddly and short.

%%Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee 2000 kung fu film

The Flight Club How a modest man made 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon' the soaring-est movie of the year By ELIZABETH WEITZMAN New
York DAily News Online - Arts and Lifestyle - Movies Sunday, December
03, 2000
Ang Lee does a Kung Fu movie with Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh.
Film promises "Matrix" style fights and lush period epic scenary.

January 14, 2001 In Movie Theaters Now: The Asian Alternative By DAVE
KEHR "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," an elevated martial arts film
from Taiwan's Ang Lee ("The Wedding Banquet"), is on its way to
becoming the first Chinese-language film to break out of the art
house and become a genuine popular success.  will almost certainly
become the highest-grossing foreign-language film of all time in the
United States,

January 10, 2001 Film Institute Chooses Top 10 `Moments of
Significance' By RICK LYMAN ...and the "watershed" combination of
global storytelling techniques in Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon" were chosen as "moments of significance" in the American Film
Institute's first attempt to chart the coming century in movies.

meaning of Tiger/Dragon..  by: mishimamasan (35/M/new york, NY)
12/9/00 5:54 pm Tiger & Dragon are the names of the young couple, Jen
& Lo, in chinese (the name got lost in the translation. god knows
why? i would think it's important) "The world is full of Crouching
Tiger and Hidden Dragon" is quoted in the movie dialog to mean "full
of hidden dangers".  it's the number one movie in france?)  

1/22: 27 theaters in greater boston vs 43 "new groove"

Soundtrack is #18 on, 1/10 #16 1/17
outsells Breathe by Faith Hill (29)
Britney Spears (33). Grinch soundtrack is top 100 on billboard, but
not on amazon.

z47\clip\2001\01\11\bostiger High-flying 'Tiger' By Jay
Carr Boston Globe Ang Lee, who never makes the
same movie twice, has described it as an idealized fantasy of the
Hong Kong martial arts films he grew up watching as a boy in Taiwan.

Movie Book

In a Year of Movie Lows, We Found some Highs In 'Almost Famous'
Flicks' In our top 10, modest films outdid big productions 'Hidden
Dragon Slays Hollywood' Wall Street Journal Jan 5, 2001 Yuen Wo-Ping
staged the combat routines (also Matrix). Characters speak Mandarin,
but first language is cinema.

z47\clip\2001\01\heyram.txt 'Tiger' may burn bright
Taiwan's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (Ang Lee). (may get oscar
for best picture, only 6 foreign language movies have won in 72 years)

People who made Crouching Tiger

tied with  "Traffic"  behind "Gladiator" which
Ang Lee's  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"  won
four oscars for best  foriegn-language film
cinematography,art direction, original score and
tied with  "Traffic"  behind "Gladiator" which
won five oscars which included best picture,
best actor, costume design, sound, and visual
The Oscars: It's Joy and Triumph in This Arena.
Robert W. Welkos and Susan King.
Los Angeles Times. Monday. March 26, 2001,1419,L-LATimes-Oscars-X!ArticleDetail-268
`Gladiator wins five; `Tiger' takes four
BRUCE NEWMAN. San Jose Mercury News. Sunday, March 25, 2001. 11:16pm PST
 Best picture 
  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" 
  "Erin Brockovich" 
*  "Gladiator"  

 Best actor 
  Javier Bardem ("Before Night Falls") 
 * Russell Crowe ("Gladiator")  
  Tom Hanks ("Cast Away") 
  Ed Harris ("Pollock") 
  Geoffrey Rush ("Quills") 

 Best actress 
  Joan Allen ("The Contender") 
  Juliette Binoche ("Chocolat") 
  Ellen Burstyn ("Requiem for a Dream") 
  Laura Linney ("You Can Count on Me") 
  *Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich")  

 Best supporting actor 
  Jeff Bridges ("The Contender") 
  Willem Dafoe ("Shadow of the Vampire") 
*  Benicio Del Toro ("Traffic")  
  Albert Finney ("Erin Brockovich") 
  Joaquin Phoenix ("Gladiator") 

 Best supporting actress 
  Judi Dench ("Chocolat") 
 * Marcia Gay Harden ("Pollock")  
  Kate Hudson ("Almost Famous") 
  Frances McDormand ("Almost Famous") 
  Julie Walters ("Billy Elliot") 

 Best director 
  Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot") 
  Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") 
  Steven Soderbergh ("Erin Brockovich") 
  Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") 
  Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic")  *

 Best screenplay (original) 
  Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous")   *
  Lee Hall ("Billy Elliot") 
  Susannah Grant ("Erin Brockovich") 
  David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson
  Kenneth Lonergan ("You Can Count on Me") 

 Best screenplay (adaptation) 
  Robert Nelson Jacobs ("Chocolat") 
  Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung
 ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") 
  Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ("O Brother, Where Art
  Stephen Gaghan ("Traffic") *  
  Steve Kloves ("Wonder Boys) 

 Foreign language film 
  "Amores Perros" (Mexico) 
  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (Taiwan)   *
  "Divided We Fall" (Czech Republic) 
  "Everybody Famous" (Belgium) 
  "The Taste of Others" (France) 

 Art direction 
  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"  *
  "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 

  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"   *
  "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 
  "The Patriot" 

  "Cast Away" 
  "Gladiator"  *
  "The Patriot" 
  "The Perfect Storm" 

 Sound Editing 
  "Space Cowboys" 
  "U-571"  *

  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" 
  "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 
  "Gladiator"  *
  "102 Dalmatians" 

 Original score 
  "Chocolat," Rachel Portman 
  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Tan Dun  *
  "Gladiator," Hans Zimmer 
  "Malena," Ennio Morricone 
  "The Patriot," John Williams 

 Original Song 
  "A Fool In Love," Randy Newman ("Meet The Parents")
  "I've Seen It All," Bjork, Lars von Trier and Sjon
 Sigurdsson ("Dancer in the Dark") 
  "A Love Before Time," Jorge Calandrelli, Tan Dun and
 James Schamus ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") 
  "My Funny Friend and Me," Sting and David Hartley
 ("The Emperor's New Groove") 
  "Things Have Changed,"
 Bob Dylan ("Wonder Boys") *

 Documentary feature 
  "Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the
 Kindertransport"  *
  "Long Night's Journey Into Day" 
  "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" 
  "Sound and Fury" 

 Documentary (short subject) 
  "Big Mama"  *
  "Curtain Call" 
  "The Man on Lincoln's Nose" 
  "On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom 

 Film Editing 
  "Almost Famous" 
  "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" 
  "Traffic"  *
  "Wonder Boys 

  "The Cell" 
  "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"  *
  "Shadow of the Vampire" 

 Animated Short Film 
  "Father and Daughter"  *
  "The Periwig-Maker" 

 Live Action Short Film 
  "By Courier" 
  "One Day Crossing" 
  "Quiero Ser (I want to be)"  *
  "A Soccer Story (Una Historia de Futebol)" 

 Visual Effects 
  "Gladiator"  *
  "Hollow Man" 
  "The Perfect Storm 

"Crouching Tiger" Stirs Chinese Pride But Viewers Turned off
BEIJING, Mar 26, 2001 -- (Agence France Presse) "Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon" sparked frenzied interest in the annual Oscars
ceremony in China, but most punters dismissed the Chinese-language
movie as watered down fodder for Western audiences.  

%%Kung Fu

Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)... Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine) is
hunted by a a California opium dealer chinese warlord Mako. Mako
sends an assasin (Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee) to kill Caine. Key
Luke plays Master Po in flashbacks. The video hound gives it 2-1/2

[[Flower Drum song, Rogers and Hammerstein Musical / Movie

Rogers and Hammerstein. One of the least well know of the R&H musicals, it was the first and perhaps only major studio movie with an all-Asian cast. The only speaking white part was the mugger, which says a lot about some Chinese view the Americans. Their musicals alway pit two groups, Navy vs. Islanders, Cowboys vs. Farmers, here it's the modern American way vs. the traditional Chinese way in chop suey San Francisco chinatown where the two meet and co-exists, sort of. The most endearing legacy that most people may not realize is the hit song "I enjoy being a girl" which keeps popping up in the oddest places in the 80s and 90s despite it's being the ultimate anti-feminist song.

In the Asian community, it suffers from the impression that it stereotypes Asians, but on the other hand, it's the closest thing Asian Americans have to a Porgy and Bess or Fiddler on the Roof.

I've heard of some Asian communities doing it, either as is or updated, but with the current prohibition of whites acting as Asian parts, there is little chance mainstreamers would attempt to do it without an all-Asian cast, which also puts it at an even bigger disadvantage as compared to doing the zillionth production of Oaklahoma.

