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.
Everett Moore #104
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 Monday, August 25 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, August 27 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, August 29 at 5:00 am EDT
Morton Holbrook #106
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 Monday, September 1 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 3 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Friday, September 5 at 5:00 am EDT
William H. Neal #107
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 Monday, September 8 at noon EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 10 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, September 10 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Friday, September 12 at 5:00 am EDT
Robert Martin #108
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
Earl D. Wallace #109
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
Margaret Willis #110
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
Bert Combs #111
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
Chloe Gifford #113
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
Joy Bale Boone #114
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
Barry Bingham Sr. #115
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
Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/distinguished_kentuckian.htm