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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.

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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, February 3 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 5 at 5:00 am EST

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, February 10 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 10 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 12 at 5:00 am EST

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, February 17 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 17 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 19 at 5:00 am EST

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, February 24 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 26 at 5:00 am EST

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, March 2 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 4 at 5:00 am EST

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, March 9 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 9 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 11 at 5:00 am EST

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Chloe Gifford #113 [TV-G]
Chloe Gifford, the first woman graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, passed the state bar examination at the age of 21. She taught at Sayre School in Lexington and then went to work at UK. A 1974 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 16 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 18 at 5:00 am EST

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Bert Combs #111 [TV-G]
Bert T. Combs served as governor of Kentucky from 1959 to 1963. He created a merit system for state government workers that is still in place today, appointed the state's first Human Rights Commission, and ordered the desegregation of all public accommodations in Kentucky. In this 1974 KET production, he is interviewed by education reform advocate Ed Prichard.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 23 at 3:51 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 25 at 4:59 am EST

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Joy Bale Boone #114 [TV-G]
A profile of the noted poet, literary critic, and editor who founded the Kentucky literary magazine Approaches (later Kentucky Poetry Review). A 1975 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 30 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, April 1 at 5:00 am EST
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