Local Programs

Our award-winning programs tell the stories of our community, our viewers and our history.

The Art Show

The Art Show

The Award-winning weekly series shines a spotlight on the vibrant art scene in southwest Ohio.

SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar

SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar

An arts and cultural series airing every Sunday on CET Arts. This series highlights the hottest theatrical shows; important artists, musicians and creative directors; and not-to-be missed exhibits at local museums and art galleries.

Wild Survival

Wild Survival

The conservationist mindset is strong in southwestern Ohio, whether we’re talking about animals or plants.

Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows

Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows

This series explores the work and life of Ohio traditional and folk musicians, folk artists and painters, and performance artists.

20 Seconds of Courage

20 Seconds of Courage

In 2016, Ohio farmer Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to heroin overdoses. His one surviving child, a twenty-year user, was in recovery. Faced with overwhelmed and underfunded rural support services, Roger and others in his town began reaching out to addicts and their families.

Memories of Vietnam

Stories of Service: Memories of Vietnam

Explore how people in Southwest Ohio were impacted by The Vietnam War.

Our Ohio

Our Ohio

Weekly series profiling the Buckeye State’s people, places and culture.

Between Two Worlds: The Next Generation

Between Two Worlds: The Next Generation

They made enormous sacrifices to flee Vietnam. The Dayton, Ohio area became their new home. So after generations of Vietnamese culture, their children would grow up as Americans. What would become of their language, their culture, their identity? Because as the children of immigrants embrace their new world, some things are gained, some are lost.

As Ohio Goes

As Ohio Goes

Since 1896, the Buckeye state has picked the commander-in-chief 28 out of 30 times – a frequency unmatched by any other state in the union. But what has made Ohio the bellwether state in so many presidential elections?

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Vietnamese immigrants in greater Dayton talk about where they were when Saigon fell, why they chose to escape South Vietnam and life in America.

The New Selling of America

The New Selling of America

In the 1960s, the United States dominated the world economy. Today our share of the pie has shrunk to less than 25 percent.

Erma Bombeck: A Legacy of Laughter

Erma Bombeck: A Legacy of Laughter

Erma Bombeck: A Legacy of Laughter, celebrates one of America’s best loved humorists.

Justice for All?

Justice for All?

Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, hosts a discussion about the effect of the War on Drugs and Zero Tolerance policies, focusing on policing, sentencing and prisoner reentry.

Jim Kahle: Turning Fire Into Ice

Jim Kahle: Turning Fire Into Ice

Master glassblower Jim Kahle uses flaming ovens and molten glass to create his distinctive works of art.

Goodbye, The Levee Has Broken

Goodbye, The Levee Has Broken

“Goodbye, the Levee Has Broken,” recounts the day-by-day events of the Great Flood of 1913, as experienced by its victims and survivors.

The Teaching Chef: Dayton Cooks with Chef Edward Stanziano

The Teaching Chef: Dayton Cooks with Chef Edward Stanziano

Executive Chef Edward Stanziano shares recipes and cooking techniques as he transforms simple ingredients into an elegant meal.

The Wright Brothers' Dayton

The Wright Brothers’ Dayton

Executive Chef Edward Stanziano shares recipes and cooking techniques as he transforms simple ingredients into an elegant meal.

When Dayton Went to War: Memories of the Homefront

When Dayton Went to War: Memories of the Homefront

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 changed life in Dayton and throughout the world forever.

Let's Go Down to Rike's

When Dayton Went to War: Memories of the Homefront

Old photographs, archival film footage, interviews with former employees and area residents who patronized the store, trace the history of the Rike-Kumler Department Store.

Our University on the Hill

Our University on the Hill

ThinkTV chronicles the history of the school that would one day become one of the nation’s top universities.

Westcott House

Westcott House

The Westcott House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only Prairie-style structure in Ohio. Neglected for years, the house, located in Springfield, Ohio, underwent a four year restoration project. Archival photos, film footage and an interview with the architect’s grandson – Eric Lloyd Wright – chronicle the restoration of this remarkable home.

Mrs. K: A Portrait of Virginia Kettering

Mrs. K: A Portrait of Virginia Kettering

A fond look at the life of Virginia Kettering, one of Dayton’s most beloved and influential citizens.

The Dragons: Dayton's Home Run

The Dragons: Dayton’s Home Run

The Dragons: Dayton’s Homerun is the story of how the Dragons came to Dayton and helped make the city a gathering place for everyone in the Miami Valley.

ThinkTV Archived Productions

Archived Productions

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