Building Bridges on the air

China Daily Global

Television anchor Yue-Sai Kan has made a career out of helping China and the US get closer. For many Americans, the first time they ever saw a live television broadcast from China was in 1984, when China's 35th National Day celebration aired live on PBS for two hours. TV host and producer Yue-Sai Kan, who had already created a show about Asia, was the anchor of the historic live broadcast. The program was also historic for being the first joint venture between a Chinese station — China Central Television (CCTV) — and a US one, PBS. "It was very impactful because [it was] Americans' first time seeing China," said Kan.