A series of KET productions profiling Kentuckians whose leadership in government, education, the arts, journalism, or other fields of public service has had a lasting positive impact on the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Carl Perkins #125
An interview with U.S. Rep. Carl D. Perkins, a Democrat who served Eastern Kentucky as a member of the House of Representatives for more than three decades. A 1977 KET production.
- KETKY Friday, July 25 at 5:00 am EDT
Lillie Chaffin #126
An interview with Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Lillie Chaffin. In 1974, she was designated by the state legislature as an associate poet laureate of Kentucky. A 1979 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, July 28 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, July 30 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 1 at 5:00 am EDT
A.D. Albright #127
A.D. Albright was president of Northern Kentucky University during perhaps the most critical period in its early history. He guided the school to maturity, doubling enrollment to more than 10,000 and overseeing $40 million in construction projects that gave an identity to the sprawling Highland Heights campus. A 1991 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, July 28 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, July 30 at 4:30 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 1 at 5:30 am EDT
Adron Doran #128
An interview with Adron Doran, former president of Morehead State University and Kentucky House speaker. Between March 1954 and January 1977, Doran grew Morehead's enrollment from 700 to 7,500 and brought integration to the campus. A 1991 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, August 4 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, August 6 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 8 at 5:00 am EDT
Francis and Louise Hutchins #102
Berea College's fifth president, Francis Hutchins, and his wife, Louise, were both advocates for international education. Berea's Center for International Education is named for them. A 1976 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, August 11 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, August 13 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 15 at 5:00 am EDT
O.L. Press #103
A profile of KET's founding executive director, O. Leonard Press. His reminiscences about the early days of public broadcasting in Kentucky provide a fascinating glimpse of people, places, and events spanning a 40-year period from 1952 to 1992. A 1992 production of Video Editing Services, Lexington.
- KETKY Monday, August 18 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, August 20 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 22 at 5:00 am EDT
Everett Moore #104
A profile of Everett Moore, one-time president and chairman of the board of Fruit of the Loom. Born in Franklin County, Moore joined the Union Underwear Company in the early 1930s and worked his way up to vice president in 1940. Union Underwear became Fruit of the Loom in 1959. Moore died in April 1993 at the age of 85. A 1984 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, August 25 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, August 27 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 29 at 5:00 am EDT
Morton Holbrook #106
Morton Holbrook, who began his practice in the Owensboro firm of U.S. Rep. Glover H. Cary and Judge Wilbur K. Miller, became one of Western Kentucky's foremost lawyers. He also worked tirelessly to improve higher education throughout the state. Veteran journalist Al Smith hosts. A 1989 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, September 1 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 3 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, September 5 at 5:00 am EDT
William H. Neal #107
A profile of William H. Neal, a civic leader from Owensboro. Neal talks about his first job as a newspaper carrier at the age of 9, his aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player, and his 36-year career with Western Kentucky Gas Company. A 1985 KET production.
- KETKY Monday, September 8 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 10 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 10 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, September 12 at 5:00 am EDT
Robert Martin #108
As the sixth president of Eastern Kentucky University, Robert Martin guided the school through a period of great growth between July 1960 and September 1976. Following his retirement from EKU, he was elected to the Kentucky Senate. A 1978 KET production.
- KETKY Wednesday, September 17 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 17 at 1:59 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, September 19 at 5:00 am EDT
Earl D. Wallace #109
In 1961, well-known Kentucky businessman and civic leader Earl D. Wallace spearheaded the effort to restore the Shaker village in Mercer County. He remained chairman of the board of the new nonprofit education corporation Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill until his death in 1990. This interview and tribute was taped in October 1982. A KET production.
- KETKY Wednesday, September 24 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, September 26 at 5:00 am EDT
Margaret Willis #110
Margaret Willis served as state librarian from 1954 to 1972, under six different governors. A 1977 KET production.
- KETKY Wednesday, October 1 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, October 1 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, October 3 at 5:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm