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Austin City Limits, the longest-running music program in television history, has come a long way since the Willie Nelson program used as a pledge program in 1975. The show, still true to its roots, now celebrates and features music of many genres and draws an audience no one could have imagined 40 years ago.
But in addition to bringing us the weekly shows that air on CET and ThinkTV, Austin City Limits has amassed close to 130 video clips from the program and put them into our PBS On Demand system. That means you can watch clips and performances featuring everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Nine Inch Nails and Dale Watson to Kacey Musgraves.
Here’s a personal favorite featuring the Steve Miller Band performing “Jet Airliner” in 2011:

08/09/2014 Programs 0 Comments

Public Media Connect – ThinkTV and CET – will be kicking off our August Membership Drive this Saturday, August 9, and we have nine days of excellent programming lined-up. Whether you’re into Motown or Downton Abbey, there’s something for everyone. Below is a list of highlights organized by initial airdates. For our full schedule, visit or


Our membership drives, which we host four times each year, allow us to fund our award-winning on-air programs, our educational efforts both in schools and through professional development for teachers, our arts partnerships and programs, and so much more.


At CET, we’re also thrilled to have a Friends of CET grant for the August Membership Drive. This grant will allow us to match new membership dollars up to $50,000.


Learn more about supporting CET here:



50s & 60s Rock Rewind

Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8pm on ThinkTV16

Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8pm on CET

Sunday, Aug. 10, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

Monday, Aug. 11, at 8pm on CET Arts

Archival footage shines a spotlight on the sounds of the 50s and 60s rock, R&B and pop scene.


Motown: Big Hits and More

Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

Friday, Aug. 15, at 10pm on ThinkTV16

Music from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and more are showcased.


60s Pop, Rock & Soul

Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10pm on ThinkTV16

Friday, Aug. 15, at 10pm on ThinkTV14

Reminisce with hosts Peter Noone and Davy Jones, and other artists, who perform classic 60s songs.


Burt Bacharach’s Best

Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8pm on CET Arts

Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9:30pm on CET

Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones and more artists perform the composer’s hits in clips from the 1960s – 1970s.


Big Band Years

Sunday, Aug. 10, at 8pm on CET

Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host a nostalgic look at hit makers and songs of the 1930s and 1940s.


Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Sunday, Aug. 10, at 8:30pm on CET Arts

Two of the greatest musicians to ever play the blues on the electric guitar jam in this 1983 session.


Return to Downton Abbey

Sunday, Aug. 10, at 9pm on ThinkTV16

Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 8pm on CET

Thursday, Aug. 14, at 8pm on CET Arts

Look back at Downton Abbey with the cast and crew and get a glimpse at what’s to come in Season 5.


Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank & Bing

Monday, Aug. 11, at 8pm on ThinkTV16

Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9:30pm on CET Arts

The musical genius who composed songs for many of Hollywood’s classic films is celebrated.


Straight No Chaser: Songs of the Decade

Monday, Aug. 11, at 8pm on CET

Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 8pm on CET Arts

The phenomenal group reinvents the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape in this concert.


Texas Tenors: You Should Dream

Monday, Aug. 11, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16

Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

The Texas Tenors vocal group smoothly blend country, classical, Broadway and gospel music.


Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting

Thursday, Aug. 14, at 8pm on CET

Dr. Fuhrman discusses a lifestyle in which you seek foods and recipes that are nutrient rich.


Inside Foyle’s War

Sunday, Aug. 10, at 7:30pm on ThinkTV16

Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10pm on ThinkTV14

The stars of the series and the people behind-the-camera discuss the very popular detective show.

07/31/2014 Station News 1 Comment

Public Media Connect – ThinkTV and CET – will be helping the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to bring LUMENOCITY® 2014 to viewers across the region. If you get CET 48.1 on your television, you’ll be able to watch the event broadcast LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 2. We’ll also be livestreaming the entire event online all three days, and feeding the live show to Riverbend and Fountain Square on Sunday, August 3.


CET also has partnered with WCPO 9 On Your Side and will provide the Saturday evening concert, LUMENOCITY: Live from Washington Park, for simulcast on channel 9.1 beginning at 9 :30pm.  WCPO 9 On Your Side will add concert coverage beginning at  9pm with LUMENOCITY : Lighting Up A City Inspired and will follow with a post concert program, LUMENOCITY: The AfterGlow  beginning at 10:30pm. Both of the WCPO 9 On Your Side programs will be hosted by Good Morning Tri-State co-anchors Kathrine Nero and Chris Riva.


The first half of the LUMENOCITY: Live from Washington Park event features conductor John Morris Russell leading the Cincinnati Pops with guest performers. During the second half, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Louis Langrée, will perform five selections set to stunning visuals projected onto the façade of Music Hall. The live broadcast will only feature the second half of the show, but the entire production will be streamed online.


Learn more at or


Check out last year’s LUMENOCITY

07/25/2014 Station News 0 Comments

Everyone’s favorite Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot is back for one more season of solving! David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) returns to this signature role for two new mysteries – “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly” – based on the novels by Agatha Christie.


Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little gray cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. Here’s a little more information about both of the new episodes…


The Big Four

July 27 at 9pm

CET and ThinkTV16

Adapted by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.


Dead Man’s Folly

August 3 at 9pm

CET and ThinkTV16

A wealthy financier and his wife stage a grand party at their new summer home. Poirot is a reluctant guest, urged to attend by his old friend Ariadne Oliver, who suspects the “murder hunt” game she is preparing may turn out to be a real murder.


07/17/2014 Programs 0 Comments

Witness the special connection between animals and humans in a new four-part series, My Wild Affair.  This new series premieres at 8pm Wednesday, July 16, on CET and ThinkTV16 with The Elephant Who Found a Mom.


In this new series, humans share their individual experiences with animals in what is a profoundly moving journey, paired with unique access to home movies, film and television archives spanning the 1950s to 1980s. These rare relationships cross the divide between species and give viewers a glimpse into the inner life of the creatures who share our world. Each animal anecdote provides an insightful lesson about the incredible nature of the species.


Here is the line-up of episodes:


July 16 at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

The Elephant Who Found a Mom

Focusing on the intense bond between Aisha, a baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent, a crisis arrives when Daphne leaves Aisha with a babysitter for a few days to attend her daughter’s wedding. Aisha refuses to eat, leading to her death. Heartbroken, Daphne uses the lessons learned from Aisha’s short life to help her save more than 150 orphans over the next 40 years.


July 23 at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

The Ape Who Went to College

Follow the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”


July 30 at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

The Rhino Who Joined the Family

Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife veterinarian Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate.


August 6 at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16

The Seal Who Came Home

Witness the true story of Andre, a two-day-old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre’s ever having to sacrifice his wildness.

07/10/2014 Programs 0 Comments


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