From Our President & CEO – March 2023
Welcome to March and the arrival of spring! A time of growth and new activity – it’s also a busy time for your public television stations.
ThinkTV and CET will launch our most important membership drive of the year this month. We’ll ask our members to renew their generous support and we hope new members will join you in supporting the most widely-used non-profit organization in our region. This is also the time of year we begin to make commitments to PBS and others to invest in the programming you enjoy each week and it’s your membership support that makes those commitments possible.
Speaking of programming, the characters of Nonnatus House return for Season 12 of Call the Midwife this month. Also, Sanditon returns for its third and final season and a new 8-part series, Marie Antoinette, follows the teenage Maria Antonia as she travels to Versailles to marry Louis-Auguste, soon to be Louis XVI, the king of France.
Great Performances “Remember This” stars David Straithairn as World War II Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski. American Experience “The Movement and the Madman” explores how two anti-war protests in the fall of 1969 – the largest the country had ever seen – caused President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the Vietnam war, including his threat to use nuclear weapons. And Frontline’s “Age of Easy Money” focuses on how the Federal Reserve is pulling back on its’ epic monetary experiment that started with the Great Recession.
Programming on Women’s History and Developmental Disability Awareness will also be featured on Sundays in March on CET and ThinkTV16.
Our work in the community also continues. ThinkTV and CET’s Educational Services staff are busy preparing for a Super Saturday session this month. Super Saturday is a training event we host for the project Ohio Ready to Learn. We invite teachers who work with infants to preschoolers to attend free training on three different topics related to Early Childhood Development. These state-approved training events are supported by the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services. Teachers who attend the training sessions not only obtain credit hours from the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association but they also get to learn about different PBS resources that they can use in the classroom. Our educational team also provides the teachers free books about the topics covered in the training sessions. If you’re a teacher, visit thinktv.org/education or cetconnect.org/education to see what resources are available for your classroom
From programming to educational training – it’s all available to the communities we serve because of your ongoing support!
Many thanks to you,
President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV