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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.

Nova

Chasing Pluto

The New Horizon's spacecraft will fly by and take the first detailed images of Pluto. It is the culmination of the spacecraft's nine-year, three-billion-mile journey.

Blackout!

First responders, journalists, shop owners, those inside the pressure-packed control center of Con Edison on West End Avenue, and other New Yorkers tell what happened when the lights went out on July 13, 1977.

Bill's Eye Blog

The Buzz Over ‘Watchman’

Silas House, one of Kentucky’s best known living novelists, (who’s also a professor and radio host) was one of those who picked up his copy of “Go Set A Watchman” at midnight Monday evening...

Crimson Field

Who Has More Secrets, Kitty or Joan?

The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty. Meanwhile, the return of an old patient causes ripples, calling everyone’s loyalties into question.

First Peoples: Europe

When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough – intellectually and culturally - to interbreed. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe and the population increased, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought which overwhelmed the Neanderthals.

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A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects

History comes alive through an examination with host Barry Bernson of the artifacts around us. Included are modern Kentucky icons: Bill Monroe's mandolin, Harland Sanders' original pressure cooker, and an Adolph Rupp model basketball. The objects span the course of time from 1000 A.D. to 2013, from a stone axe to a space satellite.

First Peoples: Australia

When humans arrived in Australia, they were, for the first time, truly alone. How did they survive and populate a continent?

First Peoples: Asia

Discover the ancient humans living across Asia when Homo sapiens arrived, and learn how their genes helped us face down extinction.

American Experience

Mount Rushmore

An obsessed artist struggles against bankruptcy, public indifference, and a brutal terrain, to build the great American monument, Mount Rushmore. High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Together they constitute the world's largest piece of sculpture.