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NBC4 Asian-American Reception

It is great working for a place that really embraces diversity. NBC4 teamed up with McDonald’s Corporation to present the Asia and Pacific Islander Heritage Month reception in Studio A.  Asian-American leaders in our community were recognized at the event and a $5,000 check was given to the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center.

WATCH: NBC4 Asian-American Special

There was great company, Chinese food and beautiful live music. We also celebrated the success of our recent 30 minute special which told some incredible stories of people making a difference here and across the world. It airs again this Sunday May 26th at 11:30 on NBC4.

NBC4 General Manager presents check, Angie with honoree & poetry teacher Simone, Rosemary and Bill Lauer of Devotion to Children, Ginger and Frances Park with Eun Yang & Live Quartet!

The Little Chocolate Shop that Could

Here’s a story about two Korean-American sisters who pursued a dream to keep their family together. Ginger and Frances Park founded DC’s first chocolate shop more than 30 years ago. Behind the sweets is a beautiful story of survival, strength and heritage.
Loved telling their story!

Asian Pacific American Special on NBC4!

Mike Kim helped North Koreans escape through a modern day underground railroad that runs through China, Laos and Thailand


I am so excited about what’s happening this Saturday. At 10am (following our show!) NBC4 presents it’s Asian-Pacific American Special. It’s 30 minutes jam packed with stories that will get you thinking and above all inspire! You will walk away having learned something guaranteed!

Ginger and Frances Park are two sisters who started DC's first Chocolate Shop more than 30 years ago. But behind the sweet treats.. is a story inspired by survival.


Along with tackling some big cultural issues like immigration.. the show will venture into something for everyone. There’s plenty for foodies to get excited about and music fans get ready for a great one-on-on with Richard On of O.A.R.!
We also take a close look at local Asian Americans who are changing our community and the world. One of the stories I contributed is about an Arlington man who’s tourist trip to China turned into a life long mission to help an oppressed people. Mike Kim gave up his successful financial business in the US and moved to the North Korea-China border to help North Koreans escape. This after discovering a 6,000 mile modern underground railroad. His story is heart-wrenching, fascinating and gives one hope. It even caught the eye of some of Hollywood’s biggest producers.
Don’t miss this great show hosted by Eun Yang this Saturday!
Tune in at 10AM after News4 Today on NBC4!

‘Chocolate Chocolate’ is twice as sweet

Here’s a sweet story! The ‘Chocolate Chocolate’ launch party included a signing by the sisters while guests enjoyed gourmet chocolate and wine. READ MORE about the launch party! The next book signing is set for next Thursday, June 2nd at One More Page in Arlington.
When their beloved father died, all the Park sisters had left were each other and a small inheritance. In remembrance of their father and his love for confections, Frances and Ginger Park opened a small chocolate shop in DC called Chocolate Chocolate.

Twenty-six years later, the once run-down, falling apart chocolate shop is now a staple on Connecticut Ave. and an essential must-try in DC. The Park sisters celebrate their success and have published a book ‘Chocolate Chocolate’.

MORE:  Try Chocolate Chocolate treats

READ: ‘Chocolate Chocolate’

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