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Web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/timecapsule.htm

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A wide-ranging look at Kentucky via material drawn from more than 20 films created by Al Shands in the 1970s. A KET production.

TV Schedule

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! In the Name of Progress #116
During the 1950s and '60s, Louisville lost much of its unique architectural heritage when old buildings and entire neighborhoods were torn down for high-rises, expressways, and "urban renewal." The reaction that emerged in the '70s was led by such critics as former mayor Charles Farnsley.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 16 at 2:28 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, November 16 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, January 25 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 27 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! In the American Way #106 [TV-G]
Looks back at urban renewal in Louisville in the 1970s, including the destruction that was required to make way for new development, and at the opposition voices who argued that "quality of life" could not be measured by concrete. Prominent among them was Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 16 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, November 18 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Forgotten People, Forgotten Land #117
Suburban growth in the 1950s and '60s brought many problems to southwest Jefferson County, where poor zoning, a lack of services, and government neglect created frustration and resentment.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 1 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 3 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! With Hands and Heart #107 [TV-G]
Two centuries ago, the Shakers established a community in Kentucky called Pleasant Hill. Helen Hayes narrates this look at life inside the community, drawn from letters and other historical documents.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 23 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, November 25 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! A Symptom of the '70s #118
Louisville's public transportation system had once been a source of pride. But by the early 1970s, it was in terrible condition, and the buses were on the brink of stopping forever. The city seemed caught in a bureaucratic daze, unable or unwilling to take bold action to save the system.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 30 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 8 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 10 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! A Time Remembered #108 [TV-G]
A look back at Louisville's early history, from the first settlement on Corn Island in 1778 to the end of the 19th century. By the mid-1800s, Louisville had become one of the most important cities in the country. At the end of the century, the steamboat era came to an end, and the city's economy made the transition to railroad transportation.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 30 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 2 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Valery and Galina Panov: In Tandem #119
In the 1970s, Valery and Galina Panov, talented Russian dancers persecuted for their religious and political beliefs, came to Louisville to perform with the local dance company.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 15 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 17 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Those Were the Days #109 [TV-G]
Looks back at Louisville in the early 20th century, from the first appearances of automobiles and airplanes to World War I and the Roaring '20s.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 7 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 9 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Three To Make Ready #120
In 1971, three men had big plans for downtown Louisville: One was transforming the city's riverfront, another was building its tallest building, and still another wanted to turn Fourth Street into a pedestrian mall.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! The Endless Wait #110
A look at the Great Depression in Louisville. Just when New Deal programs and a business recovery seemed to be starting to turn things around, the devastating Ohio River flood of 1937 plunged the city into crisis again.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 14 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 16 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! The Backside #121
A visit to the backside of Churchill Downs—the stable area where the jockeys, trainers, and exercisers work—from 1976.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 21 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Knee High to a Sculpture #111
In the early 1970s—before she became a playwright and won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award—Marsha Norman worked in her hometown of Louisville as a social worker, teacher, and freelance writer. In this film, young Marsha makes Louisville's statues "talk" for a group of schoolchildren.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 21 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 23 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! All Your Parts Don't Wear Out at the Same Time #122
In the 1970s, "old age" began to get a new image. Research and greater understanding of exercise and diet led to the realization that old age could be a time of vigorous activity. But how do you tell a society obsessed with youth about the value of having old people around? Actors Theatre of Louisville created a program to help old people spread the word about their worth.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 28 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, December 31 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Earthmother #112
Nell Marsh—"Earthmother" to just about everybody who knew her—ran a halfway house to help men move from prison to life outside.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 28 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 30 at noon EST
  • KETKY Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm EDT

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Tell Me Where It Hurts #123
In the early 1970s, a group of Kentucky health officials visited rural areas and Louisville's inner city to investigate the quality and availability of health care—and were shocked by the injustices they found.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 4 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Can You Help Me? #113
A look at juvenile delinquency in the 1970s.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 4 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 6 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Whose Child Is This? #124
An award-winning film on the problem of child abuse, circa the early 1970s.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 11 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 14 at 7:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Maestro (Part 1) #114
A portrait of Moritz Bomhard, who studied music at Leipzig and Juilliard, taught at Princeton, and in 1952 came to Louisville to create the Kentucky Opera.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 11 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 13 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! A Dream Come True #101 [TV-G]
A look at the history of Jenkins—a town built from scratch during the Kentucky coal boom—as reflected in an amazing cache of photographs taken more than 80 years ago.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 18 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Maestro (Part 2) #115
A portrait of Moritz Bomhard, who studied music at Leipzig and Juilliard, taught at Princeton, and in 1952 came to Louisville to create the Kentucky Opera.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 18 at 11:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 20 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Three for Kentucky (Part 1) #102 [TV-G]
Made for the U.S. bicentennial in 1976, this film looks at three Kentucky families who came to the state 200 years ago and have remained in the same places ever since. Journalist Al Smith meets a horse breeder from the Bluegrass, a small-town lawyer, and a man of the woods who hunts with a long rifle.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 25 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, January 28 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Three for Kentucky (Part 2) #103 [TV-G]
Journalist Al Smith continues his interviews with three Kentuckians whose families have lived in the state since the nation's founding.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 1 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! The Craziest Thing You Ever Saw #104 [TV-G]
In the mid-1970s, Louisville searched for a way to bring life and excitement to its declining downtown. For some, the solution was a clock created by sculptor Barney Bright.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 8 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! All We Are Saying/Reminiscence #105 [TV-G]
All We Are Saying looks at the 1970 March on Washington to protest the Vietnam War. In Reminiscence, an elderly woman who had been a Shaker looks back on a community filled with peace and order.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm EST
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/timecapsule.htm

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