02 May Final (?) installment of Yul Kwon’s PBS series “America Revealed” airs tonight
Program yer DVRs, folks. here’s an email from Yu Kwon that hints that if enough viewers tune in and let PBS know how cool the show is, the show may get a new lease on life after its mini-series debut:
I’ll no longer be on TV (clothes notwithstanding)
Actually, that’s not technically true, but I won’t be on America Revealed anymore. Tomorrow is the final episode. It’s a really good one – we explore how America builds things like cars, microchips, aircraft carriers, Martin guitars, and social networks. I don’t fall out of any airplanes or dangle off any wind turbines, but I do get my ego crushed by a chess-playing robot. Here’s a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78EVBWvitcY
I want to thank all my friends for the tremendous support they’ve given me. Filming this series has been one of the highlights of my life, and I’m proud to have been part of creating such a high-quality program. If you’ve enjoyed watching the series and would like to see more programming like this in the future, please encourage your friends to tune-in tomorrow or record it on their DVRs. Unless we get a big bump up in viewership tomorrow, I’m guessing this will be the end of the road for this series. You can also show your support by watching it online (http://video.pbs.org/program/america-revealed/), ordering the DVD on Amazon, or sending a note to PBS (http://www.pbs.org/about/contact/viewer-services/).
I’ll be live-tweeting tomorrow night and answering questions on Twitter (#AmRevPBS) for both the east and west coast airings.
Thanks so much for inviting me into your living rooms this past month, it was an honor going through this experience with all of you.
Here’s an Angry Asian Man post about Yul and the series before it began.
Here are the first three full episodes: