In August, 1969, half a million people from all walks of life and every corner of the country converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound.
KET's new documentary "Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music", premieres this summer. The program features footage from around the world, interviews with legends and newcomers alike and – of course – incredible music. Watch past performances by some of the artists featured in Big Family.
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently recognized KET productions and programs with 7 Regional Emmy Award nominations.The awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are among the industry’s highest honors.
World War II veterans board a flight honoring their service to our nation; Liberty may be home, but the Indianapolis Speedway is his heart - Bill Marvel has made a life in racing; and Elmer Lucille Allen is a pioneering scientist with artistic flair.
“He wrote straight-up country songs. He wrote straight-up soul songs that other people could cover. But his own stuff was really a combination of all those things.”That’s how writer Travis Kitchens describes Jim Ford, a native of Johnson County, Kentucky, who was a uniquely talented songwriter of the 1960s and 70s.
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