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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! 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, December 24 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 24 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, December 26 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, December 31 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 31 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, January 2 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, January 7 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 7 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, January 9 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, January 14 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 14 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, January 16 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, January 14 at 4:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 14 at 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, January 16 at 5:30 am Eastern Standard Time

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, January 21 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 21 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, January 23 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, January 28 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 28 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, January 30 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, February 4 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, February 6 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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, February 11 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 11 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, February 13 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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 18 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 18 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, February 20 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time

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 25 at 4:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 25 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KETKY Friday, February 27 at 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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