Local Productions

Showcase with Barbara Kellar
Every Sunday on CET Arts
Barbara Kellar hosts SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, a new arts and cultural series airing on CET Arts. The monthly series, produced by CET, highlights the hottest theatrical shows; important artists, musicians and creative directors; and not-to-be missed exhibits at local museums and art galleries.


Focus Focus
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FOCUS is CET's public affairs program. Kathy Lehr serves as the primary host for the panel discussions, which cover a broad range of topics that matter to the citizens of Greater Cincinnati. 


Our OhioOur Ohio
Weekly series profiling the Buckeye State’s people, places and culture.



Ault ParkAult Park: Emerald in the Crown
A followup to CET’s Emmy Award-winning documentary, Cincinnati Parks: Emeralds in the Crown, this documentary takes a closer look at the history of Ault Park. The park was donated to Cincinnati by Levi Addison Ault, who also led the first Board of Park Commissioners and developed a plan for a city-wide park system. Like Eden Park, grand architecture, breathtaking landscape and community events draw Cincinnatians to visit. The history and architecture of the park’s iconic pavilion is explored, as well as monuments and other pieces of public art.


Eden ParkEden Park: Cincinnati’s Garden of Eden
In Eden Park: Cincinnati’s Garden of Eden, viewers are given a look back at the rich history of Eden Park, dating back to the 1850’s when the park was designated for the city’s water supply. The program explores how Eden Park has transformed over the years, offering an intimate look at the architecture, landscape and public art that makes the park special. This program is a follow-up to the 2009 documentary, Cincinnati Parks: Emeralds in the Crown.


Erich KunzelErich Kunzel: A Cincinnati Legacy
An intimate look at the life and career of former Cincinnati Pops Maestro Erich Kunzel, who passed away in September 2009. The program features excerpts of Kunzel’s work on PBS specials like A Capitol Fourth, as well as the local concerts that made him a Cincinnati icon. Friends and close artistic collaborators reflect on Kunzel’s 44-year career with the Pops.


Cincinnati High Notes: Voices Raised in Song
Cincinnati High Notes: Voices Raised in Song  showcases the talents of students from the Cincinnati Children’s Bel Canto Choir, West Clermont By Request, Kings High School Chamber Choir and the May Festival Youth Chorus. The program also examines the benefits of singing in a choir, including how participation produces highly successful students with valuable life skills.


Nick Clooney 1995 host of AMC Clooney on Clooney
Nick Clooney talks with The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Kiesewetter about everything -- from his beginning in radio in his hometown of Maysville, Kentucky, his family, his news career, and his 2004 congressional campaign. 


Cincinnati High NotesCincinnati High Notes: A Holiday Celebration 
Four Greater Cincinnati-area high school choirs (Finneytown, Winton Woods, LaSalle, and McAuley) and the May Festival Youth Chorus perform traditional and contemporary holiday selections. Music includes “O Holy Night,” “The First Noel,” and “Cradle Carol” by Ralph Vaughn Williams.


Cincinnati Parks: Emeralds in the CrownCincinnati Parks: Emeralds in the Crown
The Cincinnati Park System has a rich history, vibrant current activity and exciting plans for the future. Emeralds in the Crown weaves the threads of past, present and future together to paint an engaging portrait that entertains, informs and inspires. 


Quiet Courage, Persistent VisionQuiet Courage, Persistent Vision
QUIET COURAGE, PERSISTENT VISION is a 90-minute documentary that celebrates the Sesquicentennial of the Sisters of Mercy and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and honors their indelible contributions in education, healthcare and social service to people in Greater Cincinnati. The program debuted on CET on October 23, 2008.


Sacred Spaces Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati
Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati reveals the magnificent architecture and art preserved in our churches, temples and mosques. Videotaped for this first time in High Definition video, this one-hour documentary takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through some of the area¹s greatest architectural treasurers. 


Lilias!Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age
Lilias offers inspiration and fresh approaches to the practice of yoga for beginners, long time students and teachers alike. For those new to yoga to those who want to explore a path of deepened practice, this program is a reference manual for the journey that fosters getting better with age and opening to a deeper, more vibrant life.


Cincinnati's historic Music Hall Music Hall: Cincinnati Finds Its Voice
This Emmy Award-winning documentary is the story of Cincinnati's historic Music Hall, the people and events that shaped the hall's conception, design and construction as well as the stories of the individuals who were instrumental in creating and keeping this exceptional structure alive throughout the years. Woven throughout the program are anecdotes, interesting stories and unusual tidbits that are both fact and folklore, along with memories of people from around Greater Cincinnati area.


Joe Nuxhall Joe Nuxhall, My Life: Baseball and Beyond
In this four-part series of interviews with the longtime voice of the Cincinnati Reds, and local native, Joe Nuxhall, Joe recalls and shares great stories from his past with WCPO Sports Anchor Dennis Janson.
Watch an episode of this series on CETconnect!


In the Tank In the Tank Cincinnati
In the Tank Cincinnati reported on sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, sometimes bizarre happenings in the Greater Cincinnati area.


Burbank on BurbankBurbank on Burbank
Former 700WLW on-air personality Gary Burbank sat down with John Kiesewetter, TV/Media writer for The Cincinnati Enquirer, to discuss the span of Burbank's career in this four-part series.


Common Ground Common Ground
Getting people to talk about race isn't easy. True dialogue among a diverse group of people is a critical component in resolving the racial tension that continues to simmer in our community. CET's Common Ground Initiative began in the spring of 2001, following the racial tension and civil disturbances that divided our community. The project grew from the station's desire to provide whatever assistance it could to meet the needs facing the community and facilitate the healing process. During that period, Common Ground was funded by generous grants from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support for the project was provided by Cincinnati Bell, the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation and from the members of CET.


Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Cincinnati Pops: Take Me To the River
The most recent of the Cincinnati Pops' PBS specials featured this world-class orchestra with blues singer/pianist Marcia Ball, acclaimed American opera baritone Gregg Baker, the New Orleans' iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and students from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music musical theater department -- all under the direction of Maestro Erich Kunzel -- in a salute to the nation's rivers.

Other PBS special with the Cincinnati Pops include Patriotic Broadway, as Denyce Graves, John Schneider and Tom Wopat headline a stellar cast.


Paavo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Praised throughout the world as a gifted, innovative conductor and extraordinary musician, Paavo Järvi deftly leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in his inaugural concert as Music Director.


From The TopFrom the Top Cincinnati
Young musicians—all under the age of 18—perform classical works in the Cincinnati taping of the popular public radio program "From the Top."



Cincinnati Reflections Cincinnati Reflections
Native Cincinnatian Nick Clooney takes you back to those nostalgic days for all of those classic memories of Crosley Field, Coney Island and more.



Zinzinnati ReflectionsZinzinnati Reflections
From cuisine to architecture, Nick Clooney traces the history and legacy of German immigrants in Cincinnati.



Cincinnati Reflections: The War Years - Life at Home Cincinnati Reflections: The War Years - Life at Home
Host Nick Clooney guides viewers through reminiscences of neighbors and friends who recall those tumultuous years in the Queen City; watching from home as many of its sons and daughters went off to the distant theaters of war.



Powel Crosley Jr. Powel Crosley Jr. and the 20th Century
Powel Crosley Jr. and the 20th Century explores the legacy of this Cincinnati entrepreneur, businessman, inventor and broadcasting pioneer, through interviews with his family, friends, and business associates.