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ThinkTV and CET will be celebrating America’s birthday with four special United States-themed programs including a Ken Burns production about the Statue of Liberty,  a Nature episode on the bald eagle, an American Experience program about Mount Rushmore and, of course, the annual Capitol Fourth Celebration.


Here’s the full run-down with program descriptions and broadcast details:


Statue of Liberty

Tuesday, July 2, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

This Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans.




American Experience: Mount Rushmore

Tuesday, July 2, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Sunday, July 7, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

High on a granite cliff in South Dakota tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents – Mount Rushmore. Follow the wonderful and bizarre story of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s creation.


Nature: American Eagle

Wednesday, July 3, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Monday, July 8, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

The drama of the bald eagle’s nest is captured by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig.




Capitol Fourth

Thursday, July 4, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

Celebrate Independence Day with amazing fireworks and performances by top-rated musical artists including Scott McCreery, Darren Criss, Jackie Evancho, Megan Hilty and more.




Visit our schedule page for more of what’s on this week: or

06/28/2013 Programs 0 Comments


Research shows that, over the summer, children can lose as much as THREE MONTHS of what they learned in school. For many children who don’t keep reading during the summer months, this “summer learning loss” can add up across several summers, causing students to fall a year or more behind other students in the same grade - but CET and ThinkTV along with educational institutions and libraries in greater Dayton and Cincinnati can help with great programs, links to local resources and online tools!



We’ll also have PBS Kids theme weeks on air now through August 9th that focus on the importance of language – reading and writing. This week is Martha Speaks puppy week with episodes on starting a journal, decoding secret messages and more!



Do you have a favorite summer reading activity in your house? What about a favorite book or story? Tell us in the comments!


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We're thrilled to announce that the Public Media Connect (ThinkTV and CET) production team has been nominated for FOUR regional Emmys - three for Our Ohio productions and one for Marco Panuccio Presents 'O Holy Night’ An Evening of Holiday Song! Congrats and thank you to everyone involved!

Category: Health/Science/Environment – Program

Our Ohio: Buckeye Gold

Production team: Julie Davis, Jason Wilson and Richard Nordstrom


Category: Health/Science/Environment – Program

Our Ohio: Troubled Waters

Production team: Richard Wonderling, Julie Davis, Richard Nordstrom, Nick Baute, Mike Schwartz and Kitty Lensman


Category: Societal Concerns
Our Ohio: What Lies Below
Production team: Richard Wonderling, Jason Wilson, Richard Nordstrom and Mike Schwartz


Category: Special Event Coverage
Marco Panuccio Presents O Holy Night’ An Evening of Holiday Song

Production team: Taylor Feltner and Mike Schwartz


Here's the full list of nominations: The awards will be announced at a ceremony in July.

06/13/2013 Station News 0 Comments

The summer of intrigue is back with a bittersweet ending and new beginning.


Inspector Lewis – a favorite of many – will start the sixth and final season at 9pm Sunday, June 16, on ThinkTV16 and CET. In the first episode, “Down Among the Fearful,” a psychic is found murdered and Lewis and Hathaway discover that the victim is really an Oxford psychology research fellow living a double life.


The second episode, “The Rambling Boy,” will air at 9pm Sunday, June 23, the team investigate the discovery of an elderly man’s body in a field – a body that’s already been embalmed! Peter Davison of Doctor Who guest stars on this episode.


The third and final Inspector Lewis will be broadcast at 9pm Sunday, June 30. In “Intelligent Design” Lewis and Hathaway examine the brutal death of a chemistry professor recently released from prison. As more casualties emerge, Lewis begins to question his future on the force.


The intrigue continues into July with the first season of Endeavour, the story of the young life of Inspector Morse back when he was just Constable Morse. This season is four episodes long and will air each Sunday in July at 9pm.


Are you an Inspector Lewis fan? What will you miss most about the series after this season ends? Tell us in the comments!


Preview of Inspector Lewis Season VI:

Watch Inspector Lewis: Series 6 Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

06/06/2013 Programs 0 Comments


When you watch Antiques Roadshow from the comfort of your own home, you see a smooth-running operation and the widest range of antiques on television. But what really happens when 6,000 people descend on a city’s taping with everything from a decorative Swedish commode to a glamorous Mae West headdress? And how do you plan and organize for that many people to show up with their items all in one day?


Now you can get a glimpse behind the Roadshow curtain with Cincinnati Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes. This locally-produced show will air at 8pm Monday, June 3, on ThinkTV16 and CET.


The 2012 taping was the second time Antiques Roadshow visited Cincinnati – and the Queen City broke records for the number of ticket requests at more than 37,000. Although many of those who attended were there to see what their items were worth, some attended just for the true Antiques Roadshow experience: going through the lines, seeing what everyone else brought, meeting other enthusiasts and getting to talk with famous appraisers. Of course the lucky few leave knowing their item is a true valuable treasure.


Cincinnati Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes shows how, despite all the excitement, the Roadshow staff and volunteers keep the antiques machine running smoothly.


“While the interviews are insightful, the strength of this special is revealed in the exciting, chaotic and deadline driven world that you’ll only see behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow,” said Richard Wonderling, Cincinnati Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes writer/producer.


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05/30/2013 Station News 0 Comments


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