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CGTN Documentary was launched on December 1, 2012. It is the first dedicated documentary channel in China with worldwide coverage. WCHU 61.3 is located in Chicago. CGTN Documentary will display the unique value of documentaries in authentically showcasing history and readily accessible to a global audience.

CGTN Documentary will mobilize documentary teams across the country and foster new talent; it will work with global institutions on TV documentary production and broadcast, and produce world-class documentaries.

On December 1, 2012, WCETV proudly relays CGTN Documentary’s best quality programs through the newly expended free to air DTV terrestrial WCHU Ch. 61.3 Chicago (originally 61.5). A population of 9.8 million viewers from great Chicago area can now enjoy the programs that CGTN Documentary offers and to be a part of its global community.

With a commitment to provide the latest and the best news and entertainment programs to its viewers, WCETV is making its continuous effort to work with China TV Corp. in developing more digital channels in different cities of the U.S.A. in the near future for more viewers to enjoy programs from CGTN Documentary.

中央電視台紀錄頻道(CGTN紀錄頻道)是中央電視台旗下以播出各類紀錄片為主,中英雙語、全球覆蓋的24小時全天候排播免費專業的紀錄片頻道。這是中國第一個全國播出的國家級紀錄片頻道,也是中國第一個全球覆蓋的中英文雙語紀錄片頻道。該頻道於2012年12月1日早上8點開播。

2012年12月1日,WCETV銀視網將通過新的WCHU頻道61.3將CGTN紀錄片的最優質的節目傳播到美國芝加哥。現在大芝加哥地區的980萬觀眾可以成為CGTN其全球觀眾的一部分,享受由CGTN紀錄片提供的精采節目。

WCETV銀視網承諾,向觀眾提供最新,最好的新聞和娛樂節目。我們會不斷努力與中國電視公司在開發更多的數字頻道在美國不同的城市,在不久的將來讓更多的觀眾享受CGTN紀錄片節目。

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Coverage

Chicago is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third most populous city in the United States, with approximately 2.8 million residents. Its metropolitan area (also called “Chicagoland”), which extends into Indiana and Wisconsin, is the third-largest in the United States, after those of New York City and Los Angeles, with an estimated 9.8 million people. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, though a small portion of the city limits also extend into DuPage County.

Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, Chicago is listed as an alpha+ global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2012 Global Cities Index. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with O’Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements.

Programs

CGTN Documentary is the english-speaking version (international edition) of the chinese-speaking CGTN channel (domestic edition) of CCTV in China. It also has some mandarin-speaking programs with english subtitles and is a window to the rich culture and heritage of China. CGTN Documentary is the first dedicated documentary channel in China with worldwide coverage. The documentary channel features outstanding documentaries covering all aspects of art, culture, music, science, sport, archaeology and more. These documentaries are grouped into its six major categories: Top Choice, Humanity and Geography, Portrait of Real Current Life, Special Edition, The Road to Discovery, and History Legend.

中央電視台紀錄頻道(CGTN紀錄頻道)分為國內版(中文)和國際版(英文)。國際版也包括中文發音,英文字幕的節目。 中央電視台紀錄頻道是作為中國豐富的文化和遺產的窗口展向世界各地。CGTN紀錄頻道是中國第一個覆蓋全球的紀錄片頻道。該頻道提供的節目涵蓋文化,藝術,音樂,科學,體育,考古學等各個方面的領域。頻道的節目共分為六大類:精彩放送,人文地理,時代寫真,特別呈現,發現之路,歷史傳奇.

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A re-broadcast of some of the best documentaries.
1st run everyday between 5:00am – 6:00am (CST)
精彩放送: 重播節目,內容以頻道遴選的收視高,影響力大的國內優秀紀錄片為主。
首播時間為 5:00am – 6:00am (美國中部標準時間)
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Natural Geography, Science and society type of documentaries.
1st run everyday between 6:00am – 6:30am (CST)
人文地理: 自然,地理,科學和社會的紀錄片。
首播時間為 6:00am – 6:30am (美國中部標準時間)
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Focuses on the people and society of modern times.
1st run everyday between 6:30am – 7:00am (CST)
時代寫真: 播出社會現實類節目,以展現時代活力,引起觀眾共鳴。
首播時間為 6:30am – 7:00am (美國中部標準時間)
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Domestic top quality documentaries created in China.
1st run everyday between 7:00am – 8:00am (CST)
特別呈現: 國產精品紀錄片
首播時間為 7:00am – 8:00am (美國中部標準時間)
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Historical file and archaeological exploration type of documentaries.
1st run everyday between 8:00am – 8:30am (CST)
發現之路: 歷史檔案和考古勘探類型的紀錄片。
首播時間為 8:00am – 8:30am (美國中部標準時間)
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Historical file and archaeological exploration type of documentaries.
1st run everyday between 8:30am – 9:00am (CST)
歷史傳奇: 歷史檔案和考古勘探類型的紀錄片。
首播時間為 8:30am – 9:00am (美國中部標準時間)
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Documentary: “You Bring Charm to China”

According to the Ministry of Public Security, more than 50 million foreigners exit or enter the country on average every year, while another 5 million live here. Of these, about half-a-million call China home. Many have enriched Chinese lives with their contributions in business, education, medical care and disaster relief. China Right There, a recent bilingual documentary on Tianjin TV highlighted the lives of 100 expatriates who have been living here since the founding of New China in 1949. The crew traversed the length and breadth of the country recording their everyday lives.

根據公安部,每年平均超過5千萬外國人離開或進入中國還有5百萬人居住在中國。其中,約50萬人以中國為家。這些人在商業,教育,醫療和救災上的貢獻豐富了中國。該中英雙語紀錄片將強調從1949年新中國成立以來一直生活在這裡的100名外籍人員的生活。我們將走遍中國各地,記錄他們的日常生活。

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Documentary: “The Stories of Landmarks”

Six-part documentary “The Stories of Landmarks” records the most representive gourmets across the country, telling the specialty of Chinese catering culture and customs. Meanwhile, every landmark has its own story that you may not know. Please stay tuned and find out what the stories behind.

六集紀錄片“地標物語”記錄了遍布全國各地最具代表性的美食,介紹當地的中國飲食文化和習俗。同時,每個地標都有自己的故事。讓我們一起來找出它們背後的故事。

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Documentary: “Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture”

Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture locates in northeastern Qinghai Province. It borders Xining and Haidong Prefecture in the southeast, Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the west and is separated by the Qinghai Lake from Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the south. It also shares a boundary with Gansu Province in the northeast. There are mountain ranges crisscrossing all over Haibei. Please follow our program to take a look what a beautiful place it is with magic natural sceneries and legends…

海北藏族自治州位於青海省東北部。它的東南方是西寧和海東地區,西邊是海西蒙古藏族自治州,南邊隔著青海湖的則是海南藏族自治州,東北方是與甘肅省的邊界。海北有縱橫交錯的山脈。請跟我們一起來看看這遍佈神奇的自然景觀和傳說的美麗地方…

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Documentary: “Tea Culture of Wuyi”

Wuyi Rock Tea enjoys a long history. Being one of the top tea in China, it is also the forefather of Oolong tea. It played an important role in the tea development in China. Wuyi Rock Tea, with its “special rock charm and fragrance” is well-known at home and abroad. From the documentary “The Tea Culture of Wuyi Mountain” we can get more information about the essence of Wuyi tea culture.

武夷岩茶(大红袍茶)歷史悠久。作為在中國的頂級茶之一,亦是烏龍茶的始祖。在中國,它在茶葉的發展發揮了重要作用。武夷岩茶的“特殊魅力和芬芳”馳名於國內外。讓我們一起探索武夷山茶文化的本質。

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Documentary: “Under The Foreign Sky”

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of foreign people choose to live in China as China become more and more important both in politic and economy. Why do they want to live in China? What attracts them to settle down in China? Maybe the delicious food, friendly Chinese people, beautiful landscapes, or any other reasons. Anyway, most of them live a happy life in China, and share their stories with Chinese friends…

如今,有越來越多的外國人士選擇住在中國,隨著中國變得越來越重要,無論是在政治和經濟。他們為什麼要住在中國?是什麼吸引他們落戶中國?也許是美味的食物,友好的中國人民,美麗的風景,或任何其他理由。無論如何,他們中的大多數過著幸福的生活在中國,並與中國朋友分享他們的故事…

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Documentary: “Portraying China”

They are famous photographers of China. They record China from different aspects with their cameras. They show people a real China through vivid images. They tell people a long story on China´s culture, Chinese people´s lives, great changes in China and fast development of the society…

他們是中國的著名攝影師。他們從不同的角度用自己的相機記錄中國。通過生動的圖像,他們向人們展示一個真實的中國。他們告訴人們,中國的文化,中國人的生活,中國的巨大變化和快速發展的社會……

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Documentary: “History of Modern Chinese Banking”

With the establishment of Rishengchang Piaohao in Shanxi, the history of Chinese modern banking started a brand new chapter. Despite of the great wealth these private banks have made to their family, they have never forgotten to take every effort to help our country through major difficulties and better off the whole financial development. Following this 5-Episode documentary, we will find more about these brilliant Shanxi businessmen as well as the first generation of Chinese modern banks.

