A Date with Luyu

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A Date With Luyu
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Genre Talk show
Created by Chen Luyu
Presented by Chen Luyu
Starring Chen Luyu
Narrated by Chen Luyu
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin Chinese, English
Location(s) Beijing
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Phoenix New Media Inc.
Original channel PHTV, HBS, AHTV
Picture format 480i SDTV
720p HDTV
1080i HDTV
Audio format MTS stereo
Original release 1998 – present
Related shows The Oprah Winfrey Show
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A Date With Luyu (also spelled A Date With Lu Yu) (simplified Chinese: 鲁豫有约; traditional Chinese: 魯豫有約; pinyin: Lǔyù Yǒu Yuē) is a popular Chinese television talk show that airs on Phoenix Television. Because the show emulates the success and format of The Oprah Winfrey Show, its host and creator, Chen Luyu, has been called "China's Oprah". The show includes a studio audience of about 300. The show covers a wide range of issues: interviewees range from artists and musicians such as Li Yundi,[1] business leaders such as Robin Li, diplomatic figures such as Gary Locke (the first U.S. Ambassador to China of Chinese ancestry)[2] academics such as Prof Michael Dobson[3] and sports figures such as Shane Battier. She is also willing to address controversial subjects.

It is noted that some interviews are conducted in English, with Chinese subtitles, as was the cases when Lu Yu interviewed Wentworth Miller, Nick Vujicic, and Hillary Clinton with Timothy Geithner.[4] Audience members are required to understand English in these instances, because Lu Yu has warned about problems with interviews being done entirely in a single language, i.e. Mandarin Chinese

Luyu averages 140 million viewers per show.


  1. ^ Li Yundi, The Pianist Legend Phoenix website
  2. ^ Mr. & Mrs. Locke - The China Dream of the U.S Ambassador to China Phoenix TV Website
  3. ^ Shakespeare Institute has 'A Date with Lu Yu' Shakespeare Institute website 5-July-2012
  4. ^ WSJ Blog