Chinese Program Overview

The Virtuous Queen of Han

Begins 3/10/15
From 8:00PM to 9:00PM
This is the true story of Empress Wei Zifu, a woman who rose to become one of the longest reigning empresses of China. Her name has gone down in history as “Wei the Thoughtful Empress,” known as a virtuous and tactful woman. Once a low-status dancer, but she catches the eye of Emperor Wu and is taken into the palace as his consort……
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The Way We Were

Begins 3/3/15
From 9:00PM to 10:00PM
Set in 1998, the story tells how a group of friends come together, encounter love and many other aspects of life……
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Where is Home?

蕭秀珠自小父母離異、母親再嫁,童年坎坷,少女時甚至曾經自戕。婚後與夫婿陳松田經營塑膠袋和免洗餐具事業,日進斗金;秀珠脾氣卻日益爆烈,親子及夫妻關係瀕危。親生父母往生後,領悟人生無常,終於走入慈濟,並結束正熾的事業,投入環保志業,也找回家庭幸福。秀珠與環保志工艱辛地成立八德環保站,不僅回收物命,也回收自己與許多志工的慧命。歷經一生追尋,蕭秀珠終於在慈濟環保世界中找到生命價值,以及可以安身立命的家。
周一至周四,下午12時半至1時半。台語,中文字幕。

Hot Door Night

The most famous actors, the greatest performers, and the most popular figures in the entertainment business walk through a door on stage—the “Hot Door”. Viewers hold their breath as they wait to see who would be walking through the door each night. On this stage the audience can see the artists’ different sides. Every night, the most popular figures in the entertainment business incorporate the hottest topics and current events into a spectacular variety show. The five hosts, Jacky Wu, O.D., Hank Chen, ADA and LuLu, who are different in age, generation, and hosting style, not only can sing, act, dance, and imitate, but are also skilled in cross-talk.
Monday through Thursday, 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Saturdays, 9:00PM to 10:00PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles

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.

E/I, TV-Y, Ages 2-10

The E/I symbol identifies educational and informational television programming that furthers the education and informational needs of children 16 years of age and under in any respect, including the child’s intellectual/cognitive or social/emotions needs.”

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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Entertainment Online

One of the best entertainment news report programs in China, Entertainment Online delivers you first-hand e-news transmitted by satellite, so that you’ll be the first among your friends to know what happens in showbiz.
Fridays, 11:30PM to 12:00AM. Rebroadcast Sundays, 6:30PM to 7:00PM. 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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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.

Fall in Love in San Francisco

Travelogue exploring the sights and charms of San Francisco.
Saturdays, 5:30 PM to 6 PM. Cantonese with Chinese subtitles.

Healthy Planet

Medical experts, including Chinese practitioners, western physicians, nutritionists and physical therapists, explore the different needs and functions of the human body, dismantling common misconceptions about the treatment of diseases, and helping viewers understand the proper nutrition that the body needs and how to eat well in daily life.
Saturdays, 6:00PM to 6:30PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Star Chatroom

Renowned host Wang Man Ling invites celebrities to talk about their life, career and more of their interesting stories where you couldn’t find elsewhere.
Saturdays, 6:30PM to 7:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

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

Chef Nic

A food travelogue show starring Nicholas Tse and featuring different celebrity guests per episode.
Saturdays,7:30PM to 8:45PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Taiwan Food Delights

A documentary presents the diverse food culture of Taiwan. Come visit locals around the island and experience the vast assortment of culinary delights that represents the various lifestyles and cultures throughout Taiwan. Through their ingenious methods of food preparation, Taiwan’s people have added new dimensions to the world of Taiwanese cuisine, further ushering the local food culture into the global culinary scene.
Saturdays, 8:45 PM to 9 PM. Mandarin with Chinese 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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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.