1. Frank Abe, Producer

    Frank Abe, a third-generation Japanese American, grew up in California’s Santa Clara Valley. was once the home of many who later resisted the draft at Heart Mountain. Abe, a former reporter for KIRO News in Seattle, Washington, won numerous awards during his reporting career and served as a National Vice-President of the Asian American Journalists Association. Currently Abe serves as a media producer and spokesman for the King County Transportation Department in Seattle. From 1994 to 1996, Abe was Communications Director and spokesman for former King County Executive Gary Locke, now Governor of Washington.

    With a B.A. in theater directing from the University of California at Santa Cruz and training from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Abe (with Frank Chin) was a founding member of the Asian American Theater Workshop (now Theater Company) in San Francisco. He was featured as an internment camp leader in John Korty’s 1976 NBC-TV movie Farewell to Manzanar.

  2. Shannon Gee, Producer