From Our President & CEO – June 2023

Public Media Connect's President/CEO

Dear Member,

Welcome to summer! For CET and ThinkTV, the start of summer marks the end of our fiscal year (June 30) and, on behalf of our Board of Trustees and staff, I want to thank our members, volunteers, foundations and businesses who support us throughout the year. Your support allows us to provide educational resources, programming and online services to the communities we serve in Southwest Ohio.

For parents of young learners who might be worried about summer slide, check out our Virtual Field Trips at OhioLearns360.org. We also have a ton of great content available in PBS LearningMedia, including Carnival of the Animals: Remix and $martPath, which would make great educational resources for summer learning. If you’re a teacher, our educational team at SOITA has some fantastic opportunities for summer professional development. More information on educational resources is available on our websites.

We have some wonderful PBS programming to offer this month. American Masters’ Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll illuminates the pioneering life and career of Little Richard who emerged from performing in drag clubs in New Orleans to become one of the architects of rock ‘n roll. Great Performances at The Met premieres Medea, which features soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. The Great American Recipe returns for Season 2 with a new group of inventive home cooks showcasing their beloved signature dishes.

Endeavour returns for its ninth and final season and finds retired DI Alex Ridley consulting on a case that takes a dark and unexpected turn. Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts focuses on the thousands of Black soldiers, named and nameless, who served in the United States Army and took part in the history of America’s westward expansion. Below the Belt: The Last Health Taboo examines endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 9 women.

Episodes of our local productions – The Art Show and Showcase with Barbara Kellar – and all of our digital shows are available on the PBS App and YouTube. You can also find our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and our websites.

From educational content to national PBS programming to local shows – it’s all possible because of your ongoing contributions. My thanks to you!



President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV