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From Our President & CEO – February 2023

Public Media Connect's President/CEO

Dear Member,

February is here and we’re still deep into the winter temperatures. I hope you’re keeping warm and enjoying everything your local PBS stations have to offer on air and online. I for one am enjoying the continuation of the third seasons of All Creatures Great and Small and Miss Scarlet and the Duke as well as the return of Vienna Blood. There’s a lot to watch!

In addition to the powerhouse dramas from Masterpiece, I’m looking forward to the new Dogs in the Wild mini-series from Nature, which starts on February 8 and continues for three consecutive weeks; a new NOVA about the settlements in the ancient Amazon coming February 15; and the American Experience about Monopoly, which premieres on February 20. We’ll also kick off our March membership drive on February 25 with a new Celine Dion program, the return of shows featuring Tommy Emmanuel and Billy Joel, and a new film that explores the history and future of Black Broadway.

We have quite a few projects happening locally too, including the production of our weekly shows – The Art Show and SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar – and the development of additional content for our digital projects including The Baking Journal, Hobby Hunting and Parent Hacks as well as our two podcasts, For the Love of EdTech and Rodney Veal’s Inspired By, which just launched in late December. We are excited to meet new guests, learn new recipes and explore new ways educational technology is being used in classrooms.

Looking to our partners in Cincinnati’s West End, we’re excited to continue our work with Adopt a Class this month. About a dozen of our staff members are volunteering with kindergarten and first grade classrooms at Hays-Porter. They’re reading stories, doing activities, talking about the work we do at PMC and helping the children make connections between the things they are learning in elementary school and the careers of the future. Speaking of our work in education, I’d also encourage you to explore our Engineering your Future: Middle School Edition and Talking Jobs collections on YouTube.

In our next issue of this magazine, we’ll have information about our summer auction, a screening of Carnival of the Animals and release of complementary free educational resources, and more.

Spring is just around the corner and the work we do at CET and ThinkTV continues. All of this great work is possible because you choose to support your local public television stations.

Thank you.

Kitty


Kitty

President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV