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American Masters Documentary Pulls Back the Curtain on the Life and Legacy of Joe Papp

American Masters Documentary Pulls Back the Curtain on the Life and Legacy of Joe Papp

As the founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking shows like Hair, A Chorus Line and for colored girls…, street-wise champion for the arts Joe Papp believed great art was for everyone, not just for the privileged few. American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this cultural change agent who worked for more than […]

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The Baker’s Corner: Stress Relief

The Baker’s Corner: Stress Relief

This segment of our blog, The Baker’s Corner, features insights from The Baking Journal’s host, Stephanie. To view all content from The Baking Journal, please visit www.thinktv.org/thebakingjournal/ or www.CETconnect.org/thebakingjournal and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UC-pjrZPeeRenFKAF3kBuZcQ! Hello, Baker’s Corner readers! Today’s blog post is all about the health benefits of baking. Yes, you read that correctly, health benefits!! Baking has been found to help […]

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American Experience’s New Film Examines the Race against Time to Stop The Black Death in America

American Experience’s New Film Examines the Race against Time to Stop The Black Death in America

Before the COVID-19 pandemic and The Spanish Flu, the bubonic plague hit San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1900s. This was the first time that the world’s most-feared disease – The Black Death – made it to North America. American Experience’s new film Plague at the Golden Gate tells the gripping story of the race against time to save both San Francisco and the nation from […]

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American Masters Takes a Look Into the Little-Known Life of Duke Kahanamoku

American Masters Takes a Look Into the Little-Known Life of Duke Kahanamoku

As a dark-skinned Pacific Islander, Five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku broke through racial barriers with athletic accomplishments before Joe Louis, Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson; yet relatively few outside of Hawaii know the details of his inspiring story and considerable impact. Narrated by Aquaman and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa, Waterman  – Duke Ambassador of Aloha, a new film from American Masters, reveals Kahanamoku’s […]

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10 Jewish Americans Who Changed History

10 Jewish Americans Who Changed History

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! This month we reflect on the contributions made by the Jewish people to our country. From providing the world with life-changing scientific solutions to composing some of the best-known songs in the country, Jewish Americans have left an indelible mark on our country’s history. Learn about a few Jewish Americans who helped shape our country and/or culture on this […]

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New Four-Part Spy Drama Premieres on MASTERPIECE in May

New Four-Part Spy Drama Premieres on MASTERPIECE in May

Read what critics had to say about the series below: “It’s a drama with resonance. It has the right story to tell—alas—in our current dark age.” – The Guardian “Ridley Road is an action thriller as well as a period piece, with chases, fights and romance to go with its political context.” – The Independent “What makes Ridley Road a joy to watch is not […]

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April Q&A with Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

April Q&A with Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener’s infamous Q&As, which used to be featured in our Membership Magazine, are now on our blog! Read the next round below: Do you know when they will start new Midsomer series?  -Bob B., Linwood April finds us on Season 18 and Season 19 starts on May 5. Both have aired here before. Season 20 will be brand new for Ohio […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with these Eight PBS Programs

Celebrate Earth Day with these Eight PBS Programs

With Earth Day right around the corner, there is a lot to learn about our changing planet and the conversation efforts happening worldwide. We’ll be airing several programs in honor of Earth Day, including the premiere of Changing Planet and Earth Emergency, within the next few weeks and we’ve pulled together a list of shows available to stream, some with Passport and some without. Check […]

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April 2022 Sleeper Picks

April 2022 Sleeper Picks

The month of April has a variety of great programming that you won’t want to miss! With big programs like Ken Burns’ Benjamin Franklin and the continuation of fan favorites like MASTERPIECE’s Sanditon, a lot of great shoes are flying under the radar. Here’s what Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener recommends this month: Downing of a Flag Friday, April 1, at 9pm & 10pm on ThinkTV16 […]

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Brand New Ken Burns’ Documentary Examines the Life and Legacy of Benjamin Franklin

Brand New Ken Burns’ Documentary Examines the Life and Legacy of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, a new two-part four-hour documentary directed and executive produced by Ken Burns, is coming to CET and ThinkTV16 this April! The film, written by Dayton Duncan (Country Music, The National Parks) and produced by David Schmidt (The Vietnam War) with Ken Burns, explores the life and work of one of the most consequential figures in American history — a prolific writer and publisher, […]

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