If you ask me, I was disappointed at the ending, the nice Chinese American girl who likes number one son should have gotten him, not the shy mail order bride, but then she didn't try very hard to get noticed.

z54\clipim\2001\12\14\flower\image1.gif 2,3 Review David Henry Hwang revises "Flower Drum Song" Northwest Asian Weekly Dec 8, 2001 p. 9 MIchael Huchwara Associated Press z54\clip\2001\11\flowdrum.txt 'Flower Drum Song' stays close to roots By Lauren Hunter CNN Showbiz Today Reports November 7, 2001 DAVID HENRY HWANG'S REMAKE OF FLOWER DRUM SONG A HIT z53\clipim\2001\10\29\flower\flower.htm Seattle Times October 28, 2001 'Flower Drum Song' gets makeover By Misha Berson Seattle Times theater critic musical comedy has resurfaced in Los Angeles, in a revisionist version written by noted playwright David Henry Hwang it was the first Broadway show with a large cast of Asian Americans — from Pat Suzuki (a winning singer "discovered" by Bing Crosby at a club in Seattle) to the petite, Japanese-born Miyoshi Umeki. decline ... a paradoxical convergence of casting requirements and a bitter backlash by Chinese Americans .. [that it was stereotyped and dated] Rodgers & Hammerstein time June 8, 1998 p. 181. R & H wrote nine musicals together. five are legendary hits Oaklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and the Sound Of Music. The Flower Drum Song was also a success, but not in the same league. FLOWER DRUM SONG REVIVAL IN WORKS \clip\97\97\flowsong.txt DD1911.DTL&directory=/chronicle/archive/1997/10/09 Thursday, October 9, 1997 · Page E3 ©1997 San Francisco Chronicle Woo, `Flower Drum Song' Stars to Get Golden Rings Asian American Art Foundation awards Edward Guthmann, Chronicle Staff Writer

Re-issued by MCA on home video early 90s.

See - A&E The Sound Of Movies laser disc review is here:

Hu's on First column: Asian Week Jan 15, 1989 Forbidden City, Flower Drum Song

The Musicals Home Page

Synopsis synopsis.shtml

%%rising sun

doc936:risesun.txt Rising Sun
doc938:movies.txt Rising Sun, Joy Luck Club, Power Rangers


Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 
there is a more complete list at
here are selections on who should be in the apa "hall of fame" (of
course, subject to everybody opinion) - the list has to be the "top ten"
the artists are listed in alphabetical order
** yoyo ma
** michael kang (from string cheese incident)
** james iha (from smashing pumpkins)
** beat junkies
** blackeye peas (1 of the member is a filipino)
** INVISIBL SKRATCH PIKLZ (w/q-bert and others)
** Hiroshima
** Deftones (bass player is Chi Chong)
** Wide Mouth Mason (opened for the Rolling Stones)
** DJ Honda


%%Making Tracks

Off-broadway rock musical hit written by broadway cast member of Miss
Saigon based on Asian American history from the time of the railroads.
Welly Yang’s “Making Tracks” in Northwest 
By Sarah Lorenzini 
For the NW Asian Weekly z55\clipim\2002\04\22\prem\prem.htm
Making Tracks 
A Benefit Concert for Our Children in North Korea 1999 News release Issaquah / Everett 2002

Lyrics to Picture Bride

Seattle PI story on Welly Yang

Immigrant story comes full circle in 'Making Tracks' Tuesday, March
19, 2002
From cheap railroad labor laws to life-destructing internment camps,
the history of Asians in America isn't the cheeriest subject for a
rock musical. And while "Making Tracks" may even begin and end with a
funeral, it's a far-from-tragic mood, a worthy effort to weave music
and drama with a slice of Asian Americana.

March 21, 2002 Theater Review Ambitious 'Tracks' just takes on too
much By Misha Berson Seattle Times theater critic 


doc941\artspart.wk1 Arts participation by race white=1.0

  Ranked by Asian                 Ranked by Black
                Asian/Other                     Blacks
Opera             144.1%        Jazz              160.4%
Ballet            130.6%        Plays            -113.1%
Art Museums       102.9%        Reading literatu -122.7%
Classical Music  -104.8%        Musicals         -127.5%
Reading literatu -142.6%        Art Museums      -143.8%
Arts/Crafts Fair -158.0%        Opera            -178.9%
Historic Park    -171.8%        Ballet           -181.5%
Musicals         -172.4%        Classical Music  -191.3%
Plays            -172.5%        Arts/Crafts Fair -192.1%
Jazz             -206.1%        Historic Park    -210.8%


"Asian Bands Rock" Seattle Times Sept 24, 1995 Story about new
Asian American bands that break stereotypes. Includes Seattle
trio "Lotus", and rap group Seoul Brothers.

\priv\96\16\asband.txt Chicago Tribune April 26, 1996 "Orient
Express Asian-American-Lead Bands on Track for Film Festival


%%All American Girl

\priv\95\08\allamgi.htm `All-American Girl' Stirs Debate Among Bay
Asians / New sit-com promotes distorted view, some cla (HTML) Jan 16,

%%Amount of Viewing

"Black Viewers May Stay Loyal to Fox" Wall Street Journal Oct 4, 1995
p. B1 Blacks watch televsion 15% more than the average household
W1.00 B1.15 H?.?? A?.??


April 2009 premiere southland NBC Series
There are no Asian characters, good or bad, but there
are actually more Asians than blacks, and hispanics are
about half the population.

2010 estimated LA county population
41.6% white
22.5% non-hispanic white
 8.6% black
13.2% asian
 1.1% amindian/AN
26.1% other
50.9% hispanic
for population \yr\09\doc\web\2009\04\lapop.xls

\yr\09\clip\2009\04\missingasianams.txt (access 4/2009)
Asian Week Sept 15, 2006 p. 22
Asian Ams Missing On TV
study by UCLA researchers for the Asian
American Justice Center (AAJC)
APAs comprise 5% of the U.S. population, APA characters make up only
2.6% of the prime-time television regular characters.[about 1/2]
San Francisco 33.8% APA population, 3 shows but not 2004 prime time characters
New York with 10.3% APAs 1 show Law and Order: SVU (NBC) with 
one APA regular. 
King of Queens (CBS) has no APA characters even though Queens, N.Y. is 20.4% APA.

z41\clip\2000\05\08\astv.txt Los Angeles Times Monday, May 8, 2000 By
American Coalition Blasts New Network Shows According to the Asian
Pacific American Media Coalition's preliminary analysis, NBC has cast
two Asian Pacific Americans in their pilots. "That is the same number
of roles that dogs have in NBC shows," said Narasaki. "I mean, we
have to do better than the pets."  Fox didn't list any Asian Pacific
Americans; CBS only listed "a stereotypical Korean grocer" in a new
show, "Russo," Narasaki said.  Also, she feared that CBS would cancel
"Martial Law," which stars Sammo Hung. 


Study shows black and white viewing habits coming together
2.sml 8.40 p.m. ET (141 GMT) February 3, 1999 By David Bauder, Associated
Press "NEW YORK (AP) — By standard television measurements, "The Steve
Harvey Show'' isn't a hit. Last week it ranked 101st on the Nielsen Media
Research list of 132 prime-time programs. Among black audiences, though,
the WB's Thursday night comedy is the most popular show on the air. It's
one example of how blacks and whites differ in what they watch. A new
study, however, shows the races may be finding more common ground as
networks do a better job putting together multiethnic casts. During the
last three months of 1998, six shows ranked among the 20 most-watched
series in both black and white homes, according to the study by TN Media,
an advertising buying firm. They were "ER,'' "60 Minutes,'' "Monday Night
Football,'' "Touched By an Angel,'' "NYPD Blue'' and "The CBS Sunday


\CLIP\97\02\integtv.txt Los Angeles Times Monday,
January 27, 1997 Black & White TV 

Sunday, January 26, 1997 ROOTS PLUS 20 But on ABC, CBS and NBC, the
three networks in existence when "Roots" aired, most TV comedies are
still largely segregated, there is not a single drama series built
around a black actor, and blacks and other minorities have minimal
presence in made-for-television movies.


\doc\95\13\sailmoon.txt Japanese action adventure series for girls is
#1 in Asian, some European countries.

"Reluctant Major TV Networks Seek More Children's Programs"
Seattle Post Intelligencer Oct 5, 1995 (New York Times)

1995 Top 5 programs age 2-5
1) Barney and Friends (PBS)
2) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Fox)
3) Sesame Street (PBS)
4) Animaniacs (Fox / WB)
5) Magic School Bus (PBS)

\priv\95\04\puzzplac.txt puzzle place review

\doc\95\02\childtv.txt - 80% of TV children are white (vs. 70% in
reality, off by only 14%) "Children polled say TV encourages sex too
soon" Claudia Puig (Los Angeles Times) Seattle Times Feb 27, 1995

children television
  \doc\95\02\childtv.wk1 - Children on TV by Race
  Summary: Study finds that commercial TV is not diverse, 
  but only Hispanics are under-represented. Public TV has
  minorities 5 to 15 times better represented than whites, who
  are only half their population. Blacks are not substantially
  underrepresented on any class of television network.

  original filed under asian.arts.television.children
  Based on "How Children are Portrayed" New York Times
  Feb 27, 1995 
                       White       Black     Hisp      Asian
  All in US under 18         69.0%     15.0%     12.0%      3.0%
  Commercial Networks        80.0%     14.0%      2.0%      4.0%
  Cable Networks             76.0%     13.0%      3.0%      2.0%
  Public Television          35.0%     28.0%     20.0%     14.0%

  Index White=1.00     White       Black     Hisp      Asian
  Commercial Networks         1.00     -1.24     -6.96      1.15
  Cable Networks              1.00     -1.02      1.58     -1.90
  Public Television           1.00      4.68     14.48     15.20

Puzzle Place - one Christian white out of cast of 6
characters vs. 70% of US population.
White Male
White Jewish Female
Asian Female
Hisp Female
NatAm Male
AfAm  Male

%%Hispanic/Latino html
\clip\97\15\latino.txt The Seattle Times Company Wednesday, June 4,
1997 TV portrays Latinos negatively, study says by Chuck Taylor
Seattle Times staff reporter During 1996, about 1 percent of news
stories in those half-hour broadcasts focused on Latinos and issues
related to them. Latinos represent about 15 percent of the national

 From: Subject: TV
Brownout 11 June 1997


Asian guy on Jag asks for help


Living color eludes the TV front office
By ERIC DEGGANS St. Petersburg Times, published February 22, 1999
"According to figures in a recent speech by Federal Communications
Commission Chairman Bill Kennard, only 18.2 percent of upper-level jobs
are held by minorities in the broadcast industry. The number of minority
TV station owners fell nearly 50 percent last year -- to about 13 of the
country's 1,200 TV stations -- with ownership of all broadcast outlets by
minorities at about 3 percent. Recent U.S. Census projections show black
people, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans comprise about 30 percent
of the population."


More women, minority TV reporters gaining air time
Richard Huff - New York Daily News "Having stood in the shadows for
decades, women and minority correspondents are getting more air time than
ever before on the Big Three evening newscasts, according to a new survey.
Women covered 28 percent of the evening-news stories in 1998, up from just
16 percent in 1991, according to the latest report from Southern Illinois
University, which tracks this subject yearly. Minority reporters covered
15 percent of the stories last year, up from 7 percent eight years ago,
the survey found."

BBC CREATES NEWS JUST FOR UK BLACKS - THEY PREFER US/CNN 32f1467c&atmo=32f1467c&pg=/et/96/6/10/nbbc10.html
\clip\97\03\blaknews.txt UK News Electronic Telegraph Monday June 10
1996 BBC launches black news 


Ranked by Asian representation
Pub Tel children     W      1.0 B 4.68 H14.48 A15.20
Commercial children  W      1.0 B-1.24 H-6.56 A 1.15
92 Theater films     w(1.06)1.0 B 1.11 H-2.61 A-1.22 N 1.35 doc\94\3\sagact.xls 
Female roles         W(1.13)1.0 B-1.36 H-3.09 A-1.23 N-8.52
Cable Netw children  W      1.0 B-1.02 H 1.58 A-1.90
92 Television actors W(1.11)1.0 B-1.02 H-3.66 A-1.93 N-1.55 doc\94\3\sagact.xls 
92 Screen Actors	 W      1.0 B-1.53 H-2.85 A-2.00 N-1.61 doc\94\3\sagact.xls 
Commercials          W(1.14)1.0 B-1.36 H-2.25 A-3.95 N-1.59 doc\94\3\sagact.xls
92-3 TV shows        W(1.07)1.0 B 1.42 H-9.62 A-4.01 		doc\95\07\primtime.wk1
Prime Time TV 03     W(1.15)1.0 B 1.04 H-5.2  A-4.6
Roles on TV shows    W(1.07)1.0 B 1.34 H-5.84 A-5.84 N-2.34 
Committed crimes     W      1.0 B 1.00 H 4.00 A ?.?? N ?.??
Negative Portrayal   W      1.0 B-1.33 H 1.56 A ?.?? N ?.??

