Chinese Program Overview

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The Legend of Kublai Khan

Begins 3/21/14
From 8:00PM to 9:00PM
In the history of China, the Yuan Dynasty was one of the most powerful kingdoms, writing a brilliant page as the first dynasty to unify China and expand its realm beyond the Chinese territory. The drama follows Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai Khan who singles out one enemy after another with wits and schemes on his way to the throne….
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Little Daddy

Begins 3/5/14
From 9:00PM to 10:00PM
Little Daddy follows a child’s epic overseas journey to search for his missing father in China. Yuguo, an auto mechanic, receives a call from the airport at work one day asking him to pick up a woman coming from the US. Yuguo is taken aback to see seven-year-old Summer who claims to be his son. ….
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Tzuchi Drama – Spring Breezes By My Side

This series tells the true story of Fang Meilun, a widely known and respected high school teacher. While her strict teaching style is praised by parents, she has nothing but challenges educating and communicating with her own daughter. Her deep frustration brings her prolonged illness and helplessness, until a speech completely turns her around…
Monday through Thursday, 12:30PM to 1:30PM. Taiwanese with Chinese Subtitles.

Who is the Smartest

“Who is the smartest” is an entertaining and educational program from Taiwan, the contest is on weekly basis providing NTD$10,000 to the Winners. Each episode eliminates 3-5 contestants and the final winners will be challenged by the teachers from different fields, such as Chinese, English, Mathematics, Science, Sociology, Biological, Chemical, Arts and Humanities, as well as current affairs questions, live performance or food tasting. Hosted by Hu Gua and Janet Hsieh.
Monday through Thursday, 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles
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Fruity Pie

A little store filled with children’s stories is the setting for amazing happenings each day. With Granny Fruity Pie as the main character, this lively and fun program takes children to explore their environment, interpersonal relationships, health, and safety education.
Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 8:30AM. Mandarin.
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China News

CCTV News provides comprehensive global coverage, delivering the latest domestic and regional development news and information on business, finance, economics and culture.
Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 9:00AM. Mandarin.

Showers of Blessing

A religious program with true life-changing stories to inspire people with hope and encouragement.
Monday through Friday, 11:30AM to 12:00PM. Cantonese, SAP Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Zhong Tian News

Provides Taiwan’s most focused political dynamics, the most in-depth social tracking and international topics of world attention, a variety of lifestyle information, KUSO fresh and interesting topic.
Monday through Friday, 12:00PM to 12:30PM. Mandarin.

A Path to True Happiness

The teachings of venerable Master Chin Kung.
1.Buddhism is the most profound and wholesome education directed by the Buddha toward all people.
2.The content in Buddha Shakyamuni’s forty-nine years of teaching describes the true reality of life and the universe. Life refers to oneself, universe refers to our living environment.
3.Those who possess a complete and proper understanding of life and the universe are called Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. Those who lack the understanding are called ordinary people.
4.Cultivation is changing the way we think, speak, and act toward people and matters from an erroneous way to a proper way.
5.The guideline for cultivation is understanding and awakening, proper views and purity. Understanding and awakening is to be without delusion, proper views is without deviation, and purity is without pollution. This can be achieved by practicing the Three Learnings of self-discipline, concentration, and wisdom.
6.The Three Conditions are the foundation of cultivation and study. When interacting with people, accord with the Six Harmonies and when interacting with society, practice the Six Principles. Follow the ten lessons taught by Samantabhadra Bodhisattva and dedicate one’s mind to everlasting purity and brightness. These complete the purpose of the Buddha’s teachings.
Monday through Friday, 1:30PM to 2:00PM. Rebroadcast at 1:00AM-1:30AM on the same day. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Chinese News at 7

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Cantonese by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Daily coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Cantonese with Chinese subtitles.

Chinese News at 10

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Mandarin by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Daily coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.
Monday through Friday, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Curious Detective

Presents different themes weekly, illustrating how science works through field experiments and outdoor adventures – for children ages 8 through 14.
Wednesdays, 2:00PM to 2:30PM. Mandarin.
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China’s Mega Projects

This documentary focuses on the major large-scale construction projects underway in China, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the skyscraper Shanghai Tower , the Beijing’s subway network, the giant wind turbines and a super LNG carrier in Shanghai. This series uses 3D animation to demonstrate scientific theories and technology in a more direct and vivid way. It also uses special shooting technologies including aerial shooting and underwater shooting. Cameramen sometimes risked their lives to capture some shots, such as shooting in the sky with a safety belt.
Fridays, 9:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Mission: Brasil

13-part 2014 Football World Cup Series reviews the teams in detail and profiles key players as Brasil prepares to host this massive event.
Fridays, 9:30PM to 10:00PM. Mandarin.

