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Laure Quinlivan's film on the innovative design of Cincinnati Police District 3 headquarters in Western Hills is getting national play on public TV stations in celebration of Earth Day.

Now called Blue Goes Green, the program will air statewide in Kentucky at 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, on KET. It was called Cincinnati LEEDs The Nation when it premiered in 2017 on WCET-TV.  

Jerry Springer's new fall court show will air on WSTR-TV (Channel 64), which broadcast his daytime talk show for years.

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Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will star in Ron Howard's movie version of Hillbilly Elegy¸ Variety reports.

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The one-hour film about E. Lucy Braun, an ecology pioneer and University of Cincinnati professor, will be distributed to over 100 public TV stations by the National Educational Television Association.

A Force For Nature: Lucy Braun, which premiered Oct. 7 on WCET-TV, was produced by Meg Hanrahan of Madeira and Voyageur Media Group, a nonprofit organization which creates media about science, history and culture.

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Former WKRC-TV news anchor Brad Johanson is gone from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., after one year.

"There was a personnel matter and we handled it immediately," said Joel Davis, WRAL-TV general manager, in an email to the News & Observer. "Brad Johansen is no longer with the station."

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On this date: Cincinnati's second television station, WKRC-TV, debuted as Channel 11 on April 4, 1949. It moved to Channel 12 on Oct. 20, 1952 as part of the nationwide TV frequency realignment.

The Taft family owned the station, and until 1960 it broadcast from the Tafts' Cincinnati Times-Star evening newspaper office at 800 Broadway downtown. That's where Rod Serling did his first TV drama, The Storm, and comedian Soupy Sales (known here as Soupy Hines) did his show in the early 1950s.

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After years pursuing the Deadliest Catch off the shores of Alaska, Emmy-winning producer Jeff Conroy has returned to the lower 48 states for a comprehensive look at The American Farm.

Conroy, a 1994 Miami University graduate, is an executive producer of the eight-hour documentary series premiering 10 p.m. Thursday, April 4, on the History Channel.

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WCET-TV's Action Auction, one of the city's largest fundraisers for 51 years, will be combined with Dayton's Great TV Auction later this month by Public Media Connect (PMC), the regional media partnership established 10 years ago by the Cincinnati and Dayton public TV stations.

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Fifty years ago today, WUBE made the risky decision to drop Top 40 rock 'n' roll hits and play what was called "country western music."

The gamble sure paid off, despite low ratings in the 1970s before the country music boom of the 1980s fueled by Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and other stars. For most of the past 25 years, the station has been in the top five here.

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Top of the ninth inning. Bases loaded. Reds up 5-3. Game on the line.

So why did WKRC-TV cut away from the Opening Day game to air CBS coverage of the NCAA tournament? Talk about March madness.

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The 2016 Rhoden family murders in Pike County, Ohio, gets national attention when Oxygen devotes two hours to The Piketon Family Murders at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31.

Seven members of the Rhoden family, plus Hannah Gilley, the fiancée of one of the victims, were murdered execution-style on April 21-22, 2016. 

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Play ball! Fox Sports Ohio's Opening Day plans again call for the 4:10 p.m. Thursday game to be simulcast on WKRC-TV (Channel 12).

WCPO-TV, WLWT-TV, WXIX-TV and WKRC-TV will provide extensive Opening Day coverage on their morning newscasts. All four stations, plus FSO and CitiCable, will air and stream the noon parade.

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Cincinnati Reds radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman is starting his 46th, and last, year with the club. His voice has been the sound of summer for Cincinnati baseball fans since 1974.

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This one belongs to WVXU! As part of our Opening Day preview on Cincinnati Edition, Marty Brennaman talks candidly about his decision to retire, his "very emotional" final season, his favorite Reds teams and the "chance meeting" which prompted Brennaman to apply for the Reds Radio job strictly out of courtesy for his boss in Norfolk, Va.

"I had no intention" of applying for the Reds opening when Al Michaels left after the 1973 season, Brennaman said during a far-ranging interview with Howard Wilkinson, Cincinnati Edition host Michael Monks and me to air at noon Monday on WVXU-FM (91.7), WMUB-FM (88.5) and wvxu.org. (After the show airs, I'll put a link to the 25-minute interview here.)

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Update noon Friday, March 22: Services for WGUC announcer Frank Johnson will be private. A private gathering in memory of Frank is being planned by his family and friends.

Award-winning photographer Gordon Baer -- whose work appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, People, National Geographic, The New York TimesLondon Daily Mail and other publications -- has died at age 78.

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Nick Lachey had this crazy idea – making a Fame-style national TV series starring the talented students at Cincinnati's School for Creative & Performing Arts.

It became a reality 10 years ago today, when MTV premiered Taking The Stage on March 19, 2009.

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The Williams Hall TV studio where former NBC executive Rick Ludwin got his start will be named in his honor in a ceremony Tuesday, March 19, on the Oxford campus.

It's a fitting tribute to Ludwin, a 1970 Miami graduate who has returned to the Williams Hall studio for 36 years at his own expense to talk to students about TV trends and answer their questions.

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Tickets go on sale Friday for actor Rob Lowe's one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live!, at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall Saturday June 1.

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Courtis Fuller hosts a town hall-style broadcast called Where We Stand 2019 with Cincinnati city leaders 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 (Channel 5).

The discussion, part of Hearst Television's corporate-wide Project CommUnity announced in December, will focus on four main topics -- crime and justice; employment; poverty and health; and education.

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