The Confucius Institute U.S. Center facilitated the June 2 through July 1, 2018, nationwide broadcast of its U.S.-China Global Education Television Series on the MHz Worldview Channel.
The ten one-hour programs were screened at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturdays and Sundays on DirecTV channel 2183, Cox Communications in the Washington, DC, area and many American public television stations.
The series features one-on-one interviews between distinguished American private and public sector leaders and the presidents of U.S. universities and cultural organizations that host Confucius Institutes, and emphasizes the importance of global education, people-to-people exchanges, increased cross-cultural understanding, and the learning of world languages in both nations.
“Since 2004, when the first (U.S.) Confucius Institute was founded at the University of Maryland, millions of Americans have participated in its unique cultural and educational programs in universities and communities throughout the U.S.,” said Gao Qing, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute U.S. Center.
The U.S.-China TV Series will also be broadcast nationwide in China on China Central Television (CCTV).
Bill McCarren, Chairman of the Global Communications Committee of the World Affairs Council-DC said, “The World Affairs Council-DC is pleased to be a strategic partner with the Confucius Institute U.S. Center on the production and distribution of this important U.S.-China TV Series.” The Council focuses on global education, international affairs, and global communications, and shares a common program services mission with the Confucius Institute U.S. Center.
June 2 The Honorable Charles “Chas” Freeman (Former U.S. Ambassador)
Interviewed By: President C.D. Mote, Jr. (National Academy of Engineering, University of Maryland President Emeritus)
June 3 The Honorable Esther Brimmer (CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators)
Interviewed By: President W. Taylor Reveley (College of William & Mary)
June 9 The Honorable Chuck Hagel (Former U.S. Secretary of Defense)
Interviewed By: Chancellor Ronnie Green (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
June 10 The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr. (Former Administrator of NASA)
Interviewed By: President Harris Pastides (University of South Carolina)
June 16 Mr. David Abney (CEO of UPS)
Interviewed By: President Mark Becker (Georgia State University)
June 17 Mr. Bertrand-Marc Allen (President of Boeing International)
Interviewed By: President Ángel Cabrera (George Mason University)
June 23 President Joseph W. Polisi (President of The Juilliard School)
Interviewed By: President Anthony Monaco (Tufts University)
June 24 Dr. Victor Dzau (President of National Academy of Medicine)
Interviewed By: President Samuel Stanley (Stony Brook University)
June 30 The Honorable J. Stapleton Roy (Former U.S. Ambassador)
Interviewed By: President James B. Heimowitz (China Institute)
July 1 Special Guest
Interviewed By: President Leslie E. Wong (San Francisco State University)
After airing, the programs will be available at