Pioneering journalist Sam Chu Lin dies

Sam Chu Lin, one of the first Asian American reporters on network TV, died Sunday. He was 67.

Chu Lin has been a television and radio reporter since the 1960s, mostly in Southern California, and worked for CBS in the 1970s, all in a time when there were even fewer Asian Americans in broadcast journalism, and journalism in general, than there are now.

I’ve never lived in Southern California, so I’m not that familiar with Chu Lin’s work. He sounds like someone who was a huge advocate for getting more and better stories about Asian Americans into the news. He was still working up till his death.

Anybody out there remember or know of some good stories he worked on?

This posting is also on Hyphen’s blog.

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