From Our President & CEO
Ah, the waning days of summer! Whatever our age, it seems our lives never really leave the calendar of our schooling behind. For broadcast stations, of course, the coming fall represents the start of a new programming season. Despite the proliferation of media and program sources, the anticipation persists.
Since I last wrote, the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced their regional Emmy nominations. Public Media Connect – CET/ThinkTV ‘s local productions and staff received 15 Emmy nominations. Visit www.thinktv.org and www.CETconnect.org to view the nominated productions online. On August 18th, the Regional Emmys will be awarded. We’ll keep you posted.
Late summer offers some wonderful programming on your public television stations. Music takes the stage in mid-August with Andrea Bocelli: Landmarks Live in Concert, Dionne Warwick: Then Came You, Great Performances: The Chris Botti Band in Concert,Nathan Carter: Celtic Country and much more.
The PBS Summer of Adventure continues with premieres of Outback, Wonders of Mexico, No Passport Required and Ancient Invisible Cities. Betty White: First Lady of Television, the only authorized biography of the actress, includes program clips and interviews with friends. Frontline presents “Our Man in Tehran,” the two-night, 4-hour premiere gives us an inside look at everyday life in the country. The Durrells of Corfu returns for a third season and Poldark on Masterpiece begins its fourth season. The Great American Read returns with a “Fall Kickoff” that recaps the list of 100 best-loved books announced earlier this year, followed by weekly episodes culminating in the finale on October 23rd. Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science, explores the renowned hospital’s 150-year history and Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew catches up to Anne Shirley as she enters Queen’s College.
The CET/ThinkTV community engagement project, The Opioid Epidemic – Here at Home, continues in September with the premiere of Addiction: Ohio’s Recovery, a 2-hour special hosted by Karen Kassler, the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief. This important program will be simulcast on public media stations across the state. More information is in the At Home with Your Public Media Station section of this issue.
Finally, on September 27th, I look forward to welcoming hundreds of our viewers and supporters to CET’s annual gala event, LIVE! on CET at JACK Cincinnati Casino. This year we honor Clever Crazes for Kids and its CEO and founder, Dianne Dunkelman. Diane has made extraordinary contributions to the Cincinnati community.
Your support makes everything we do – and every program you watch on Public Media Connect – possible for everyone. Thank you.
David M. Fogarty
President & CEO
CET & ThinkTV