In Memoriam: O. Leonard Press

In Memoriam: O. Leonard Press

O. Leonard Press, KET’s founder and first executive director, died Wednesday, July 31 at the age of 97. A visionary with a dream of bringing quality learning resources to every community across the commonwealth, Press first thought of creating a statewide public television network in the late 1950s and worked tirelessly for years to make his idea a reality. Since its debut in 1968, KET has touched countless citizens, both young and old, transforming individuals and the state along the way.

Sixteen Tons of Merle Travis

Kentucky Muse

Sixteen Tons of Merle Travis

Kentucky Muse traces the career of Merle Travis, the Kentucky guitarist and songwriter best known for his songs "Sixteen Tons," "Dark as a Dungeon," and his unique thumb-picking style.

Elephant Path – Njaia Njoku

Doc World

Elephant Path – Njaia Njoku

The survival of the last wild herd of forest elephants in the Central African Republic is threatened by civil war and a poaching crisis driven by the global demand for ivory. ELEPHANT PATH profiles guardians of the herd united in their commitment: a local tracker, an American biologist and an eco-guard. The film is an indelible tale of devotion set against the beauty of the “Village of Elephants." Watch now.

Why Sharks Attack

Nova

Why Sharks Attack

Leading shark experts in Australia and the United States research the science behind the great white's hunting instincts.

Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum

Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum

This forum, hosted by Renee Shaw, explores the alarming rise in youth suicide, examining its root causes and highlighting the most effective strategies for prevention.

A Vote Against Life Expectancy

The Open Mind

A Vote Against Life Expectancy

Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society director Jonathan Metzl discusses his new book Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland. Watch now.

Fox Tales

Nature

Fox Tales

Intelligent, resilient and bold, the red fox can change its behavior to thrive in new environments, from urban locales to the Arctic tundra. New scientific research offers a fascinating look into the secret life of these foxes.

Southwest Florida

Family Pictures USA

Southwest Florida

Visit Ft. Myers and the Paradise Coast, home to ranchers, Native Americans and fishing communities. Explore cattle country in rural Florida and meet a family of migrant workers who now own the company that harvests the produce. Watch now.

News of the Week: Aug. 16, 2019

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: Aug. 16, 2019

Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from around the state, including the latest on the general election political races and a move by the University of Louisville to purchase Jewish Hospital. Guests: Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Wes Swietek from the Bowling Green Daily News.

Happy Winter

POV

Happy Winter

Every summer on Palermo's Mondello beach, over 1,000 cabins are built in preparation of the Ferragosto holiday. Centered around a family who goes into debt, three women holding onto the feeling of youth, and a politician seeking votes, Happy Winter portrays a vanity fair of beach goers hiding behind the memory of a social status that the economic crisis of recent years has compromised. Watch now.

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