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Episode Detail: The New Americans - The New Americans

Part 1 of three introduces a Nigerian electrical engineer with a wife and two children, two Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospects from the Dominican Republic, and a Palestinian student who's planning to marry her Arab-American fiancé and join him in Chicago. She's leaving behind her beloved mother, but also sectarian bitterness. And the Nigerians, victims of government repression, are leaving a refugee camp. “I know that a lot of people have struggled in America,” says the husband. “But I don't think that America will disappoint me.”

Episodes: The New Americans (3)

3/31/2004: The New Americans    Season 1, Episode 3
3/30/2004: The New Americans    Season 1, Episode 2
3/29/2004: The New Americans    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: March 29, 2004, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Immigrants from around the world struggle to build new lives in this three-part documentary from the producers of `Hoop Dreams.' The `new Americans' come from Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, India, Palestine and Mexico.

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