Public television started out as a means to take advantage of the new “electronic blackboard” to educate viewers. Today, thanks to advances in technology, programming, distribution and production, public media has extended its reach, and its importance, as it continues to inform, as well as entertain and engage its audience.
After several months of editing, it is time for the Cincinnati editions of Antiques Roadshow on PBS to begin airing. Thousands of people waited hours to have their possessions appraised, and starting Monday evening, viewers can see some of the highlights of the show’s visit to the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tana Weingartner sits down with the show’s executive producer, Marsha Bemko, to get a few hints on what to look for as well as some items that just didn’t make the cut. Cincinnati will be featured in three episodes of Antiques Roadshow on April 1, April 8 and April 15.
WVXU has been a proud partner with CET on the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, working to address the impact and solutions to our local drop-out problem. The effort concludes with a special on Thursday, February 28 on CET that features some of the local programs and business leaders working on this issue. One of those leaders is Kathryn Merchant, president and CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and she’s with Mark Perzel to discuss the educational challenges we face and how the GCF is working collaboratively to address them.
As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate effort to find solutions to our nation’s high school dropout problem, Mark Perzel welcomes Stephanie Byrd, executive director of Cincinnati’s Success by 6 initiatives, striving to get toddlers and young children prepared for school through early education efforts.