The Iranian Americans

2012, TV Show

The Iranian-American experience is examined. As with other peoples, Iranians sometimes immigrated to the U.S., often for educational reasons, prior to 1979. But when Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power that year, tens of thousands fled Iran, with many of the expatriates settling in America. The documentary features remarks from Iranian-Americans, including actor-comedian Maz Jobrani; former Beverly Hills, Cal., mayor Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad; and former assistant secretary of state Goli Ameri.

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Filmed around the United States, 'The Iranian Americans' chronicles the underreported history of a group of immigrants finding refuge, overcoming adversity and ultimately creating new lives in the United States. With Iran in the news virtually every day, many Americans have little knowledge of the story of the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who live here in United States.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Hear from Iranian immigrants who found refuge, overcame adversity and became successful in America. 12/18/2012

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Premiered: December 18, 2012
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The Iranian-American experience is examined. As with other peoples, Iranians sometimes immigrated to the U.S., often for educational reasons, prior to 1979. But when Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power that year, tens of thousands fled Iran, with many of the expatriates settling in America. The documentary features remarks from Iranian-Americans, including actor-comedian Maz Jobrani; former Beverly Hills, Cal., mayor Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad; and former assistant secretary of state Goli Ameri.

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