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American Comedians Tour China on Exchange

Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Grant Tinker and Mary Tyler Moore spent 10 days on a tour of China, interacting with film industry members and students. They compared technology and comedy techniques, film styles, and gave improvised sketches.
Exchange of media and film techniques; greater understanding of the impact of American humor on Chinese audiences; commitment to further U.S.-China television and comedy relations
Contact Info: 

Washington Post, April 27, 1978

Type of Exchange: 
U.S. film & TV industry members Chinese film & TV industry members
Participants (Types): 
American Comedians and actors Chinese acting & Film students Chinese actresses, actors, and directors
Number of Participants: 
Exchange Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 1978
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