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Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2018) – The Confucius Institute U.S. Center announced today the June 2 through July 1 nationwide broadcast schedule of its U.S.-China Global Education Television Series on the MHz Worldview Channel.

The ten one-hour programs will be available 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. View details.

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.

“Since 2004, when the first 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). The series emphasizes the importance of global education, people-to-people exchanges, increased cross-cultural understanding, and the learning of world languages in both nations.

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.

A list of program participants and the broadcast schedule is outlined here.