Producing more than 1,200 hours of original Kentucky programming each year, KET serves as Kentucky’s public square and celebrates Kentucky culture. KET produces more programming about Kentucky (excluding news and sports) than all of Kentucky’s commercial broadcasters combined.
KET produces more than 900 hours of gavel-to-gavel coverage of Kentucky General Assembly legislative sessions and committee meetings. KET’s Kentucky General Assembly in Regular Session airs nightly during legislative sessions and features highlights from committee meetings and House and Senate chambers. During the legislative interim, live coverage of interim committee meetings continues online and on the Kentucky Channel.
KET produces four weekly public affairs programs: Kentucky Tonight, Comment on Kentucky, One to One with Bill Goodman, and the minority affairs program Connections with Renee Shaw. KET also produces election forums and the only statewide election night coverage in Kentucky.
KET’s most popular Kentucky program is Kentucky Life, a weekly magazine program that travels the state to introduce viewers to the Commonwealth’s unique people and places.
Louisville Life is KET’s weekly magazine program for Kentucky’s largest city. KET is examining Louisville’s past and revealing a glimpse of its future.
KET’s recent long-form productions have journeyed to Where the River Bends: A History of Northern Kentucky, explored early childhood creativity with Art to Heart, pondered the meaning of a life well lived in The Everlasting Stream, and profiled Kentucky’s most famous native son and America’s 16th president in Lincoln: ‘I, too, am a Kentuckian.’
Jubilee is preserving Kentucky’s unique cultural heritage in an age when regional cultural distinctions are being swallowed up by national pop culture. The musical performance program, taped at summer music festivals, features bluegrass, blues, and Americana music and is nationally distributed to more than 130 public television stations. Guests have included Ralph Stanley, John Hartford, Rhonda Vincent, and Son Seals. KET’s arts programs have featured more than 1,000 Kentucky artists and arts groups over the last 12 years.