KPCC-FM will air "Crossing East," from 8-9 p.m. starting this Sunday.

The critically acclaimed eight-part documentary series hosted by George Takei of “Star Trek” fame and comedienne Margaret Cho traces the impact of Asian immigration to the building of America and the generations that followed.

The program, which is already airing on 200 stations across the country, attempts to share Asian history from the early days of America to post-9/11 using many different sources to tell the stories, including interviews with scholars, archival recordings and oral histories.

The series also incorporates literature and historical documents read by professional actors, as well as original music by Asian-American artists to tell compelling and timely stories about exclusionary immigration and naturalization laws that have existed solely to exclude Asians.