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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! Adolph Rupp #117 [TV-G]
Adolph Rupp, one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, coached the University of Kentucky men's basketball team from 1930 to 1972 and built the program into a national powerhouse. A 1975 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, April 24 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Rufus B. Atwood #118 [TV-G]
Rufus B. Atwood served as president of Kentucky State College (now university) from 1929 to 1962. While improving educational opportunities for African Americans and bringing full accreditation to the college, he also led the battle for desegregated education in Kentucky in the 1940s. A 1976 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, April 29 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, April 29 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, May 1 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Eleanor Churchill #119 [TV-G]
Eleanor Churchill cofounded Churchill Weavers in Berea with her husband, D. Carroll Churchill. Her innate flair for combining colors and textures soon made her the company's primary designer, and she also managed and marketed the business to national renown. A 1976 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, May 6 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, May 6 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, May 8 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Thomas D. Clark #120 [TV-G]
Kentucky's most notable historian, Dr. Thomas D. Clark, personally saved a large portion of the state's printed records from destruction. Those documents later became a core collection at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Often referred to as the "Dean of Historians," Clark also wrote A History of Kentucky, published in 1937 and still considered the standard history of the Commonwealth. A 1976 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, May 13 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, May 13 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, May 15 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Leslie Combs II #121 [TV-G]
Horseman Leslie Combs II, founder of Spendthrift Farm, was a leading owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses. Combs revitalized the practice of syndicating stallions, beginning with Beau Pere, whom he syndicated to 20 investors for $5,000 each. He later syndicated champions Nashua, Majestic Prince, and Raise a Native. A 1976 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, May 22 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Father Ralph Beiting #122 [TV-G]
A conversation with Father Ralph Beiting, a Roman Catholic priest and founder of the Christian Appalachian Project. Beiting began dreaming of helping people in Appalachia help themselves out of poverty in 1946 when, as a seminarian, he accompanied several priests on preaching trips to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. A 1976 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, May 27 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, May 29 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Harry Caudill #123 [TV-G]
Author Harry Caudill is interviewed by Louisville journalist Bob Schulman. Caudill, author of Night Comes to the Cumberlands, is credited with focusing national attention on Appalachia and helping to launch the federal War on Poverty. A 1977 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, June 5 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Wilson Wyatt Sr. #124 [TV-G]
World War II-era Louisville mayor Wilson Wyatt Sr. also served as lieutenant governor under Bert T. Combs from 1959 to 1963. In 1968, Wyatt played a significant role at the Democratic National Convention by working out a compromise over the party's platform position on the Vietnam War. A 1977 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, June 10 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, June 12 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Carl Perkins #125 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, June 17 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, June 19 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Lillie Chaffin #126 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, June 26 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! A.D. Albright #127 [TV-G]
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 Wednesday, June 24 at 4:30 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, June 24 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, June 26 at 5:30 am EDT

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
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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