HISTORY

Historian Previews New Lincoln Documentary

Bill's Eye Blog

Historian Previews New Lincoln Documentary

Lexington historian Kent Masterson Brown discusses his new documentary that explores the story of Abraham Lincoln's family in Kentucky and the twist of fate that forced them to leave the commonwealth.

War Stories

Finding Your Roots

War Stories

Patricia Arquette, Senator John McCain, and Julianne Moore explore their genealogical heritage with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Remembering Sen. Georgia Davis Powers

Connections with Renee Shaw

Remembering Sen. Georgia Davis Powers

Renee looks back on the life and career of state Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, who died last week at age 92. Powers spoke often with KET about her experiences as the first woman and African-American to be elected to the state Senate and about her involvement in the civil rights movement.

Visionaries

Finding Your Roots

Visionaries

Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.

Murder of a President

American Experience

Murder of a President

James Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Follow Garfield's unprecedented rise to power, his shooting only four months into his presidency, and its bizarre and heartbreaking aftermath.

Civil Rights Activist Georgia Davis Powers Dies at 92

Civil Rights Activist Georgia Davis Powers Dies at 92

Civil rights activist Georgia Davis Powers, the first woman and the first African American elected to the Kentucky State Senate, died in Louisville on Jan. 30.  She was 92. Powers was ...

The Mine Wars

American Experience

The Mine Wars

Explore the bitter battle for dignity waged by coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century. The struggle over coal led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone.

Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Finding Your Roots

Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men–Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader—as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.

Game Changer: The Lexington Center Story

Game Changer: The Lexington Center Story

On the 40th anniversary of the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena, this documentary captures the recollections and memories of individuals who were instrumental in their creation and early development.

Bonnie and Clyde

American Experience

Bonnie and Clyde

Though their exploits were romanticized, the Barrow gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as numerous robberies and kidnappings. Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in U.S. history -- Bonnie and Clyde.