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Whether you’re a professional or budding photographer – or even if you just like taking pictures with your phone – we have a cool new program just for you: See. Snap. Send!


See. Snap. Send. is a new photography challenge CET and ThinkTV have put together to get viewers and fans more involved with the stations. We give you a theme (this months’ is “Exploring the Parks”) and then post a call for photo submissions. Once the deadline passes, we’ll post the photos on Facebook and ask for votes! The photo with the most votes is featured on our website along with the photographer’s name.


Since this is a brand new project for us, we need your help getting it off the ground! Do you have a photograph taken at a park? It can be a park anywhere in the world! If so, please consider sending it to along with your name and the name of the park where the photo was taken. The photo with the most votes at the end of the challenge will be featured on our “National Parks” program page during the end of August and beginning of September.


The deadline to submit your photo for the “Exploring the Park” photo challenge is midnight on August 9th.


All of the details, rules and specs are available here: and


We’d also like to encourage you to visit our Facebook page for continuous updates and for voting: and

07/19/2013 Station News 0 Comments

To celebrate one of the hottest times of the year, ThinkTV and CET are getting cozy with some of nature’s biggest cats. That’s right! We’re presenting “Three Weeks – Three Big Cats” each Wednesday for the rest of July.


July 17, 8pm: The first big cat program is Nature: Elsa’s Legacy – The Born Free Story. Born Free, a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife, marked its 50th anniversary of the publication in 2010. What has happened to lions since this story? And what has happened to the people featured in the film? What has Born Free taught us?


July 24, 8pm: The second Nature about big cats is Siberian Tiger Quest. This program follows Chris Morgan as he embarks on his great challenge – to find and film the Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s eastern forests. See how Morgan, along with Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, use unconventional techniques to get a glimpse at this rare creature.


July 31, 8pm: The final show in “Three Weeks – Three Big Cats” is Nature: Revealing the Leopard. The leopard is the most widespread predator of their size on land – hunting from South Africa to Siberia and Arabia to Sri Lanka. This film puts together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat and shows how these cats rarely move without a completely premeditated strategy.


To see previews of these three shows, visit our “Big Cats” page here: or

07/11/2013 Programs 0 Comments

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:

07/03/2013 Programs 0 Comments


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!


06/21/2013 Education 0 Comments


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