Talk Tonight

A live interactive interview program where viewers can call in to participate in the discussion. Every Friday, veteran host Jiayu Jeng focuses on the latest social issues, the hottest news topics, entertainment news, arts and culture, local lifestyle topics, plus interviews with stars & celebrities. To top it all off, the show regularly includes contests and prize giveaways.
Fridays, 11:00PM to 11:30PM. Rebroadcast Sundays at 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Mandarin.
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Entertainment News

One of the best entertainment news report programs in China: delivers you first-hand e-news so that you’ll be the first among your friends to know about whatever is happening in entertainment.
Fridays, 11:30PM to 12:00AM. Rebroadcast Sundays, 6:30PM to 7:00PM. Mandarin.
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Life Wisdom

Master Cheng Yen shares the preceding 24 hours of world events, volunteer achievements and Tzu Chi’s four missions in a 12-minute summary.
Saturdays, 6:30AM to 7:00AM. Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.

One Life, One Earth

This travel program features celebrities travel around the world attempting to raise awareness about the importance the environment and what needs to be done to protect the planet for the future of all life on Earth.
Saturdays, 5:30 PM to 6 PM. Cantonese with Chinese subtitles.
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Fai Gor Appreciation of Bistro

Fai Gor, Raymond Ng is a food lover who had been in the broadcasting business for many years and has developed great connections with the celebrities and politicians. He enjoys dining all throughout Hong Kong and has gotten to know different restaurant owners over the years. He seeks out interesting personal stories from those involved in the dining industry through meeting up with his old friends. At a different restaurant each week, he talks with celebrities about food and life.
Saturdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.
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Saturday Chinese News at 7

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Cantonese by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well-recognized around the world. Coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.
Saturdays, 7:00PM to 7:30PM, Cantonese with Chinese subtitles

I Want to Sing for You

An exciting and humorous singing competition with aspiring singers who challenge professional singers, including Huang Xiao Hu, Xiao Huang Qi, Z Chen and Power Station, for a chance to win a recording contract. Hosted by popular musician and host, Harlem Yu.
Saturdays,7:30PM to 9:00PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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A Bite of China

This seven-episode food documentary series was produced by CCTV and seeks to give a complete introduction to Chinese cuisine. By introducing the etiquette and rules related to certain kinds of Chinese delicacies, it presents a better cultural picture of how food fits into being Chinese. Through covering topics like special ingredients and cooking techniques, it reveals a time-honored history of Chinese cuisine.
Saturdays, 9 PM to 10 PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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Under the Same Sky

KTSF has produced documentaries through its “Under the Same Sky” program which provides viewers with in-depth reports on issues from around the world as well as in our local community in Northern California. For April, our program selection examines how diverse cultures in San Francisco complement one another (April 5) and Chinese farmers in the South Bay (April 19). In addition to local topics, Sky programs explore the cultural tradition of Taiwan’s tea culture (4/12) and a historical look at Chinese aviators (4/26). For May, in keeping with Asian Heritage Month, KTSF offers additional Sky programs that highlight the important role Chinese played in our history.
Saturdays, 10:00PM to 10:30PM, Chinese with English SAP, with Chinese or English subtitles.

Exploring China’s Borders

CCTV’s shooting crew visits the nine provinces and autonomous regions that form China’s western border and are home to more than 30 ethnic groups. The locations include Guangxi Zhuang, Tibet, Xinjiang Uygur and Inner Mongolia autonomous regions, and Yunnan, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces. The series offers viewers an in-depth travel experience with a comprehensive introduction to the natural landscape, folk customs, local cuisines, ethnic dress and arts of the border areas. It also shows local residents’ passion for life, courage to fight poverty, and hopes for peaceful lives.
Sundays,5:30PM to 6:00PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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Easy Gourmet

Taiwan Cooking Show with host Maggie Yu and Chef Guozhi Wan.
Sundays,6:00PM to 6:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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Business & Lifestyle

Your weekly TV reference guide to all things business. Featured are profiles of successful businesses, tips from established entrepreneurs on how to grow your business, and how to avoid common pitfalls of first-time business owners.
2nd Sunday Every Month,6:00PM to 6:30PM. Mandarin.
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Sunday Chinese News at 7

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Mandarin by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.
Sundays, 7:00PM to 7:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

If You Are the One

“If You Are the One,” or “Fei Cheng Wu Rao,” which literally translates to “Do not disturb unless you’re sincere,” is a match-making reality show featuring men and women looking for their perfect partner. The host and the commentators display humor and wit throughout the unpredictable match-making process, where each suitor may be voted out by 24 women during the courting process. The women can also choose to keep the suitor in the show to see if he is actually Mr. Right, who, in order to win a date, must survive three rounds of tests. But that’s only if the suitor can survive harsh and blunt criticism about everything, from his attitude, to his life accomplishments, and his even appearance by an intimidating lineup of young women. Hosted by Meng Fei.
Sundays, 8:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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Chinese Journal

This public affairs program is produced by KTSF and geared towards the Bay Area Chinese community. It covers a wide array of issues pertinent to the public interest. Hosted by Anni Chung (Cantonese) and Wilheimina Li (Mandarin).
Sundays, 9:30PM to 10:00PM.
Cantonese – 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month.
Mandarin – 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Live Splendidly

A Christian talk program. Rev. Dr. Jenny Quey and Pastor David Wei discuss relevant topics with guest speakers to bring encouragement and inspiration into your life.
Sundays,10:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.