From Our President & CEO – May 2022

Public Media Connect's President/CEO

Dear Member,

Welcome to May! While the school year may be coming to a close, CET and ThinkTV are working on Ohio Learns 360, an exciting new state-wide initiative to address the education impacts of COVID-19 by supporting student learning during out-of-school time. Working with after school programs, summer programs, parents and caregivers, Ohio PBS stations will offer a robust supplemental educational service to Ohio children in grades K-5.

Meanwhile our production and education departments continue to create and expand local projects and productions – local organizations are hosting screening events of our latest documentary, Redlining: Mapping Inequality in Dayton & Springfield, and we’ve created screening toolkits and discussion guides, which are available on our websites. Redlining is also available to stream on-demand.

New episodes of SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar and The Art Show premiere on-air and online this month and new episodes of our web series, The Baking Journal, just dropped on YouTube and the PBS Video App. For the Love of EdTech, our podcast that explores using educational technology in the classroom, is coming to the end of its first season, but will be back in the fall in time for the start of a new school year.

Our development team has been busy preparing for the CET/ThinkTV Summer Action Auction. The online-only auction takes place May 9 through May 16 and includes items and experiences associated with outdoor, summer and early fall activities, so be sure to visit www.cetconnect.org and www.thinktv.org and bid high and often. If you create your account now, you can put watches on the items that spark your interest.

National PBS programming is well represented this month too. We have Ridley Road a new four-part special coming to Masterpiece, as well as Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha, a new American Masters about Duke Kahanamoku. We’re also airing The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Salutes Lionel Richie this month.

PBS celebrates Memorial Day and honors our veterans, service men and women and military families with the National Memorial Day Concert, live from Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 29. Additional programming centered on veterans includes My Grandparents’ War, American Veteran and Unsettled History. You can find airdates for those shows on pages four, five and six.

From our educational service projects, to our local programming and events, to PBS national programming – all of it is made possible because of you. Thank you for supporting your local public television stations.

All the best,



President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV