Third PBS documentary about adoption, “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”

PBS’s award-winning non-fiction showcase, Point of View, will broadcast a third documentary about adoption, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14 at 10 p.m. Titled In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, the film was directed by Deann Borshay Liem, born in Korea and adopted by an American family. Please note: some PBS affiliates are screening the show at a later date. Check your local listings for air time by clicking on this link and typing in your zip code.

Here’s the PBS synopsis: 

“Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966. Told to keep her true identity secret from her new American family, the 8-year-old girl quickly forgot she had ever been anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First Person Plural, POV 2000) returns to her native Korea to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. A co-production of ITVS in association with the Center for Asian American Media and American Documentary/POV.”

As always, I welcome your comments and impressions.


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3 Responses to “Third PBS documentary about adoption, “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee””

  1. Dilyara says:

    Tivo is on the ready :) Thank you for letting us know!

  2. Dilyara says:

    Wanted to add that I read letter to Jose Heaton in the post the other. Couldn’t comment right away, it was so raw and emotional – the letter from the father filled with so much love.

  3. Jessica says:

    Hope you are able to watch it, Dilyara. Very worthwhile.
    Thanks for reading Tom’s letter to Jose. Raw and emotional describe it exactly.

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