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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

Public TV Educational Programs Set For April 6-10

Courtesy WCET-TV

Again Cincinnati's WCET-TV and Dayton's WPTD-TV and other Ohio public TV stations are dropping regular daytime programming to offer a learn-at-home lineup for children while schools are closed during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The revised schedule offers programs for preschoolers through third grade 7-9 a.m.; shows for fourth through eighth grade 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and high school students 2-6 p.m. on Channels 48.1 and 16.1.

New this week: History Detectives (9 a.m.), Native America (10 a.m.) and Food—Delicious Science (11 a.m).

Viewers also will see more episodes of Great American Read; The Amazing Human Body; Africa's Great Civilizations; Shakespeare Uncovered; Ancient Sky; American Experience: Influenza 1918; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; American Experience: Chasing The Moon and  American Experience: Polio.

Here is the grid for April 6-10 provided by Channel 48. 

Credit Courtesy WCET-TV

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.