HISTORY

Industrial New York

Filthy Cities

Industrial New York

Historian Dan Snow travels back to a dirty, corrupt Manhattan in the throes of the industrial revolution. Deadly, disease carrying parasites thrived in overcrowded tenement buildings.

Revolutionary Paris

Filthy Cities

Revolutionary Paris

Dan Snow brings Revolutionary Paris' history vividly to life.

The White House: Inside Story

The White House: Inside Story

The White House is one of America’s most iconic buildings; it is a symbol of shared national history and is home to the most powerful person on Earth. Here the president charts the course for the country, and the First Family lives in the spotlight. It's home, office and a museum.

Medieval London

Filthy Cities

Medieval London

Historian Dan Snow gets down and dirty in medieval grime to discover how the London we know today was forged in the filth of the 14th century. State of the art CGI reveals London's streets as they were 700 years ago.

Chasing Greatness

The Greeks

Chasing Greatness

Discover how the ancient Greeks finally reached the peak of civilization—revolutionizing art, architecture, drama, philosophy and government—and left a legacy that still points the way forward.

Watch Video of Interview with Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

Great Conversations

Watch Video of Interview with Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel died July 2 at the age of 87. Back in the year 2000, he was interviewed on KET's Great Conversations as part of the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

The Good Strife

The Greeks

The Good Strife

Explore history as the ancient Greeks emerge from the first dark ages to compose timeless epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, conjure early theories of nature, and construct the world’s first democracy.

Cavemen to Kings

The Greeks

Cavemen to Kings

Uncover the origin story of Western civilization, as the early Greeks rise from nothing and change everything — laying the groundwork for a revolution in human thought.

SS Sultana: The Greatest Maritime Disaster in U.S. History

Kentucky Life

SS Sultana: The Greatest Maritime Disaster in U.S. History

The greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history occurred on April 27, 1865, when the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River and an estimated 1,800 passengers died, including 194 from Kentucky. Kentucky Life explores the history in this Emmy-nominated segment.

Take the River

Take the River

Take a nostalgic look at the events and people that have shaped the Ohio River Valley. Focusing on historic communities in southeastern Indiana, the documentary features pioneer life, wine tasting at the Swiss Colony at Vevay, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, steamboats, and the 1937 flood.