A wide-ranging look at Kentucky via material drawn from more than 20 films created by Al Shands in the 1970s. A KET production.
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 Tuesday, May 14 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, May 26 at 11:30 am EDT
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, May 19 at 11:30 am EDT
Whose Child Is This? #124
An award-winning film on the problem of child abuse, circa the early 1970s.
- KETKY Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, May 21 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 am EDT
A Dream Come True #101
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, May 26 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, May 28 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, June 9 at 11:30 am EDT
Three for Kentucky (Part 1) #102
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, June 2 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, June 4 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, June 16 at 11:30 am EDT
Three for Kentucky (Part 2) #103
Journalist Al Smith continues his interviews with three Kentuckians whose families have lived in the state since the nation's founding.
- KETKY Sunday, June 9 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, June 11 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, June 23 at 11:30 am EDT
The Craziest Thing You Ever Saw #104
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, June 16 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, June 18 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, June 30 at 11:30 am EDT
All We Are Saying/Reminiscence #105
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, June 23 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, June 25 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, July 7 at 11:30 am EDT
In the American Way #106
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, June 30 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, July 2 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, July 14 at 11:30 am EDT
With Hands and Heart #107
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, July 7 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, July 9 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, July 21 at 11:30 am EDT
A Time Remembered #108
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, July 14 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, July 16 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, July 28 at 11:30 am EDT
Those Were the Days #109
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, July 21 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, July 23 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, August 4 at 11:30 am EDT
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, July 28 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, July 30 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, August 11 at 11:30 am EDT
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, August 4 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, August 6 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, August 18 at 11:30 am EDT
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, August 11 at 11:30 pm EDT
- KETKY Tuesday, August 13 at noon EDT
- KETKY Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 11:30 am EDT
Official web site: http://www.ket.org/kentucky/timecapsule.htm
Kentucky residents only may purchase the video.
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