KAT CHOW February 05, 2015 1:17 PM ET
Gung Ho, a TV comedy about an American car company that’s been acquired by a Japanese manufacturer, couldn’t have aired at a worse time. The U.S. auto industry was in free fall, and anti-immigrant sentiment ran high across the Rust Belt. And just a few years earlier in Detroit, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin had been mistaken for a Japanese auto worker and beaten to death. Gung Ho lasted nine episodes and was the lowest-rated program in 1987.