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Next week's Pioneers of TV, American Experience connected to Ohio


If you’re from Southwest Ohio, you’ve probably been to the Cincinnati Museum Center. You may also have heard that the museum center’s home – Union Terminal – was the inspiration for the Hall of Justice, the Metropolis meeting point for the Super Friends.


Some of those classic heroes who met at that Cincinnati-inspired Hall of Justice will be featured on the next episode of Pioneers of Television.


Superheroes on television have survived the decades – many even since the beginning. This show will feature in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferringo, William Katt and others as well as comments about The Greatest American Hero recorded just days before creator Robert Culp passed away. Join us to learn about Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and more!


Pioneers of Television: Superheroes will be on CET and ThinkTV16 at 8pm Tuesday, Jan. 29. For more schedule information and to see what’s on our other 11 channels, check out or


After Pioneers of Television, stay tuned for American Experience: Henry Ford at 9pm, also on CET and ThinkTV16.


Ford is no stranger to the state of Ohio – the company first opened a sales office in Cincinnati in 1909 and later opened assembly and transmission plants in the area. In 1912, Charles Franklin Kettering and the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company designed and installed the first electric starter, which was later adopted by Henry Ford and revolutionized the car industry forever.


What are you looking forward to seeing next week? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on: 01/24/2013 • Programs


I love all the old superhero TV shows, so I think this will be a good one.

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