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Web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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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.

TV Schedule

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Adron Doran #128 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, July 1 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, July 1 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 3 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Francis and Louise Hutchins #102 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, July 8 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 10 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! O.L. Press #103 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, July 15 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 17 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Everett Moore #104 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 24 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Smith D. Broadbent Jr. #101 [TV-G]
At various times, agriculturist, businessman, and civic leader Smith Broadbent Jr. served as president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, the Kentucky Seed Association, the Kentucky State Fair Board, and the Thomas Poe Cooper Foundation. A 1979 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, July 29 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 31 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Mary Helen Byck #105 [TV-G]
Louisville businesswoman Mary Helen Byck was also a well-respected community leader whose interests ranged from support of the arts to politics and social activism. A 1979 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, July 29 at 4:30 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, July 29 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 31 at 5:30 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Morton Holbrook #106 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 7 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! William H. Neal #107 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, August 12 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 14 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Robert Martin #108 [TV-G]
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, August 19 at 3:59 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, August 19 at 1:59 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 21 at 4:59 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Earl D. Wallace #109 [TV-G]
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, August 26 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 28 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Margaret Willis #110 [TV-G]
Margaret Willis served as state librarian from 1954 to 1972, under six different governors. A 1977 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, September 2 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 2 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 4 at 5:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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