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Lost LA

Paul Kitagaki, Jr.'s Personal Connection with Dorothea Lange's Photography

During World War II, the internment camps became involuntary homes for thousands of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. It couldn't have been easy, but incarcerees still found way to find some measure of happiness in their surroundings. One of these ways was through playing baseball. Host Nathan Masters speaks with National Park Ranger Rose Masters and photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr. about how Japanese Americans continued to persevere in their strange surroundings, and how baseball — an iconic American pastime — became a saving grace for many stranded inside those camps.

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From Little Tokyo to Crenshaw
Lost LA

From Little Tokyo to Crenshaw

After internment camps, Japanese Americans made L.A.'s Crenshaw neighborhood their home.
Season 5 Episode 5