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Black History Month on CET and ThinkTV

Posted by Kellie May on

PBS, CET and ThinkTV are proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year! In 2016, we’re bringing you a new lineup of films and an online culture center through the Black Culture Connection, a special community section of our website. Here are a few on-air and online highlights:


Independent Lens: A Ballerina’s Tale

Monday, Feb. 8, at 10pm on CET

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Get an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.


B.B. King on American Masters

Friday, Feb. 12, at 9pm on CET

Friday, Feb. 12, at 11pm on ThinkTV16

Explore B.B. King's challenging life and career through candid interviews with the "King of the Blues," filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars, including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr.


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Sunday, Feb. 28, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at its vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.


Fats Domino: American Masters

Friday, Feb. 26, at 10pm on CET

Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11pm on ThinkTV16

Discover how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock 'n' roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradations in the pre-civil rights South and aided integration through his influential music.


We’re also airing a variety of Civil Rights and African American history programs on Sunday afternoons on CET and throughout the month on ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV16Again. Visit our schedule pages for full details: and


Our online programming includes many programs as well, including Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., and more. Visit and for details and to watch these shows online.


Finally the Black Culture Connection is asking people to share their stories on social media using the hashtag #MyBlackHistory. We’d love to see and share your stories! Please consider tagging @ThinkTV and @CETConnect so we can connect.