Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen offers a viewing tip for the coming week

Tuesday, "The Story of China," 8 p.m., PBS.

Historian/writer/host Michael Wood takes viewers on a six-hour journey through the 4,000-year history of China, from ancient civilization to world superpower.

"I think immersive is the thing that you're looking for in a story like this," Mr. Wood said in January at a press conference during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "What you want is to bring to the PBS audience a sense of being there. I traveled first in China in the early '80s and went all over China, and I came away with a very strong sense of the hospitality and sociability and friendliness of the Chinese people, which isn't always how people describe China. …

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