CET Forms Project To Honor Influential Cincinnatians

CINCINNATI – CET has established a project that will capture the voices of influential community members, giving future generations the opportunity to learn directly from those individuals who have made an impact throughout our region.


Titled "Voices," the project will act as a living video portrait of people who made a contribution to the Greater Cincinnati region. Each participant will record an interview, which will include a discussion about their outlook on the Tri-State and first-person accounts of major moments in their life. Interviews will not feature a host or moderator; instead, the interviewee will speak directly into the camera, creating a one-on-one connection with the viewer.


Project Coordinator Donald Hancock is working to acquire interviews from individuals involved with local arts, athletics, business, education, faith, law, media and politics, among other aspects of the community.

“There will be great diversity in the participants we interview, as each has their own unique story to tell,” Hancock said. “The 'Voices' project is a timeless initiative that represents a unique opportunity for people in the Tri-State to gain in-depth insight into the lives of individuals who play a significant role in our community.”


As interviews are completed, they will be available to viewers for on-demand streaming at CETconnect.org. Hancock said he is also working to include new media technology, such as blogging, where participants can share their experiences, as well as give the public a “behind-the-scenes” look at the project.

Initial funding for the project was made possible by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.


For more information on "Voices" contact Donald Hancock at dhancock@cetconnect.org or 513-381-4033 ext. 317.


CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. Visit the CETconnect website for more information about CET.