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    YouTube Celebrates Asian American-ness (and you can win an iPod Nano)

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | May 2, 2008

    YouTube and The Asia Society collaborated for a video series on Asian Americanness for Asian American Heritage Month. And I got to be included in it (very flattering). It’s a pretty fneat group — including a senator, Hollywood actors and a Silicon Valley start-up folk. The main video is a montage of interviews from a bunch of Asian Americans, and then we get our own video. And then Asian Americans are invited to submit their own and win an iPod if they get the one that is most watched.

    Here is the announcement:

    What Does Being Asian American Mean to You?
    Tell us what being Asian American means to you
    and win an iPOD NANO!
    Find your inspiration from Asian American celebrities including:

    Sandra Oh, Star of Grey’s Anatomy
    Jennifer 8. Lee, The New York Times reporter and author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
    Hung Huynh, Top Chef Winner
    Kal Penn, Star of the new Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
    Senator Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii
    Lisa Ling, Journalist for National Geographic Explorer
    Steve Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of YouTube
    George Takei, Actor of Star Trek fame

    See what they have to say at
    Then go to
    And post your own video response!

    Find out more about Asia Society’s Asian American programming at

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