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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.

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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 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

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, September 9 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 9 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 11 at 5:00 am EDT

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, September 16 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 16 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 18 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Barry Bingham Sr. #115 [TV-G]
A profile of Barry Bingham Sr., patriarch of the family that dominated local media in Louisville for several decades. The Binghams owned the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times newspapers as well as WHAS radio and television. A 1975 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, September 23 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 23 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 25 at 5:00 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! John Jacob Niles #116 [TV-G]
Legendary singer/songwriter John Jacob Niles was also a tireless advocate for folk music who collected traditional songs and inspired others to help in the preservation work. Some of his memorable compositions include "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" and "I Wonder as I Wander." A 1975 KET production.

  • KETKY Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 2 at 5:00 am EDT

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, October 7 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 7 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 9 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, October 14 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 14 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 16 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, October 21 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 23 at 5:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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