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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! 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, September 17 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 17 at 1:59 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 19 at 5:00 am EDT

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, September 24 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, September 26 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, October 1 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 1 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 3 at 5:00 am EDT

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, October 8 at 3:53 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 10 at 4:53 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, October 15 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, October 15 at 2:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, October 17 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, 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
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm

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