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Louisville Life

Thomas Merton’s Centennial

The monk Thomas Merton was born 100 years ago. Explore his life with a look at a new play about him and a visit to Bellarmine University, the official repository of his archives. We also delve into the many recreation opportunities at Louisville's Olmsted Parks, and Candyce Clifft interviews Mark Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Forest.

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Louisville Life

Explore Science, Books, and More

This week we take in the sights and sounds of the Kentucky Science Center in downtown Louisville. We also visit the Louisville Free Public Library's Southwest Regional branch, remember Mayor Charles Farnsley, and learn more about Operation Parent. In the studio, Candyce Clifft interviews Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.


Poldark: Get the Tissues Ready

When Verity makes her move, Poldark is blamed and events spiral out of control. An epidemic leads to tragedy. A shipwreck is both a blessing and a curse.

Last Tango in Halifax

The Reluctant Bride

Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding. With Celia’s encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiveness.

Great Performances

Dudamel Conducts in John Williams Celebration

Enjoy the L.A. Philharmonic in a gala opening night concert paying tribute to prolific film composer John Williams. Gustavo Dudamel conducts; Natalie Portman hosts.

The Crimson Field: Wracked With Guilt

As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty’s wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn’t stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test.

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Kentucky Life

The Frontier Comes Into Focus

Meet award-winning artist Steve White of Mason County, whose paintings reflect America's first frontier from 1760-1812. Amy Hess visits downtown Paris. The Potter's Inn Bed and Breakfast offers art and hospitality in Wilmore. And a once-forgotten Civil War tragedy, the massacre of the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry in Simpsonville, is memorialized in Shelby County.

Bill's Eye Blog

The ‘Go Set A Watchman’ Buzz Continues

The Harper Lee novel "Go Set A Watchman" topped the fiction bestseller lists this week. The book and the public debate surrounding it have been a boon for independent booksellers like Wyn Morris of The Morris Book Shop in Lexington. He shares his thoughts about the book with KET's Bill Goodman.

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Great Conversations

E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015)

Novelist E.L. Doctorow, considered one of America's greatest writers, died July 21 at the age of 84. Back in 2001, he was interviewed by radio personality Christopher Lydon at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville.

Antiques Roadshow

Vintage Madison

Journey back 15 years and learn how fantastic finds have fared in today’s market. Highlights include an 1875 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, Winsor McCay comic art, and an Eanger Irving Couse oil. Uncover which item doubled in value to $80,000-$100,000.