New York City's five public access channels constitute the largest "network" of public access channels anywhere in the world. Programs are cablecast in over 20 languages, and it is going GLOBAL. New Yorker love and use its public access television.
The Chinese New Yorker (TCNY) is the longest-running bilingual Chinese/English program on the public access television channel. First airing ten years ago, it has attracted a lot New Yorkers as regular viewers.
First airing in 2001, TCNY has been a popular venue for many local political candidates and elected officials. Its host, Ada Sheng, has interviewed many famous artists, musicians, professors, specialists, and others from New York and around the world. The program cablecasts its unique blend of traditional dance, music, culture, and history.
Always with new ideas, TCNY also has focused on current events and has brought many exclusive programs to the people of New York City. In 2004 TCNY cablecast the first-ever American candidate debate where the participants spoke entirely in Mandarin. Also in 2004, TCNY brought you exclusive coverage of the 100th Birthday celebration of Deng Xiaoping in New York City; In 2006 TCNY brought New Yorkers exclusive cultural programming consisting of a traditional dance troupe sponsored by the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in New York; in 2007 TCNY brought exclusive coverage of the growth of Chongqing, now the largest municipality in China; In 2008, <An American in Chengdu> was cablecast attracting many viewers; and in 2009 it brought you an exclusive interview with John Liu while he was running in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller, a position he now holds; In 2010 TCNY went DC Kennedy Center for VSA event show, same 2010, TCNY brought you <Food Works>, a special report about a proposal issued by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn calling for programmatic changes in how New York City manages food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and post-consumption so as to improve the quality of our food while saving energy and money; and in 2011 it brought you a special Chinese New Year show featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese and American cultural performances. In 2012, <Ken Sun> etc. was help push and improvement exchange between China and America;In 2013, <Ohio Hot Ohio for Obama> will bring you new feel.