Featured Programs

National Memorial Day Concert

National Memorial Day Concert

Sunday, May 26 at 8pm with an encore at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16

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Story Songs

Story Songs

June 1 at 9pm & June 6 at 8pm on ThinkTV16

Prince: Rave UN2 the Year 2000

Prince: Rave UN2 the Year 2000

June 1 at 10:30pm & June 6 at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16; June 1 at 10:30pm, June 2 at 10pm, June 5 at 9:30pm & June 7 at 10pm on ThinkTV14

Les Mis 25th Anniversary

Les Mis 25th Anniversary

June 2 at 7pm on ThinkTV16

Downton Abbey Returns!

Downton Abbey Returns!

June 7 at 9pm on ThinkTV16

From PBS and Our Partners:

Black Culture Connection

Black Culture Connection

PBS is proud to celebrate Black History all year round!

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PBS Food

PBS Food

Uniting cooking shows, blogs and recipes from PBS and local stations across the country.

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Stories of Service

Stories of Service

Inspiring stories of US Military Veterans, their families and communities.

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Next Avenue

Next Avenue

Public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population.

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From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

Jim Q&A

I have felt since the beginning, Poldark was not an enjoyable program because it is difficult to understand, being presented in an older English accent. We seniors are your best supporters and viewers, so please listen to us for our preferences.

-Mary C., Dayton

If a shirtless Aiden Turner talked, would fans even care?  I’ll forward your comments to the folks at Masterpiece Theatre.  Yours is the first complaint I’ve received on the difficulty with an older English accent.  So other fans—seniors and others alike—haven’t viewed it as a problem, at least to the extent of contacting me.

Season 3 premieres on 9/30 so you may want to employ the closed captioning feature on your set. 

-J.W.

 

I'd like to know if I can get PBS Dayton channels on any streaming service (I want to cut the Spectrum cord). I would be watching on a smart TV. And if so, do the programs show at the same time they would be shown on Spectrum Cable?

-Janet P., Oakwood

The answer is not yet, but we hope to be there within the next year or so.

The question for now is whether we could supply our very own ThinkTV 16.1 – or even several of our digital channels – or simply retransmit the PBS satellite feed.  The downside of the latter is that it wouldn’t include our local specials like 20 Seconds of Courage or Cincinnati Music Hall: The Next Movement, or our syndicated series like Father Brown, Doc Martin or Midsomer Murders.

Of course one option is to simply use your smart TV the way it’s been used by folks since the 1940’s: watch over the air. A small indoor antenna would work for you, and you could receiver all five of our digital channels for free. 

In the meantime, most of our shows are available online through the PBS app and members have extended access to our online programming through our Passport membership benefit.  If you’re not a member and interested in becoming one, contact Kristine in Membership at 937-220-1600.

-J.W.