日升昌票號在山西的成立,開始了中國現代銀行歷史的一個新篇章。儘管這些私人銀行為家族取得了巨大的財富,他們並沒有忘記幫助國家渡過困難時期和促進整個金融業的發展。這5集的紀錄片將帶我們發現更多關於這些輝煌的山西商人的故事以及第一代的中國銀行。

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Documentary: “Rediscovering the Yangtze River”

In 2004, 20 years after “The Story of the Yangtze River” was first broadcast, the CCTV camera crew that captured the amazing footage used in “The Story of the Yangtze River”, began another impressive filming project along the river. Their intention was to make a similar record at the same region at a different time.

在紀錄片“長江故事”開播的20年後,2004年,由中央電視台“長江故事”的原班攝製組,重新回到了長江沿河,開始了又一個令人印象深刻的拍攝項目。他們的意圖是在同一區域不同的時間拍攝一個類似的記錄。

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Documentary: “The Summer Palace”

The summer Palace is produced with the help of the most advanced high-end digital technology. The crew produced a series of landscape shots during different seasons, with their footprints reaching to every corner of the garden. The documentary faithfully and completely pictured the changes of views and lighting effectss during the four seasons. Vivid details brings highly visual shock to the audience.

一部介紹頤和園的紀錄片。由最先進的高端數字技術的幫助,介紹了花園的一系列風景在不同的季節。紀錄片真實,完整地描繪了頤和園四個季節的燈光效果的變化過程。用生動的細節,給觀眾帶來高度視覺衝擊。

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Documentary: “At a Chinese State Banquet”

No matter in which country, the State Banquet seems to be mysterious and solemn. As for China, with its long cultural history in the art of food preparation, a deep importance is attached to State Banquets. What is Chinese State Banquet like? What are the stories behind each preparation? Join us to reveal the mysterious veil of the Chinese State Banquet.

無論在哪個國家,國宴似乎是神秘和莊嚴的。對於中國來說,其悠久的食物文化歷史讓國宴覆上一層深深的重要性。中國國宴是什麼樣的?,每一次準備的背後有什麼樣的故事?和我們一起揭開中國國家宴會的神秘面紗。

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Documentary: “Nurhaci”

Nurhaci was an important Manchu chieftain who rose to prominence in the late 16th Century in what is today Northeastern China. He was part of the Aisin Gioro clan, and reigned from 1616 to his death in September 1626. reorganized and united various Manchu tribes, consolidated the Eight Banners military system, and eventually launched an assault on China proper´s Ming Dynasty and Korea´s Joseon Dynasty. His conquest of China´s northeastern Liaoning Province laid the groundwork for the conquest of the rest of China by his descendants, who would go on to found the Qing Dynasty in 1644.

愛新覺羅·努爾哈赤是一位重要的滿族酋長,崛起於16世紀後期在今天的中國東北。他統治了愛新覺羅從1626年9月至他的死亡在1616年。努爾哈赤重組和聯合了不同的滿族部落,鞏固了八旗軍制,並向明朝和朝鮮王朝發動了襲擊。他征服了中國東北的遼寧省,為他的後裔征服中國其他地區和創建清朝奠定了基礎。

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Documentary: “Glamorous Kenya”

Kenya, in East Africa, a paradise for wildlife. It used to be a cradle of ancient human civilization. Now it is home to 48 ethnic tribes. It is also a battlefield for its inhabiting wildlife. It has modern cities as well as primitive tribes who still make fire by rubbing sticks. Kenya has attracted western explorers for 100 years. It remains a land of mystery today. Kenya is a place of wonder, and extraordinary beauty. We are going to traverse the Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley and explore the glamorous Kenya.

肯尼亞,東非,是野生動物的天堂。它曾經是古人類文明的搖籃。現在是48個民族部落的家。它也是棲息的野生動物的戰場。肯尼亞擁有現代化的城市,以及仍然鑽木取火的原始部落。100年以來,肯尼亞吸引了西方探險家,但至今仍然是一個神秘的土地。肯尼亞是一個神奇的地方,擁有非凡的美麗。我們要將走遍乞力馬扎羅山,東非大裂谷,探索肯尼亞的魅力。