Asians and Hispanics are consistently the least represented, about
1/5 to 1/10 on TV programs. Blacks are over-represented on prime-time
TV roles, and have the fewest number of negative portrayals. In no
area are Blacks less than 60% of their population. Asians
over-represented on PBS, and close to parity in children's
programming, movies, and women roles.

Asian women are much better represented than Asians in general, part
of the "Connie Chung effect", while black women are
under-represented, the same effect found in cross-racial dating.

Study: TV Largely Ignores Hispanics (
By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press Tuesday, June 24, 2003; 3:24 PM
""Prime Time in Black and White," show little progress toward
diversity, according to Darnell Hunt, the principal study author and
director of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American

Also Study: Hispanics Underrepresented on TV. According to UCLA Study
USA Today June 25, 2003
Prime Time TV 03 W1.0 B1.0 H-5.2 A-4.6
       Pop    PT TV  Rate vs white
Black  12.5  15      1.04
White  70.0  81      1.00 (1.15 vs pop)
Asian   4.0   1     -4.60
Hisp   13.5   3     -5.17

DOC922:ASIANTV.WK1 Asians in TV
  roles on TV shows
  W(1.07)1.0 B1.34 H-5.84 A-5.84 N-2.34 
    Asian and Hisp last, B over

  women actress roles
  W(1.13)1.0 B-1.36 H-3.09 A-1.23 N-8.52
    Asian women in particular are close to parity, > black women

\doc\94\18\hisptv1.wk1 - TV roles by race
Index                   White    Black    Hispanic Other
Roles on major TV shows*    1.09     1.30    -9.84
Committed crimes            1.00     1.00     4.00       NA
Negative Portrayal          1.00    -1.33     2.25       NA
Portrayed Poor              1.00     1.33     1.56       NA
* Index white vs. avg, other white = 1.00

source: Hispanics Get Fewer TV Roles, Rick Du Brow (LA Times)
San Jose Mercury News 9/7/94
Study: Fewer Hispanics on TV than in 50's Michelle MIttelstadt (AP)
Seattle Post Intelligender 9/7/94 p. B5

\priv\95\07\contrast.txt - criticism of All American Girl, 
Hispanic TV shows.

\priv\95\07\mintv.txt - text of article

\doc\95\07\primtime.wk1 Prime Time TV by Race 1992-93
 Washington-based Center for Media and Public
 Affairs, 1992-93 season:

                TV        US        Rate      Index
 Ranked by Index
 Black            17        12      1.42      1.33
 White          81.2        76      1.07      1.00
 Asian           0.8         3      0.27     -4.01
 Hisp              1         9      0.11     -9.62

$$assertive doc935:aswommg.xls - women cite assert as career barrier



Academy Awards for Films:

See Crouching Tiger 2001 won 4 awards.

z48\clip\2001\03\oscard.txt Diversity in Oscars Still Elusive The
academy has failed to live up to the promise of '72, when three black
actors were nominated.  Global financing, foreign markets' preference
for white faces and the industry's racial composition are cited.
 LORENZA MUNOZ,   Los Angeles  Times. Saturday, March 24, 2001
For films from 1990 through 1999, only 19 nonwhites (including Asians, Native Americans,
African Americans and Latinos), or about 8% of the nominees, were included in the top five
categories: leading actor, leading actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and director. Only
two--Whoopi Goldberg (supporting actress in "Ghost") and Cuba Gooding Jr. (supporting actor in
"Jerry Maguire")--actually won.

\doc\94\19\oscar.txt Numerically Speaking A. Magazine Summer

2 Asian Actors have won Oscars
0 Asians in Premiere's 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood," 1993
2 Asians in 1994 (Scott Sassa no. 83 and Ismail Merchant no. 91)

@@United Nations

United Nations Creative Economy Report

the page 284 of
Canada exports 48 % of the films in the world, Italy exports 24
percent and the US exports only 4.25 percent.
In page 286 it says that Hong-Kong is the 4th in the export of the
books (though its population is only 7 millions). 
In page 290 it says that Hong-Kong is the 5th country in the import of
the books with 4.8 percent.