First-generation Minnesotans discuss 'Fresh Off the Boat'

'Fresh Off the Boat'
'Fresh Off the Boat' is ABC's new sitcom about an Asian American family.
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On this week's Friday Roundtable with MPR News' Kerri Miller, three first-generation Minnesotans discussed the new TV sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat."

The ABC show's premiere marked the first time in 20 years that an Asian American family led a network series.

Our guests shared their stories as immigrants in the United States and how it compared to the experience portrayed on the show.

Three moments from the conversation:

Randy Reyes, artistic director at Mu Performing Arts:

Kao Kalia Yang, author of "The Latehomecomer:"

Javier Morillo, Union President SEIU 26 and contributor to the "Wrong About Everything" podcast:

The show's trailer:

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