From Our President & CEO

Kitty LensmanApril/May 2021

Dear Member,

As I sit and write this letter, the sun is shining and there is a hint of spring in the air. It’s almost been a year since our lives were challenged by the pandemic, but I have a sense of hope. At CET, ThinkTV and SOITA, we’ve persevered and we’ve learned lessons that I know we will build on for our future.

More than ever, we will remain committed to our work in education. Our priorities and strategies will focus on what we can do better to serve our young learners and families for the long term. We will leverage our trusted programming, robust educational tools and our use of technology to remain a vital resource to parents, students and teachers. We will also continue to look to our colleagues across Ohio to collaborate, create and assess statewide services that will supplement education beyond the pandemic and provide services to those at greatest risk.

We also will continue our commitment to local programming. On April 11th, we will air our local production Yom HaShoah: Remembering for Tomorrow – Carrying Our Stories Forward, created in partnership with The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, which showcases the stories of survivors and shines a light on the value of promoting human rights. Additionally, we will be airing three new shows from local producers – Long Story Short, The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science and Science Around Cincy. You can find more information about those shows later in this magazine. We also continue our work on The Dayton Arcade (Part Two), Let Ohio Women Vote, The Art Show and SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar.

Of course, all of this is possible because of your support. We just concluded our March membership campaign in Cincinnati and Dayton and it ended strong thanks to your support and we have our Summer Action Auction coming on April 9. We also have a wonderful community of donors – individuals and corporations – who continue to support the work we do.

There’s a lot to look forward to this spring and many ways to connect and enjoy your Public Television stations!

I am proud to be a part of an organization that continues to look for ways to connect – to our families, our students, our teachers and to you. For more than 50 years, Public Television has been committed to curious learners of all
ages and CET and ThinkTV will continue to look for new ways to serve you even better in the future.

Many thanks to you.

Kitty Lensman

Kitty Lensman

President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV