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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! 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

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

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