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Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business

Meet the Folks Who Make Bourbon

Meet the colorful characters who craft Kentucky’s signature spirit and explore the science and art behind the bourbon-making process.

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Kentucky Life

The Santa Train: An Applachian Tradition

Santa Claus is coming to town--aboard Appalachia’s famous Santa Train, which has delivered Christmas presents to children in Eastern Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee since the 1940s. The train delivers 15 tons ...

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A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects

A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects, hosted by Barry Bernson, brings history alive through an examination 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.

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Kentucky Afield

The Spirit of Giving

Tim Farmer finds the Christmas spirit across Kentucky. First, a man helps his dad rekindle his love for fishing and hunting after his stroke. Next, Kentucky author Ron Ellis enjoys time in Cogan's woods.

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Kentucky Life

Cave Guides; Handmade Furniture; Harper’s Country Hams

Meet Jerry Bransford, a fifth generation African-American guide at Mammoth Cave. Amy Hess visits Eugene McMahan & Sons Furniture in Taylor County; and Dave Shuffett goes to Clinton, Kentucky, for a hands-on look at the process of creating the award-winning Harper's Country Hams.

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Kentucky Collectibles

History in Needlepoint

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a needlepoint sampler, a 1940s Gibson ukulele, and an American long rifle. Plus, learn more about the Frazier History Museum in downtown Louisville.

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10 Buildings That Changed Louisville

Candyce Clifft hosts a look at ten important Louisville buildings, nominated by KET viewers. The results were selected by a professional panel, sponsored by KET and the American Institute of Architects, Kentucky chapter. Ten Buildings was inspired by a national series airing on PBS.

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Kentucky Life

On the Road to Redbird

Dave Shuffett takes a road trip to Red Bird with a convoy of Model T and Model A enthusiasts. We also pay a visit to Carrollton, explore Trigg Enterprise's vegetable, beef, and tilapia operation, and visit a Paducah greenhouse specializing in tillandsias, "air plants" grown without soil.

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Louisville’s Own Ali

Filmmaker Steve Crump takes a look at the life and times of boxer Muhammad Ali as seen from the perspective of his hometown. Interviewed are sportswriter Dave Kindred, radio journalist Bob Edwards, former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, and former state Sen. Georgia Davis Powers.

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The Everlasting Stream

Autumn rabbit hunts in rural Barren County offer valuable lessons on what constitutes a "well-lived life" for former Washington Post reporter Walt Harrington in this KET documentary based on Harrington's memoir. A brief epilogue to the 2006 film provides an update of what has happened to the family since the program originally aired.