Public Media Connect Blog

eSeptember 23, 2014

 

For more information, contact

Kellie May

CET Promotions & Communications

513-345-6511

kmay@cetconnect.org

 

                                                                                                               

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014”

Multiplatform National Event to Include a Feature about GRAD Cincinnati with its Executive Director Patricia Stewart-Adams

 

Special Guests Include U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Tony Bennett, Juju Chang, Bianna Golodryga, Ingrid Michaelson, Gen. Colin Powell & Alma Powell, The Raise Up Project, Sesame Street’s Elmo, Hari Sreenivasan, Trenton Public Schools Marching Band,
 Lauren Wanko, Brian & Jane Williams, Allison Williams, Doug Williams

 

Local Broadcast to Showcase CET’s Efforts to

Address the Needs of At-Risk Kids

 

American Graduate Day 2014 returns this fall for its third consecutive year. Wes Moore, best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran, will host the all-day broadcast which premieres Saturday, September 27 from 11am to 6pm on CET. Broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, the annual multiplatform event is part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, helping communities bolster graduation rates through the power and reach of local public media stations. Featuring seven hours of national and local programming, live interviews and performances, American Graduate Day 2014 will celebrate the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the country who are American Graduate Champions: those helping local youth stay on track to college and career successes.  

 

“We are so pleased to bring American Graduate Day programming to this community, where so many individuals are committed to helping  young people stay on the path to graduation,” said David Fogarty, President and CEO of CET.

 

American Graduate Day 2014 will be anchored by “Stories of Champions,” a series of 14 one-minute profile pieces scheduled to air every half-hour, which will spotlight individuals and influential figures in local communities around the country who are successfully keeping students on the path to graduation. CET is also one of four local PBS stations to highlight work in their own community to the nationwide audience. GRAD Cincinnati and its Executive Director Patricia Stewart-Adams will be featured in the second hour of the broadcast in a segment moderated by local television personality Regina Carswell-Russo.

 

Hosted by Wes Moore, a bestselling author, TV personality (PBS/“Coming Back with Wes Moore” and OWN/“Beyond Belief”) and champion for youth, American Graduate Day 2014 is set up around critical themes with the goal of inspiring citizens to connect with their local public media station and local community organizations, and get involved as American Graduate Champions in helping the youth of their community succeed. Moore is also the founder and CEO of BridgeEdU, an innovative college completion platform that reinvents the freshman year. Throughout the day, a number of on-air personalities from PBS, WNET, and other media organizations will join Moore in studio for special segments. Following the program, PBS NewsHour Weekend hosted by Hari Sreenivasan will feature American Graduate Day, with an in-depth look at Florida’s experimental program to expand reading time for struggling elementary schools.

 

This year’s topics are scheduled to include Early Education, Caring Consistent Adults, More and Better Learning, Special Needs Communities, STEAM Programs, Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement and College and Career Readiness.  The program also devotes time to areas not covered before, including the special needs community and the work of such organizations as Autism Speaks, Best Buddies, and Special Olympics, and the importance of the arts in STEAM as a key component to More and Better Learning that can compel kids to stay in school, reflected in programs like Exploring the Arts and VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and more. In addition to “Stories of Champions,” other new features include live performances by The Raise Up Project, a spoken word group also being honored the following day at The Kennedy Center, and the Trenton Public Schools Marching Band.

 

Viewers and online users who are interested in connecting with local organizations and youth as American Graduate Champions can send a text on the day of broadcast or log on to AmericanGraduate.org to find out more about the national and regional organizations and how to help in their hometowns.   Viewers will also be invited to participate in the discussion via Twitter using the #AmGrad hashtag and on Facebook.

               

CONFIRMED MODERATORS:

Wes Moore (PBS and OWN), Juju Chang (ABC), Rehema Ellis (NBC), Bianna Golodryga (Yahoo!), Lyn May (PBS), Stone Phillips (news anchor), Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour Weekend), Rebecca Jarvis (ABC News), Susie Gharib (Nightly Business Report), William Brangham (PBS NewsHour Weekend) and Lauren Wanko (NJTV).

 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Among the national organizations featured are: 4-H, 100K in 10, America SCORES Cleveland, America’s Promise Alliance, AmeriCorps, Autism Speaks, Banister Leadership Academy, Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Citizen Schools, City Year, Communities In Schools, Exploring the Arts, FIRST, Gateway to College National Network, GEAR UP, GRAD Cincinnati, Horizons National, Jobs for America’s Graduates, Junior Achievement, My Brother’s Keeper, National Academy Foundation, Omaha Empowerment Network, Project SEARCH, Publicolor, The Raise Up Project, Reach Out and Read, Reading is Fundamental, Roadtrip Nation, Special Olympics, Samsung Electronics North America, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™, United Way and VH1 Save The Music Foundation

 

CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS

Tony Bennett and wife Susan Benedetto will be interviewed about Exploring the Arts; Gen. Colin Powell and Alma Powell will be interviewed about their organization, America’s Promise Alliance; Brian Williams (NBC) and Jane Williams, daughter actress Allison Williams (HBO’s Girls) and son Doug Williams (YES Network) will be interviewed about their organization, Horizons National; Michael Bloomberg (former Mayor of New York City) will appear on behalf of Publicolor; Reggie Bush (Detroit Lions) will appear on behalf of Taco Bell Foundation; Ingrid Michaelson (singer/songwriter) will give a testimonial about VH1 Save The Music Foundation; CC Sabathia (New York Yankees) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Olympic gold medalist) will appear on behalf of Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Miral Kotb (dancer/choreographer) will be interviewed about Girls Who Code; Andy Grammer (singer) will host the VH1 Save The Music Foundation segment.

 

American Graduate Day 2014 is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC in association with WNET. Michael Kostel is executive producer.  Colin Powers is broadcast producer.  Chris Brande is national segment producer. Helen Maier is co-producer. Anna Campbell is local segment producer. From the Education Department, Kimberly Mullaney is project manager and Carole Wacey is vice president, education. Neal Shapiro is executive-in-charge.

 

American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen - a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help more kids stay on the path to graduation.

 

Visit the American Graduate Web site for more details on participating PBS stations as well as other television and radio programs: http://americangraduate.org/american-graduate-day-2014

 

###

 

About CET

CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents; 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET, the first licensed educational television station in the nation, provides multichannel broadcast and cable services, including CET Arts, the first local 24-hour arts and cultural programming channel in the country. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.

 

CET is a service of Public Media Connect (PMC), a regional public media partnership with ThinkTV, Dayton, serving the more than 3 million people in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton communities. 

 

About CPB

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,300 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

About American Graduate

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen was launched in 2011 with 25 public media stations in high need communities to spotlight the high school dropout crisis and focus on middle and high school student interventions. Today, more than 80 public radio and television stations in over 30 states have partnered with over 1000 community organizations and schools, as well as Alma and Colin Powell's America's Promise Alliance, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Alliance for Excellent Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation to help the nation achieve a 90% graduation by 2020. With primetime and children’s programming that educates, informs, and inspires public radio and television stations — locally owned and operated — are important resources in helping to address critical issues facing today’s communities. According to a report from the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, American Graduate stations have told the story about the dropout crisis in a way that empowered citizens to get involved, and helped community organizations break down silos to work more effectively together. In early 2014, CPB and PBS KIDS committed an additional $20 million for the “American Graduate PBS KIDS Fund” to also help communities connect the importance of early learning as part of a student’s long term success. In addition to station grants for local engagement, the Fund will support the creation of children’s content and tools to help parents, particularly those from low income communities, better prepare their young children for long term success. Fourteen American Graduate station grantees have also been awarded CPB early education grants to reach children ages 2-8 with programming and services developed through the Ready to Learn Initiative, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

09/23/2014 Education 0 Comments
     

From African American Lives (2006) through the first season of Finding Your Roots (2012), Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people identify relatives hidden for generations. Now Gates and his team of genealogists and geneticists are back for a 10-part second season to uncover the origins of a diverse group of almost 30 guests.

 

The new season premieres at 8pm Tuesday, Sept. 23, on CET and ThinkTV16 and will continue on consecutive Tuesdays.

 

This first episode, “In Search of Our Fathers,” features three guests who know almost nothing about their fathers’ past.  Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney B. Vance’s father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were — after his suicide, Courtney wants to learn more about his roots; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born — he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him.

 

Future episodes feature 29 of today’s leading entertainers, athletes, chefs and art personalities including Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Khandi Alexander, Tom Colicchio, Tina Fey, Sally Field, Derek Jeter, Stephen King, Nas, Anna Deavere Smith, Sting and Courtney B. Vance.

