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Although Earth Day isn’t until April 22nd, ThinkTV and CET are saluting the blue planet throughout the entire month! We’ve got a slew of kids and primetime programming lined-up we wanted to share with you.
The kids programming is highlighted in themed-weeks: Dinosaur Train from April 8 – April 12, The Cat in the Hat from April 15 – April 19, and Curious George from April 22 – April 26.
Then, throughout the month, we’ve scheduled programs focused on the environment including multiple episodes of Nature as well as American Experience: Earth Days, Green Fire, Play Again, The Lost Bird Project, Independent Lens: The Island President and more.
You can find the entire Earth Month line-up for CET and ThinkTV online at the following locations:
ThinkTV Earth Month Programs:
CET Earth Month Programs:


04/04/2013 Education 0 Comments



Ever since CET first got word that Antiques Roadshow was coming to Cincinnati last summer, the Queen City has been buzzing. We had a record number of ticket request to come to the taping event, we’ve gotten to see some of the city’s most fantastic antiques and oddities, and we’ve made some wonderful new friends.


Taping the three Cincinnati episodes of Antiques Roadshow was a whirlwind day and, even though people had to wait in line to see appraisers and many found out their items weren’t as rare as they’d hoped, everyone still seemed to have an awesome time.


Starting at 8pm Monday, April 1, on CET and ThinkTV16, we’ll all finally get to see that one, long day turned into three entertaining episodes of Antiques Roadshow! Where did that giant Abraham bust come from? Is a vase with a dragon on it worth something? What does Reds memorabilia mean to collectors around the country?


Here’s the broadcast information:


Episode 1: 8pm Monday, April 1, on ThinkTV16 and CET

Episode 2: 8pm Monday, April 8, on CET and ThinkTV16

Episode 3: 8pm Monday, April 15, on ThinkTV16 and CET


For more information, including photos from the taping and our special invitation-only events with the Roadshow crew, visit

03/28/2013 Station News 0 Comments


Sunday dramas on ThinkTV16 and CET are back! We’re excited to tell you that Call the Midwife season two premieres at 8pm Sunday, March 31. This new season will include eight new episodes with all the well-loved characters as well as some new faces. This new season stays true to its roots – viewers can expect to see more births, babies and bicycling as well as blossoming romance from an unexpected quarter.


We’re also really looking forward to a new series, Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge, which will air for the first time at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16, just after Call the Midwife on March 31st. Mr. Selfridge follows the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge and stars Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as the wheeling-dealing American who shows 1900s Londoners how to shop.


Not sure if these shows are for you and would like to see the previews? Looking to catch up on season one of Call the Midwife before season two starts? Want to go behind the scenes? Visit our ThinkTV and CET On Demand pages for thousands of great videos: and


03/21/2013 Programs 1 Comment

Public Media Connect, ThinkTV and CET, is gearing up for our two biggest events – The Action Auction in Cincinnati and the GreatTVAuction in Dayton. These televised auctions are our biggest annual fundraisers and they help ensure that Public Media Connect can continue to provide broadcast, educational and arts services on air, online and in the community.


The Action Auction will be broadcast from 5pm to 11pm April 10th through April 12th and from 3pm to 11pm April 13th on CET. The GreatTVAuction will be broadcast from 6pm to 11pm April 22th through April 25th and from 6pm to midnight April 26th and April 27th on ThinkTV16.


Although both stations are still taking donations of all values – including gift cards – for the live, broadcast auctions, we’re also ready to show you some of what will be up for bid! Check out for items in the GreatTVAuction and for the Action Auction. Each website also has information how to contact our events departments in each city to make a donation of any shape, size or value!

03/14/2013 Station News 0 Comments

As Public Media Connect (ThinkTV/CET) heads into the second half of our March Membership Drive – our biggest membership drive of the year – we know everyone is torn on what to watch each evening and which organizations to support annually. We want you to know that Public Media Connect is working to make sure the money our members donate is spent wisely and in ways that positively impacts our communities.


Check out these quick facts:


  1. Public Media Connect is the most widely used non-profit educational, cultural and informational resource in the Cincinnati/Dayton area reaching more than 2.3 million viewers on air and thousands more online.
  2. Workshops for caregivers and parents are available year-round to offer guidance and education on everything from reading readiness to asthma awareness.
  3. Public Media Connect was born out of a 2009 decision that combined CET and ThinkTV into one regional non-profit public broadcasting and media corporation. This merger allowed both stations to continue to provide quality services and programs while cutting administrative costs and remaining fiscally responsible.
  4. Our organization hosts on-site and virtual learning labs to help teachers and other educators in a variety of topics, including using mobile technology in the classroom and using video games to engage children in learning. This year we’re expecting to reach about 500 educators.
  5. On-demand services on and provide access to thousands of videos from throughout the PBS system and more than 250 local productions you can watch anytime.
  6. CET was the nation’s first television station, the first to go HD and the first to carry a 24-hour arts channel.
  7. ThinkTV produces “Our Ohio” for stations across the state. This show, which airs on Saturdays on ThinkTV and CET, introduces people around Ohio’s people, communities, festivals, farms and other special features of the Buckeye State.
  8. Public Media Connect is continuously involved in educational projects for the community such as Facing the Mortgage Crisis, American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen and Speak Up! for the Arts.
  9. In addition to our on air and online presence, Public Media Connect hosts and is involved in a number of free community events including A Day at the Park, the ThinkTV 5k, Clifford’s 50th Birthday, The PBS KIDS GO! Writing Contest and more.


Public Media Connect is eternally grateful for the support of our members, whose contributions help us to ensure we can continue to provide quality programs and services to the Dayton and Cincinnati communities.


If you’d like additional information on any of the mentioned above, please contact Kellie May at


If you’d like to learn more about becoming a member, renewing your membership or making a general contribution of any amount, please visit or call 513-345-6582 for CET or visit or call 1-800-247-1614 for ThinkTV. Our March drive runs through Sunday, March 17. Thanks for your support!

03/07/2013 Education, Membership, Station News 0 Comments


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