Life along the Huangpu River in the new era

Tomorrow, between 10am and 12pm, a TV program called “Shanghai, Today” will be broadcast on China Central Television’ News Channel. 
Ti Gong

Between 10am and 12pm tomorrow, a TV program called “Shanghai, Today” will be broadcast on China Central Television’s News Channel. 

The 110-minute news feature, produced by CCTV and Shanghai Media Group, will present Shanghai live, when the city is filled with festivities on the first day of the National Day holiday.

Live scenes will be shot from two helicopters 300 meters above Shanghai, offering panoramic views from east to west up the Huangpu River, bypassing Lujiazui area in Pudong, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Zhangjiang high-tech zone, Shanghai Free Trade Zone, Yangshan Deep-Water Port and many more places of interest.

Celebrity TV anchors from Shanghai TV Station will join the live broadcast on a Huangpu River cruise, telling Shanghai people stories over its ever-changing history and the achievements that the city has made in the past five years.

About 20 pre-made stories will be screened during the program, featuring the ordinary people who come to live and work in Shanghai from across the country and the world. Among them are a “Zhangjiang man” (man working in the high-tech parks of Zhangjiang), a laowai (expat) and a Daguo Gongjiang (national master of hand).

The TV show is described as a modern-day version of “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by Zhang Zeduan of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). This silk scroll, which captures the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital, Bianjing (today's Kaifeng in Henan Province), is now exhibited at the Palace Museum in Beijing.

The TV program will be replayed on Shanghai TV Station’s News Channel tomorrow night. Video of the program will be played on buses and Metro lines throughout the holiday season.

Ti Gong
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