Web site: http://www.ket.org/basketball/
The ambitious goal is to travel back to the first games played in Louisville's YMCA gym in 1895 and move through more than a century of people and places to capture the essence of the game that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of nearly every Kentuckian. Bob Edwards of NPR's Morning Edition narrates. A KET production.
Spotlights the first games played in Louisville's YMCA gym in 1895, girls' basketball from 1900 to the 1930s, the 1928 Carr Creek-Ashland state championship game, Kavanaugh High in Lawrenceburg from the 1900s to the 1940s, the coming of coaches Ed Diddle to Western Kentucky University and Adolph Rupp to the University of Kentucky, and the Brewers' state championship in 1948. Interwoven with the historical segments is a behind-the-scenes look at Male High School's run through the 2001 Sweet 16. A KET production.
- KETKY Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 pm EST
- KETKY Tuesday, December 31 at 1:00 pm EST
Focuses on the University of Kentucky's Fabulous Five, the state champion Cuba Cubs of 1952, the point-shaving scandal at UK, the 1956 Carr Creek team, "King" Kelly Coleman, Coach Peck Hickman and the Louisville program during the 1940s and '50s, the integration of the college game at Berea, and game two of Male High School's run through the 2001 Sweet 16. A KET production.
- KETKY Tuesday, December 31 at 2:00 pm EST
Looks at the Boys' Sweet 16 in the 1960s and '70s; the basketball programs at Kentucky Wesleyan ('60s to the present), Kentucky State University (1970-72), and Western Kentucky University (late '60s and early '70s); high school stars Donna Murphy and Geri Grigsby; and game three of Male's 2001 state tournament run. A KET production.
- KETKY Tuesday, December 31 at 3:00 pm EST
Spotlights the Coach Denny Crum years at the University of Louisville; the UK national title run of 1978; the Lexington Dirt Bowl through the eyes of a 10-year-old; the arrival of Rick Pitino at UK and the 1992 UK-Duke game; UK's title games in 1996, '97, and '98; the role of the media in the popularity of the game; the "poetry" of the game itself; and game four of Male's run through the 2001 Sweet 16. A KET production.
- KETKY Tuesday, December 31 at 4:00 pm EST
Official web site: http://www.ket.org/basketball/
2-disc set featuring 90 minutes of video not seen in the broadcast version.
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