From Our President & CEO

Kitty LensmanJune/July 2021

Dear Member,

Summer may be upon us, but as I write this letter in late April, there is snow on the ground! Despite the winter scene outside, your public television stations are prepared for a busy summer.

ThinkTV and CET are working to help combat the Summer Slide, the decline in academic skills and reading ability that can occur over the summer when kids are not in school. To help, ThinkTV and CET are offering a series of four virtual summer camps – Be My Neighbor Day, Imagine Your Story, Explore the Outdoors and Camp TV – over the air, on social media and on our stations’ websites.

We are also continuing to update our Read-Along collection, which features dozen of storybooks read aloud by local and national celebrities. The Read-Along collection encourages a love of reading at home, helps young learners to explore books on their own, and offers parents and caregivers tips to make reading time fun for the whole family.

Let’s Learn, an educational public television series for children ages 3-8 featuring lessons by educators, STEM specialists, teaching artists and others, will continue to air throughout the summer. I encourage our parents of young children to check out our websites www.thinktv.org and www.CETconnect.org to view all of our educational resources. One of the positives we’ve learned throughout the pandemic is that some kind of remote learning will continue and we are positioned to help our young learners.

Our busy summer continues with our June pledge drive and some wonderful programming for you to enjoy, including Monty Python: Best Bits Celebrated, Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli – Believe and Mick Fleetwood and Friends. Also on the programming schedule you’ll find Mysteries of Mental Illness, Nature: The Bat Man of Mexico, Us on Masterpiece and Icon: Music Through the Lens.

We also are continuing our commitment to local programming with Let Ohio Women Vote, The Dayton Arcade: Waking the Giant (Part 2) and new episodes of SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar and The Art Show.

Our educational endeavors, our programming, and our community events are all possible because of your support. Our thanks to you for supporting your public television stations.

Have a wonderful summer.

Kitty Lensman

Kitty Lensman

President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV