Featured Programs

NOVA: Chinese Chariot Revealed

NOVA: Chinese Chariot Revealed

Wednesday, May 17, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 & Tuesday, May 23, at 9pm ThinkTV14

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National Memorial Day Concert

National Memorial Day Concert

Sunday, May 28, at 8pm on ThinkTV16

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Victorian Slum House

Victorian Slum House

Tuesdays, May 2 through May 30, at 8pm on ThinkTV16

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American Epic

American Epic

Tuesdays, May 16 through May 30, at 9pm on ThinkTV16

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JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala

JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala

June 3 at 6:30pm, June 5 at 8pm on ThinkTV16 & June 4 at 8pm on ThinkTV14

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Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution

Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution

June 3 at 8pm, June 7 at 8pm on ThinkTV16 & June 4 at 9:30pm, June 7 at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14

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Joe Bonamassa: Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

Joe Bonamassa: Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic E...

June 3 at 9:30pm, June 7 at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16 & June 8 at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14

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A Conversation with Bill Moyers

A Conversation with Bill Moyers

June 4 at 5pm, June 9 at 8:30pm on ThinkTV16

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Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller – American Sampler

Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller – American Sampler

June 4 at 6:30pm, June 8 at 8pm on ThinkTV16 & June 3 at 6pm on ThinkTV14

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From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

O'Donnell

I like Daniel O’Donnell shows.  Where are they?
Linda P., Kettering

The Irish crooner whose style could be described as “Easy Listening” to the 10th power has a new special.  DANIEL O’DONNELL:  BACK HOME AGAIN airs 3/5 @ 6:30pm on ThinkTV 14, and 3/7 @ 8pm on ThinkTV 16.
-J.W.

You're having a show on THE ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE tonight (1/17/16). Don't you feel it's inappropriate to show it - right before Trump's inauguration?  You have certainly lost our respect - there will be no more money donated to your station.
Deanne F., Dayton

The Lincoln documentary was on the national PBS schedule and preceded the first of a two-part FRONTLINE on "The Divided States of America."   To me, the connection between the two programs was that today's political polarization has been described as extreme as it has been dating back to the Civil War.

Now FRONTLINE’s "Divided States" WAS intentionally scheduled to air days before the Inauguration because it chronicled the increasing polarization through the Obama Administration and heading into the Trump Administration.

Keep in mind that the Lincoln documentary originally aired in February of 2009.  It has aired a few times over the years with no one voicing complaints about it being inappropriate.   It will also air again on Lincoln’s Birthday (2/12) on ThinkTV 14.

With all this said, let me serve some notice.  There’s one movie we’ve aired several times dating back to 2004.  Two years ago, it was again made available to us to air in February 2016  and again this March. 

So it’s purely a coincidence that MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is slated to air 3/25 at 8pm on ThinkTV 16.1.
-J.W.   

No more DOC MARTIN reruns.  We need new episodes please!
Mrs. William S., Dayton

Here’s the deal with DOC MARTIN. 

The 8th season won’t arrive until January of 2018.  Even then, their idea of a “season” usually consists of only 8 episodes (you’d think they were assembling Porsches by hand rather than using an assembly line).  And they recently announced that the 9th season will be their last, and that won’t arrive to the states until January 2020!

So the question for DOC MARTIN fans is whether we continue keeping a weekly presence with repeats (the renewals do cost us), or simply discontinue the repeats and wait to air the new seasons?  Let me know at jwiener@thinktv.org.
-J.W.