PBS Follows the Journey of the Republic Party's Only Non-White Congressman
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (PBS, 9pm) follows the journey of Rep.
Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese American elected to the US Congress,
the only non-white House Republican of the 111th Congress, and the only
Republican to vote for President Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill.
A former seminarian and an idealistic attorney from the small but
well-respected Vietnamese-American neighborhood in New Orleans, Anh
“Joseph” Cao enters the political arena hoping to affect greater good.
Having never won an election, Cao scores a stunning upset by unseating a
nine-term incumbent mired in a bribery scandal to capture a
Congressional seat in just his second run for public office.