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CET and ThinkTV will be taking a trip overseas and back in time to test replicas of Egyptian royal chariots and explore new insights into Tutankhamen’s death and burial on a special Egypt-themed Science Wednesday on July 10th!


At 8pm we’ll be airing NOVA: Building Pharaoh’s Chariot. In this program, archaeologists, engineers and woodworkers test highly-accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots, which some historians claim launched a technological and strategic revolution and was the greatest weapon behind Egypt's greatest era of conquest.


Then, at 9pm, we’ll broadcast a new Secrets of the Dead called Ultimate Tut. This program focuses on the greatest archaeological find in history: the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and its golden treasures, which were discovered more than 90 years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Secrets of the Dead reveals new insights into how Tutankhamen died and how the Egyptian Pharaoh was buried.


You can watch previews and find additional information on our Egypt Night webpage here:

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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

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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.

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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.

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