From Our President & CEO

David FogartyJanuary/February 2020

January 2020! May your New Year arrive with promise and opportunity. We promise that there’ll be much to watch and enjoy on your public television stations, CET and ThinkTV.

A sincere thank you to all our renewing Members and a special welcome to our new Members who generously pledged their support during our Winter Membership Campaign. Your investment really does make our stations’ programming and educational services available to everyone in our region.

One additional thanks goes out to all who helped us welcome America’s Test Kitchen to Dayton and Cincinnati in November. Our fund-raising events North and South were a great success. (And you really impressed Bridget and Julia with your enthusiasm and informed questions!)

Speaking of events, work has begun on the regional 2020 CET-ThinkTVAction Auction; more information about this year’s event can be found here.

And now, let’s talk about the programming coming in the weeks ahead. Dave Chappelle: The Mark Twain Prize presents its 22nd annual award to the renowned Yellow Springs native at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. And Masterpiece premieres two new series in January; Howard’s End, based on E.M. Forster’s masterpiece, and Sanditon, Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel brought to life by screenwriter Andrew Davies.

American Experience explores the rise and fall of Senator Eugene McCarthy, and American Masters profiles musician Miles Davis in “Birth of Cool.” On Nature, you can meet the “Whale Detective,” swim with “Hippos: Africa’s River Giants,” discover the “Wild Ways of the Vikings,” experience “Wild Florida,” and encounter “The Mighty Weasel.”

Expedition with Steve Backshall journeys to uncharted territories. New entries from NOVA include a look at “Polar Extremes,” our relationship with “Dogs,” and “Cats,” and the power of “Sleep.” Frontline chronicles “Decades of Division,” in a two-part, four-hour presentation that examines the political environment in America, and Secrets of the Dead presents a wartime moral dilemma in “Bombing Auschwitz.”

Your support does makes everything that we do possible! Thank you.

All the best in the New Year,

David Fogarty

David M. Fogarty
President & CEO
CET & ThinkTV