Ohio Educational Television Stations To Receive Award From The Corporation For Public Broadcasting

CINCINNATI – The Ohio Educational Television Stations (OETS) will receive a My Source Community Impact Award for Education from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) this weekend in Washington, DC. CET is one of the OETS stations.


The My Source Community Impact Awards for Education were created by CPB to give well-deserved recognition to public television stations for their commitment to providing educational services to learners of all ages and abilities, all races and backgrounds, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, as well as for the services the stations provide to teachers, parents, and caregivers.


OETS will be recognized for its work with Governor Ted Strickland’s Conversation on Education held during the summer and early fall of 2008 throughout Ohio. CET worked with the Governor’s Office to produce two forums and provided technical support. Governor Strickland visited CET in July and December 2008. Videos of Strickland’s local conversations are available at CETconnect.org

The award will be presented at the CPB/PBS hosted Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Summit, Saturday, March 7 in Washington, DC.


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.



CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,100 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.