From Our President & CEO
Public Media Connect’s mission is to strengthen the communities we serve through programs that inspire and inform, educate and engage, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning and the power of diverse perspectives.
In 2018 your public media stations offered access to award-winning national and local programming and to educational services reaching the more than 3.5 million people in our region. During the past year, CET and ThinkTV were watched in almost 90% of all television households and our educational resources reached learners of all ages – and the schools and teachers that serve them.
We are, after all, your local public and educational television stations. In addition to an extensive multichannel programming service featuring arts and culture, science and nature, documentaries and public affairs, we continue our commitment to creating local programming that captures the stories and life of the Cincinnati and Dayton communities. This year, our ongoing series, Our Ohio, The Art Show, and SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar were complemented by the production of a number of special broadcasts, a variety of educational resources and other on-air and non-broadcast initiatives. Our productions and staff were nominated for 15 Regional Emmy Awards and brought 8 home to our stations.
In education, we have worked with partners to continue our commitment to the national American Graduate initiative and launched an innovative STEM online collection of learning and career resources. We reached more pre-schoolers and their teachers than ever before with broadcast, online and on-site programs. As SOITA (Southwestern Ohio Instructional Technology Association) became a part of Public Media Connect, it continues to provide unique professional development opportunities for public and parochial schools across 21 counties.
Recent national studies confirm that public television and stations like CET and ThinkTV, are the most trusted media in the nation: the fairest network for news and public affairs, the safest on-air and online destination for our children, and the most valued source of educational resources for schools and teachers.
Above all, we are accountable to you. None of our services to the community would be possible without the generous network of individuals, foundations, businesses, and organizations that have partnered with us to fund, produce and deliver these regional initiatives, programs, and educational resources.
Thank you and Happy Holidays,
David M. Fogarty
President & CEO
CET & ThinkTV