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For those of us who have driven Interstate-71/75 between Ohio and Kentucky, crossing the Brent Spence Bridge can be a nerve-racking third of a mile. And if you have to cross each day during rush hour, the trip on the double-decker can be even downright scary. The lanes are narrow, there’s nowhere to pull over and, in places, you can see straight through the grids to the water below.

 

This year, The Brent Spence Bridge turns 50 years old. Approximately 175,000 vehicles use this bridge each day – double what it was built to accommodate. Federal transportation officials and the National Bridge Inventory have designated the bridge as “functionally obsolete” and police and emergency medical personnel respond to more than 650 accidents and incidents on the bridge each year.

 

The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project includes construction of a new bridge, rehabilitation of the existing Brent Spence Bridge, and reconstruction of a 7.8-mile segment of I-75 from just north of the Western Hills Viaduct in Ohio to the Dixie Highway interchange in Fort Mitchell, KY. The total project is currently estimated to cost around $2.7 billion.

 

On the next episode of Focus, Kathy Lehr will learn more about why the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce and the business community are supporting the rebuilding of the I-75 / Brent Spence Bridge Corridor, why transportation is important to local businesses, how long the project will take to complete, how it will affect commuters, the consequences of waiting to repair and replace the bridge and, most importantly, how the project will be funded.

 

Focus airs at 7:30pm Friday, May 3, on ThinkTV14 and at 12:30pm Sunday, May 5, on CET.

04/25/2013 Programs 0 Comments
     

 

 

CET and ThinkTV are excited to announce that we’ll be airing Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust this week. This previously untold story tells the tale of how more than 1,300 Jews escaped the Nazis by immigrating to the Philippines.

 

The rescue was orchestrated by Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines; Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana; an ambitious US Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower; and the Frieder brothers, Cincinnati-based businessmen manufacturing 2-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila.

 

Here are the broadcast times for this one-hour documentary:

Sunday, April 28, at 7pm on CET

Sunday, April 28, at 11pm on ThinkTV16

Sunday, May 5, at 10pm on ThinkTV14

 

For a preview of the program, as well as two related CET videos, please visit http://www.cetconnect.org/rescue-in-the-philippines.

 

04/18/2013 Programs 0 Comments
     

 

Have you heard about Science Wednesday on CET and ThinkTV? Each week we package some of our favorite science programs together for all you science lovers out there. That means, during primetime on Wednesdays, you can find Nature, NOVA, Secrets of the Dead, Inside Nature’s Giants and more. We also often have specials like the Truth about Exercise with Michael Mosley, Path to Violence and Life on Fire in the Science Wednesday line-up.

 

This week we’ll be bringing you Nature: The Mystery of Eels, NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years – Life Explodes, and Guts with Michael Mosley.

 

Here’s more information about each of those programs.

 

Nature: The Mystery of Eels

8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

A look at the mystery of the eel and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it.

 

 

NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years – Life Explodes

9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

The amazing story of Australia’s origins features dinosaurs, deadly asteroids and giant kangaroos.

 

 

Guts with Michael Mosley

10pm on CET and ThinkTV16

Medical imagery is used to take viewers on a remarkable journey through the digestive system.

04/11/2013 Programs 0 Comments
     

 

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: http://www.thinktv.org/earth-day
 
CET Earth Month Programs: http://www.cetconnect.org/earth-day

 

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 http://www.cetconnect.org/antiques-roadshow-cincinnati.

03/28/2013 Station News 0 Comments
     

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