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The National Memorial Day Concert is back this year – and its celebrating 25 years of honoring our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.  The program will air at 8pm Sunday, May 25, on CET and ThinkTV16.

 

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise are returning this year to host the event along with American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), and veteran actor Gerald McRaney. In addition to the performances, the concert, which is presented live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will include a thanks from our nation to the veterans of Afghanistan, commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day and look back at the stories of service and sacrifice featured throughout the years. The concert also will be presented on the American Forces Network so our troops around the world can watch.

 

This year’s concert will feature the following artists along with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly:

-          2013 winner of The Voice and country music sensation Danielle Bradbery

-          Broadway and television star Megan Hilty

-          Musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho

-          World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns

-          Emmy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest

-          Country Music Star Jennifer Nettles

-          U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

-          U.S. Army Chorus

-          U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

-          U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

-          The Soldiers’ Chorus

 

Learn more about the history of the concert here: http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/about/concert-history/.

 

05/15/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

After eight weeks of Sunday night drama, another round of Mr. Selfridge and Call the Midwife seasons is coming to an end. The finales for these shows will both air on Sunday, May 18th on CET and ThinkTV16 – Call the Midwife at 8pm and Mr. Selfridge at 9pm.

 

If you haven’t been watching, we don’t want to spoil anything for you, but we can say that Call the Midwife is on board for a fourth season and Mr. Selfridge will back next year with season three. We’ll likely be rebroadcasting the older seasons in preparation for the new seasons next year, but you can also watch the more recent episodes online. In fact, the entire third season of Call the Midwife is available through our online On-Demand service until June 17th. Here’s the link: http://watch.cetconnect.org/program/call-midwife/episodes/.

 

There are also some episodes of Mr. Selfridge available online, but they’re only available for a few weeks after the original broadcast. Here’s where to find those episodes:  http://watch.cetconnect.org/search/?q=mr.%20selfridge&type=episode.

 

Thanks for watching and join us for the finales on May 18th!

05/09/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

Everyone loves a good show about sharks. And although CET and ThinkTV won’t be buying rights to Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives any time soon, we ARE presenting a mini shark night on Wednesday, May 7.

 

The first program, Nature: Shark Mountain, airs at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET. This program follows  underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall, who have spent 25 years diving and documenting the most remote and beautiful underwater locations, always learning something new about the fantastic creatures that live there. Yet even these remote places and creatures are at risk in today’s world; being able to share their experiences with the rest of us is increasingly important to the Halls, and to us. They take viewers along on the dive of a lifetime, to a tiny outpost 300 miles off the coast of Central America — Shark Mountain.

 

The second program, NOVA: Why Sharks Attack, will start at 9pm also on CET and ThinkTV16. This show examines how, in recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people — and sharks.

 

Below is a preview for NOVA: Why Sharks Attack. Hope you can join us for our mini-shark night!

 

 

05/02/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

It has been a busy spring for ThinkTV and CET. We’ve had our biggest membership drive of the year at both stations and 11 total days of live auctions between the GreatTV Auction and the CET Action Auction. With all of the asking we’ve been doing lately, we wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU.

 

Every single person who donated to CET and ThinkTV in some way is absolutely vital – whether you bought an item at the auction, became a sustaining member for as little as $5 a month or made a major gift – and your contribution helps keep public television alive and healthy in Southwest Ohio.

 

ThinkTV and CET are the most widely used non-profit organizations in our region, reaching more than 2 million people in our community each year, and that’s only possible because of your support. In addition to offering a wide variety of programming, our stations provide educational resources to schools and teachers throughout the region, offer professional development to educators and caregivers, and are involved with the arts organizations in our communities.

 

If you have supported your local PBS stations this year, please accept our gratitude for the important role you’re playing in our organization! If you haven’t given yet this year, and would like to, you can learn more here: http://www.cetconnect.org/support.

04/24/2014 Station News 0 Comments
     

Now that the weather has warmed up after this cold winter, we’re all clamoring to get outside – and Arthur and his friends are no different! In fact, this week is Outdoor Week on Arthur.

 

Outdoor Week includes the premieres of two all-new Arthur episodes on CET and ThinkTV16. The first is “Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow,” which airs on Monday, April 21 and encores on Wednesday, April 30. The second episode is “Pets and Pests/Go Fly a Kite,” which airs on April 22 and encores multiple times in May. These episodes focus on teaching important values, such as speaking up for what you believe in, patience, sharing and teamwork.

 

 A new Arthur digital game, “Backyard Jungle,” will also launch this month. In “Backyard Jungle,” kids will join D.W. and Bud as they embark on an epic adventure using the power of their imaginations.

 

Arthur airs at the following times:

CET: 7am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday, at 7am on Saturdays and at 11am on Sundays

ThinkTV16: 7:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday

To see the airdates on ThinkTV14, visit www.thinktv.org/schedule

04/17/2014 Programs 0 Comments
     

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