Originally posted by toepick
Originally posted by guohua
It is This, I keep Waiting For Obama's Red Book To Become Mandatory Reading
haha so true, I love it, and I can honestly say that I DO feel your pain!
also...sounds like you have some very interesting stories to share, I hope that you post some of them here on ATS
toepick, OK, I think maybe you grew-up with TV, YES?
I didn't, Yes, I'm very sure I'm older than you, but even my husband who is a little older than me, remembers watching TV until it went off at night
and the American Flag or Indian Head With Feathers came on at 11:00pm or midnight and NO, he wasn't a child at the time.
I hadn't even seen a TV until 1980 when I came home for a visit and it was a 13 inch black and white, our neighbor had two floors up in their
You have to remember, even though my father work in our Government and my mother was a University Professor, we're issued our homes and much of what
we had in our homes, earnings was small and only payed for maybe 2 pound bag rice and two chickens and vegetables every two weeks.
Yes, TV was interduced into China in about 1958, The first broadcast includes a 10 minute report on Labor Day, with a model workers report on
production outputs and a documentary called "Go to the Countryside" showing Communist officials working with farmers and other segments include
cultural programs, dance and poetry readings, and a Soviet program.
There was only one channel, which went on the air a few times a week, for two to three hours beginning at 7:00 PM. The black-and-white broadcasts
consisted of news, documentaries, entertainment and educational materials, and reached only the Beijing area. Initially, there were only 50 television
sets, for use by Government Officials!!!!
The first news item produced by the Beijing TV Station, was a report on China's success in making its own cars. Its first newsreel covered the Red
Flag, the Party's theoretical journal. News consisted mostly of still photos, text, and talking heads, along with news documentaries.
TV dramas were also produced, with heavy political tones Loike this, "A Bite of Cabbage Cake" contrasted life under the Nationalists before 1949 with
life under the Communists. It was broadcast live, I don't think you would want to eat Cabbage Cake on Live TV!!!
I was raised in Harbin, 24 hour train ride North from Beijing. No TV For us.
This is something you don't know,
TV stations were under tight control: Between 1967 and 1976, the only so-called "entertainment programs" shown
on Chinese television were eight revolutionary model operas. A British broadcaster, who happened to visit China in 1970, found, much to his surprise,
that within a 26-minute principal evening news broadcast by the Beijing TV Station, 18 minutes were devoted to rolling captions of Chairman Mao's
quotations against a background of music praising Mao.
Chairman Mao's quotations is known as The Little Red Book, You Had To KNOW That Book and Have it On You Always!!!
Here's something else you would never see in a Western Nation: In 1966,
With the Cultural Revolution, China's TV service comes to a standstill.
Beijing TV Station announced:
In answer to Chairman Mao's call that "you people should be concerned about the important affairs of our country and should carry out the Great
Cultural Revolution to its full extent," we have decided to launch a general, all-out offensive on a tiny handful of inner-Party power holders who
have been taking the capitalist road. As a result, from January 3, 1967 on, this station will suspend normal broadcasting service except on important
matters and occasions
I'm sorry I could go on about marching in parades and singing songs for the Destruction of America and for our Atomic Bombs to Fall on your Cities,
but I have Hijacked my thread and change the topic, I hope the MODS don't get upset.
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