Through New America Media's partnership with Comcast via its regional cable network, Comcast Hometown Network which is available in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California on Digital Channel 104, NAM's monthly show, "New America Now," features the stories and issues from the nation's ethnic media aggregated on NAM's global multimedia news wire.

"New America Now" airs on Comcast Hometown Network - CHN 104 every Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 PM PST. It's also available on COMCAST ON DEMAND via: Channel 1-On Demand / Get Local / Comcast Hometown / New America Media Folder.


Anchored by Filipino-American broadcaster Odette Keeley, "New America Now" is a news magazine highlighting the unique stories and perspectives of the country's increasingly global society through the lens of the ethnic media that serve minority communities — let "New America Now" be your global-local news window.

In this latest edition airing starting March 3, 2012: elder immigrants tell the story of Silicon Valley in a preview of Silicon Valley De-Bug's upcoming documentary features; San Francisco Bay Area artists paint alongside their counterparts in Gaza via the "Water Writes" project; and, a new multicultural performance piece - "Tree City Legends" presented in a San Francisco South of Market arts space, inspires youth.

NAM "New America Now" TV Show Teaser- Episode #21-March 2012 from New America Media on Vimeo.

In the show's edition airing until July 3, 2011: the Garcia family of Mountain View, CA join forces to take care of their father with Alzheimer's disease; Odette Keeley presents the first part of of her 1-on-1 interview with California's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Tani Cantil Sakauye; and, San Francisco Bay Area champions are honored via the 2nd Annual Comcast-Bay Area News Group Hometown Heroes Awards, for providing critical services and inspiration in their communities and beyond.

In the show's edition airing until July 3, 2011: NAM Anchor Odette Keeley sat down for the first of her 2-part interview with the new Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, who made headlines as the first Asian, the first Filipino, only the second woman, and one of the youngest to hold this position. In her first in-depth televised interview since she took office last January, Cantil-Sakauye discusses with Keeley the critical role of diversity in the bench. In the second part of this interview airing in next month's edition, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye talks about the next big case to go before the court this September: Prop 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

This 2-part interview recorded in the COMCAST San Francisco studios, was also aired on COMCAST-CHN 104's programs "Upside" and "Newsmakers In-Depth."



As one of NAM’s program partners, “Upside” regularly features NAM live studio interviews and video reports, anchored by Odette Keeley, who occasionally fills in for “Upside” host Tori Taylor. These NAM segments also features the unique stories and perspectives from NAM’s national ethnic media network and its in-house multimedia content. "Upside" is currently under closed production.

NAM TV anchor Odette Keeley recently interviewed Dilawar Syed of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs on COMCAST's TV show "Upside," about the landmark effort led by the White House Initiative-AAPI making several government agency plans available online for public comment. In this web post, this live studio interview comes right after the show's opening billboard and was aired on Feb. 8, 2011 on COMCAST Hometown Network - CHN 104.

More information about this interview can be found on our video section.


"Upside" is a half-hour, twice-weekly live newscast that focuses on what's going right in the world, the country, California and local communities. "Upside" airs live every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:00 pm PST on COMCAST Hometown Network-CHN 104 in the Greater SF Bay Area; and is also available on COMCAST ON DEMAND. "Upside" is currently under closed production.