HISTORY

Eagle’s Nest

Nazi Mega Weapons

Eagle’s Nest

This is the story of Hitler’s mountain power house – home to a Nazi elite, it became a labyrinth of underground tunnels, bunkers and secret escape routes, crowned by the awe inspiring Eagle's Nest.

Command and Control

American Experience

Command and Control

Eyewitness accounts chronicle nine hours of feverish work in September 1980 that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima. The crisis unfolded at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas, when a worker accidentally dropped a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Remembering Audrey Grevious, 1930-2017

Remembering Audrey Grevious

Remembering Audrey Grevious, 1930-2017

Grevious served as president of the Lexington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the 1960s, working with other local civil rights leaders for peaceful integration of businesses.

Egypt’s Treasure Guardians

Egypt’s Treasure Guardians

Egypt is home to many of the most famous archaeological treasures on Earth. But over the last five years, Egypt has suffered a tumultuous revolution and tourist numbers have plummeted. Follow a select group of individuals determined to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit again.

Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story

Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story

In the 1930s, Lexington golfer Marion Miley was an international celebrity, but it all came to a tragic end in September 1941 when burglars killed Miley in a robbery at the Lexington Country Club. This documentary traces her childhood as a golf prodigy, her move to Lexington, success in golf, and her shocking death at the age of 27.

Remembering John Glenn

John Glenn, 1921-2016

Remembering John Glenn

Two years after he went into space for the last time in 1998 at the age of 77, John Glenn appeared on KET's Great Conversations to speak with Lou Dobbs of Space.com about his life. The former senator had just written his autobiography, "John Glenn: A Memoir." Glenn died Dec. 8 in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 95.

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky veterans tell personal stories of their time in Vietnam.

The Hilltoppers: Bowling Green’s Pop Music Sensations

The Hilltoppers: Bowling Green’s Pop Music Sensations

The popular singing quartet that originated at Western Kentucky University in the 1950s is profiled.

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Part 1

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Part 1

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of the last five decades of African-American history since the major civil rights victories.

Kentucky Stories for Veterans Day

Kentucky Life

Kentucky Stories for Veterans Day

This Veterans Day program looks at one of the nation's largest flag retirement ceremonies, held by the Jeffersontown American Legion. We learn more about the life of Willa Brown Chappell, a Glasgow native who broke barriers as an African-American female pilot. We meet Pete Harry of Christian County, a Vietnam veteran who makes saddles by hand. And Doug Flynn visits Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to discover why it is one of the top destinations for veterans.