The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS is broadcasting from China for a week of special reports. The entire special will be rebroadcast starting August 15:
For five nights, July 11-15, 2011, Tavis brings you stories from the People’s Republic of China. Taped in Beijing and Shanghai, the series examines the growing superpower’s economic boom and its challenges, including the complexity of U.S.-China relations. The series will feature the following:
Mon. 7/11 – A report on Chinese innovation, technology and the economic boom
Tues. 7/12 – An examination of China’s challenges, including pollution and poverty
Wed. 7/13 – A conversation with Andrew Ballen, an expat who’s bringing hip-hop to China
Thurs. 7/14 – A look at 101 Middle School, one of China’s top schools
Fri. 7/15 – A wide-ranging panel discussion with four prominent Chinese-Americans
Other topics covered include the influence of African-American culture on Chinese youth, hip-hop in China, and women in China.