Remembering Muhammad Ali

In Their Own Words

Monday, June 6, 4pm, ThinkTV16Again; Tuesday, June 7, 9pm, ThinkTV16 Again; June 9, 11am, ThinkTV16Again

Monday, June 6, 4pm, ThinkTV16Again; Tuesday, June 7, 9pm, ThinkTV16 Again; June 9, 11am, ThinkTV16Again

Muhammad Ali's path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson's disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.

Independent Lens “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

Tuesday, June 7, 10:30pm, ThinkTV16; Wednesday, June 9, 9pm, ThinkTV16Again

This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Also available online: 


The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali on Black Culture Connection

From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

Jim Q&A

I was highly anticipating your show on the USS Indianapolis. Unfortunately, it wasn't about the Indianapolis!! It was about space exploration. Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed. Is there any chance that this will be on your station?

Tim Macenko, Cincinnati

CET 48 did air USS INDIANAPOLIS LIVE- FROM THE DEEP, but  It was a last minute addition to the schedule by PBS, so did not appear in the Members Guide nor on some on-screen cable guides.

CET members can access it via Passport, so if you’re a member, or just want information on the service, call 844-285-9783.  

If you’re interested in membership in order to receive Passport, contact Dan Virzi at 513-345-6582.

In the meantime, USS INDIANAPOLIS  LIVE will air again 12/19 @ 10pm on ThinkTV 14.


I am a huge fan of Bob Ross (JOY OF PAINTING) and was wanting to know if there are any episodes that he did in which he showed how to create a scene in which it was raining. I noticed that at the end of the program it was copyrighted 2017 Bob Ross productions, but wasn't sure if I should contact them or go through CET and Thank you for your help.

Lisa Dugan, Dayton

I’d suggest accessing JOY OF PAINTING information via the web.  There is the Bob Ross website (, a Bob Ross YouTube channel, a Facebook page, and plenty more information.

His Wikki entry had an interesting statistic that he painted more than 30,000 paintings in his lifetime… But no paintings involving rain?  

I’m thinking this like my wife Pat and her baking. She can create all sorts of exceptional baked goods.  And I can say without fear of trepidation, and can get corroboration from station staffers,  that her carrot cake is unsurpassed. 

But by her admission, she can’t bake a cookie to save herself.

Maybe Bob just couldn’t paint rain.  Maybe rain for him was like oatmeal cookies for Pat:  just not in the cards for him.

Or maybe Bob Ross just didn’t care for the gloomy vibe it created.

Rain, I mean.  Not oatmeal cookies.