 

Working closely with leading U.S. genealogists (including Johni Cerny, co-author of the acclaimed The Source: Guidebook for American Genealogy) and ancestry experts from around the world, Gates and his production team comb through family stories to discover unknown histories and relatives the guests never knew existed. When paper trails end for each story, the team turns to top geneticists and DNA diagnosticians to analyze each participant’s genetic code, tracing their bloodlines and taking guests back further in time than ever before.           

 

Watch full episodes from season one here: http://watch.cetconnect.org/program/finding-your-roots/.

 

Here’s a preview for season two:

 

09/18/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie returns to CET and ThinkTV16 this month for three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie Miss Marple series. This is the seventh season for the series – season six premiered in 2011. What manner of mayhem will Miss Marple face this year? Pour that cup of tea, grab those knitting needles and find out below:

 

A Caribbean Mystery

Sunday, Sept. 21, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. She and a curmudgeonly business tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving Miss Marple to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (God on Trial) guest stars.

 

Greenshaw’s Folly

Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

When an old family friend and her young son turn to Miss Marple for assistance, she finds them work and lodging at nearby Greenshaw’s Folly, the family home of an eccentric botanist. All seems well, until the house’s loyal butler dies unexpectedly. When another houseguest goes missing, Miss Marple begins a search for the truth, unveiling secrets of both the past and present. Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter) guest stars.

 

Endless Night

Sunday, Sept. 28, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Miss Marple befriends Mike, a charming chauffeur who recounts his romance with Ellie. Despite warnings from a gypsy woman, they plan their dream home at a local spot known as Gypsy’s Acre. Not long after the young couple weds, Ellie is thrown from her horse and dies, fueling speculation of a gypsy curse. Following two more suspicious deaths, Miss Marple begins to sort out the clues, but can she solve the mystery before she finds herself in danger? Tom Hughes (Silk) and Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise) co-star.

 

 

09/11/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns, will air next week. New episodes will premiere at 8pm and encore at 10pm nightly Sunday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 20, on CET and ThinkTV16.

 

This film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics, over almost a century in history. The series starts with Theodore’s birth in 1858 and ends with Eleanor’s death in 1962 and marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

 

“The Roosevelts have played significant roles in other stories we’ve told before, from the National Parks to World War II,” Burns said in a press release from PBS. “It’s impossible, in fact, to visit many parts of the American experience without encountering their presence. But beyond simply sharing a bloodline or political success, they each shared a passionate belief that America is at its strongest when everyone has an equal chance. And on a personal level, they each struggled to overcome their own fears while maintaining a public face of courage.”

 

A schedule of episodes is below. For a full breakdown about each episode, visit http://www.cetconnect.org/programming/roosevelts-intimate-history or http://www.thinktv.org/onair/programs/featured/roosevelts-intimate-history.

 

Sunday, Sept. 14, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

Get Action (1858 – 1901)

 

Monday, Sept. 15, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

In the Arena (1901-1910)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

The Storm (1920-1933)

 

Thursday, Sept 18, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

 

Friday, Sept. 19, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

The Common Cause (1939-1944)

 

Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8pm and 10pm

CET and ThinkTV16

A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

 

Watch the introduction: 

09/04/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

As you might have heard, Sherlock season three claimed three Primetime Emmy Awards! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman took home the best actor and best supporting actor awards, in addition to series co-creator Stephen Moffatt winning an award for his writing.

 

These three primetime Emmys join four Creative Arts Emmys awarded to Sherlock earlier this summer, making Sherlock season three the program with the most Emmy wins this year!

In celebration of these awards, we’re bringing Sherlock season three back to our video on demand system for a few weeks! You can watch all three episodes of Sherlock season three across all platforms, including localized desktop portals, mobile devices, AppleTV, and Roku through Friday, September 26th!

 

Here are the links to view each episode through our Video On Demand system. Remember these will only be active through September 26th:

 

Episode 1 – The Empty Hearse: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365150373/. 

Episode 2 – The Sign of Three: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365163614/. 

Episode 3 – His Last Vow: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365167196/. 

 

You can also watch the first episode below.

08/28/2014 0 Comments
     

Pages

Subscribe to Public Media Connect Blog