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.
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.
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.
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 tell personal stories of their time in Vietnam.
The popular singing quartet that originated at Western Kentucky University in the 1950s is profiled.
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.
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.