From Our President & CEO
October - November 2017
As I write in mid-September, autumn is in the air. Fall, of course, marks the start of a new programming season for CET and ThinkTV -- and the start of a new school year and our educational services.
It’s a busy time of year here. This fall, PMC is launching REACH (Reading Expands All Children’s Horizons) for the Library, a new literacy initiative in partnership with public libraries designed to improve reading achievement. In other educational news, this year’s American Graduate Day includes local features on southwest Ohio’s American Graduate Champions.
Local productions in October will feature the ThinkTV premiere of Classic Uggams: Live from the Victoria Theatre. Public Media Connect cameras recorded a performance of Broadway classics by the Tony and Emmy award-winner from the stage of the historic Victoria Theatre.
If you’ve been watching CET, then you already know that PMC has been chronicling the restoration of Cincinnati Music Hall for more than a year. On November 16 at 9:00 P.M., Cincinnati Music Hall: The Next Movement premieres on CET. More information about the documentary is available at www.CETconnect.org/MusicHall.
On November 4th and 5th, our Events department will welcome attendees to ThinkTV’s first Around the Kitchen, a two-day foodie extravaganza at the Dayton Convention Center. This new event is a promising addition to our calendar and of special interest to Public TV’s cooking and “how to” viewers. Hope to see you at the DCC.
Ok, now let’s talk programming. “Poldark” and “The Durrells in Corfu” return to Masterpiece along with the premiere of “The Collection.”
Finding Your Roots returns with more surprising discoveries and “Putin’s Revenge” – a two-parter from Frontline, investigates the Russian leader’s conflict with the U.S.
New installments from Nature and NOVA premiere this fall, and Great Performances raises the curtain on acclaimed musical productions.
There’s always much, much more – and your support makes it all possible.
Enjoy the fall and all its colors,
David M. Fogarty
President & CEO
CET & ThinkTV