“Perilous journey to America a step on Thuy Vu’s Path” – San Francisco Chronicle

[Asian Pacific Fund board member] Thuy Vu’s childhood had enough drama to fill a PBS documentary, as her family journeyed from war-torn Vietnam to a church-sponsored home in Minnesota.

But when she explains how she went from knowing no English to mastering the language capably enough for a career as a broadcaster, the narrative takes a turn to classic commercial television.

“I learned conversational English from ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ” laughs the host of “KQED Newsroom” – ” ‘The Partridge Family’ and ‘The Brady Bunch.’ That’s how I thought all Americans lived – that they all had moms who stayed at home and baked cookies, and … domestic help.” She thought, “America is a great country,” and she envisioned herself becoming Carol Brady.

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