A psychoanalyst helps 300 children, all survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, rehabilitate after World War II at Lake Windermere. The film tells the redemptive story about the bonds children make with one another and how their friendships furnish a lifeline to a more promising future. Watch now.
In the summer of 1950 Wytheville, VA realized the nation's worst medical fears. An outbreak of Infantile Paralysis, commonly known as Polio, swept through a small town of 5,500 in which 40 percent of residents had not yet reached their eighteenth birthday. Highly contagious, just in time for summer vacation, the devastating neurodegenerative disease had chosen its next target. Watch now.
Explore the history of Baptist preacher Elijah Craig and his influence on the bourbon industry; relive a canoe trip down Mill Creek Lake that launched Dave Shuffett's Kentucky Life career; a memorial for miners killed in the Hurricane Creek mine disaster; and Iraqi-born painter Vian Sora brings vivid contrasts to her art and life in Louisville. Kentucky Life Moment: Ducks at Basil Griffin Park. Watch now.
With the help of experts in network theory and precedents from history, Ferguson argues that the printing press had similar consequences for 16th-and 17th-century Europe as the personal computer and the Internet have for the world since the 20th century, leading to polarization and the dissemination of fake news. Watch now.
At Shaker Village, a musician discovers an extraordinary family tie; a national trail honors Kentucky's leading suffragists; Marshall County's Hoop Fest is a highlight of the high school hardcourt season; Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe is honored in his hometown of Frankfort, and reflects on his childhood experiences. Watch now.
Julia Chinn had a major impact on politics in Kentucky and America in the 1800s, but few people will recognize her name or the role she played. “She’s literally been erased,” says Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University. “We don’t even know where she’s buried. We’ve literally lost a vice president’s wife, but because she was enslaved, no one cared.”
During the era of segregation in the United States, black students in Mason County, Kentucky, received their education at the Rosenwald May’s Lick Negro School. The school itself closed after integration, but the building still stands and many former students have fond memories of their time there.