Video Spotlight:
KET History

In September 2008, we marked the 40th anniversary of KET’s first broadcast day. These videos collected from throughout those four decades explore the vision behind the creation of the network—the vision that still guides KET today—and trace the evolution of the programs and services we have developed to meet the needs of Kentuckians.

KET Dedication

This 1968 ceremony dedicating the KET network center in Lexington wasn’t flashy, but Gov. Louie Nunn’s remarks about the need for educational broadcasting still ring true.

Distinguished Kentuckian: O. Leonard Press

A profile of KET’s founding executive director, a Massachusetts transplant who dedicated years to making educational broadcasting a reality in Kentucky, produced in honor of his retirement in 1992.

KET at 25

Here’s how we saw ourselves in the middle of our third decade, with second Executive Director Ginni Fox newly at the helm and new technology and facilities opening up bold new possibilities.

One to One with Bill Goodman: O. Leonard Press

KET’s founder visits our studio for a 40th-anniversary conversation about the dream of educational television and the hard work and many friends it took to make it a reality.

KET: 40 Years of Exploration

40 years in 30 minutes: some highlights from KET’s past and some thoughts from current Executive Director Malcolm Wall about what the transition to digital (and HD) production means for our future.

Guest Speaker: Judy Woodruff

At a dinner celebrating KET’s 40th anniversary, the NewsHour political editor talks about the historic 2008 presidential election, coverage by the commercial media, and how public broadcasting stands apart.