Christmas morning should be a time to spend with family – enjoying the spirit of the season, snacking on gingerbread cookies and relaxing.
If that’s what your schedule looks like this Christmas Day and you have little ones at home, CET and ThinkTV16 are excited to share a day packed with holiday-themed kids programs. You can get the full schedule of holiday programs for December online at http://www.cetconnect.org/kidsandfamily/2013-kids-holiday-programs or http://www.thinktv.org/kidsandfamily/2013-kids-holiday-programs, but here’s the rundown for Christmas Day – starting bright and early.
Thomas & Friends: Tinsel and Trains
6am on ThinkTV14
12:30pm on CET
2pm on ThinkTV16
Super Why! The Nutcracker
6:30am on ThinkTV14
11:30am on ThinkTV16
11:30am and 2pm on CET
Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
7am on CET
9am on ThinkTV14
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
8am and 4pm on ThinkTV16 and CET
5pm on ThinkTV14
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow
9:30am on ThinkTV16
9:30am and 2:30pm on CET
Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
10am on ThinkTV16 and CET
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Snowflake Day
11am on ThinkTV16 and CET
Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Holiday Adventure
12pm on ThinkTV16 and CET
WordGirl: Oh, Holiday Cheese
5pm on ThinkTV16 and CET
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas
6pm on ThinkTV14
In an era when it seems like half the shows on television are crime dramas or based in a police station, most people are familiar with words like crime scene investigation, fingerprints, DNA evidence and so forth. But where did using evidence like we do today really come from? Like so many great ideas, it came from literature. Sherlock to be exact.
The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an time when eyewitness reports and “smoking gun” evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes’ crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. With a mix of interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archives, the program tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.
Join us for How Sherlock Changed the World at 9pm Tuesday, Dec. 17, on CET and ThinkTV16.
Here’s a preview:
Christmas is a magical time for many all over the world – and the same was true for the soldiers fighting in World War I in 1914. For one evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and Scottish soldiers laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the peace, fellowship and humanity of the season.
CET and ThinkTV are excited to celebrate the season with a broadcast presentation of the operatic retelling of the true story of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 with the program Silent Night. This two-act production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered in November 2012 to national acclaim, including a Pulitzer Prize for Music for composer Kevin Puts. With a libretto by Mark Campbell, Silent Night is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles.
Silent Night will air at the following times:
Friday, Dec. 13, at 9pm on CET
Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, Dec. 16, at 8pm on CET Arts
Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 9pm on ThinkTV14
We're also excited to let you know that the Cincinnati Opera will present this production at Music Hall on July 10 and 12, 2014, just days away from the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. To commemorate that conflict, Cincinnati Opera is collaborating with the city’s leading cultural institutions to present “Cincinnati Remembers World War I,” a series of community programs focused on the World War I era. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org/wwi.
Here’s a preview of the program:
CET and ThinkTV are thrilled to announce that veteran journalist Tom Brinkmoeller is writing previews for a new section on our station websites called Mark your Calendar!
Tom, who has covered broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer and David Bianculli's TV Worth Watching website, recently moved back to Cincinnati after more than 20 years of living in Florida. Tom’s first preview is of Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn, which premiered on Nov. 29th but has multiple encore presentations this week.
Mark your Calendar is a fun, insightful addition to the content available online from CET and ThinkTV. Tom interviews experts and people connected with the show, pulls in the culture context of the program and brings a wealth of experience to these previews. Take a look and Mark your Calendar: http://www.cetconnect.org/television/mark-your-calendar.
Each year at the end of November and the beginning of December, we host our final membership drive of the calendar year. This year we’ve put together a special line-up of great programs we think you’ll enjoy. While the full schedule is available at www.CETconnect.org/schedule, here’s a line-up of highlights for each night of the November/December Membership Drive at CET and ThinkTV:
Friday, November 29th
Barbra Streisand gets back to her roots tonight on Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn. This program will air at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET. It will encore at 8pm Saturday, Nov. 30, on CET Arts and at 8pm Tuesday, Dec. 3, on ThinkTV14.
Saturday, Nov. 30th
Tonight is a great night for music enthusiasts, especially if you like country and folk. We’ll have Texas Tenors: You Should Dream at 8pm and John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14. For those looking for music of the classic variety, catch Best of the 60s at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16.
Sunday, Dec. 1st
Sunday is a big night for Downton Abbey fans! In preparation for Downton Abbey Season 4, we’ll be airing Return to Downton Abbey at 9pm. This special remembers the first three seasons and looks ahead to season 4 with host Susan Sarandon. If you’re not a Downton fan, consider checking out Great Performance: Pavarotti – A Voice for the Ages at 8pm on ThinkTV14 or Il Volo Buon Natale at 7:30pm on CET Arts.
Monday, Dec. 2nd
We’ll be live in the CET studio tonight with special thank you gifts for members, including concert tickets! Join us for Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas at 8pm and Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rock at 9:30pm. If you’re up north, join us for Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve. This program also has a great line-up of thank you gifts!
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd
The live membership drive continues in Cincinnati with Tenors: Lead with Your Heart at 8pm on CET and CET Arts. On ThinkTV, we’ll have Best of the 60s at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and the encore performance of Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn at 8pm on ThinkTV14.
Wednesday, Dec. 4th
Fans of Celtic Woman can catch the group’s new holiday special Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas at 8pm on ThinkTV16 followed by Carole King – James Taylor Live at the Troubadour at 9:30. In Cincinnati, viewers will have Deepak Chopra: What are You Hungry For? at 8pm on CET.
Thursday, Dec. 5th
Legendary artist Elton John performs “Your Song,” “Rocket Man” and “Candle in the Wind” tonight on Elton John in Concert at 9:30pm on CET. If you’re more of the fiddling type, join us at 8pm on CET Arts for Fiddlers Holiday with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. For ThinkTV viewers, highlights include an encore of Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and Doc Martin: Revealed at 10pm on ThinkTV14.
Friday, Dec. 6th
We’ll be bringing back the ever-popular Magic Moments – The Best of 50s Pop at 8pm on ThinkTV14 tonight as well as John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind at 9pm on ThinkTV16. On CET, we’ll be encoring Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks at 9pm on CET and CET Arts.
Viewer’s Choice Weekend will be Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Visit our schedule page at www.CETconnect.org/schedule for the most updated information!