The heroic contributions and sacrifices of the tens of thousands of Chinese Americans who fought, served, and sacrificed during World War II have finally been recognized by the U.S. government and recorded in Cheng’s new book “Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans.”
E. Samantha Cheng is a broadcast veteran in national news and television production. She is an experienced journalist and documentarian. She has devoted much of her career to raising the visibility of Women in Technology, APIAs (Asian and Paciﬁc Islander Americans) and their contributions to United States history. Cheng is the Co-Founder of Heritage Series, LLC, a company that specializes in educational programs about U.S. ethnic minorities and their contribution to U.S. history. Recent productions by Heritage Series include Honor and Duty: The Chinese American WWII Veterans, Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese, a three-part documentary series and two video biographies: Dalip Singh Saund: His Life, Legacy, the ﬁrst Asian, Indian and Sikh Congressman in the U.S.; and Norman Y. Mineta: A Boy from San Jose, the ﬁrst Asian American to serve on two different Presidential Cabinets as Secretary of Commerce and Transportation and a ten term Member of Congress.
She is an active member of the Asian American Journalist Association and Women in Film and Video. Throughout her career, Cheng has received numerous professional peer awards and citations, served on several nonproﬁt boards and mentored dozens of young professionals.