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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! 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, October 22 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 22 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 24 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, October 29 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, October 31 at 5:00 am EST

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, November 5 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, November 5 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, November 7 at 5:00 am EST

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, November 12 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, November 14 at 5:00 am EST

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, November 19 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, November 19 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, November 21 at 5:00 am EST

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, November 26 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, November 26 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, November 28 at 5:00 am EST

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, December 3 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 3 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, December 5 at 5:00 am EST

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

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

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

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 EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 31 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Friday, January 2 at 5:00 am EST
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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