HISTORY

The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Legislative Update Extras

The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Kentucky Capitol landscape consultant Tim Depenbrock describes the four seasons of work it takes to design and maintain the greenspace that surrounds the capitol, the annex, and the governor's mansion.

Hollywood Royalty

Finding Your Roots

Hollywood Royalty

Three actors born into Hollywood royalty discover branches of their family trees that have been hidden from the public eye--and meet a cast of characters every bit as dramatic as the people they themselves have played on camera. Watch now.

“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

Country Music

“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

Learn how “New Traditionalists” like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create. Watch now.

“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

Country Music

“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers’ shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the “Outlaw” movement. Watch now.

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

Country Music

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

Porvenir, Texas

Voces on PBS

Porvenir, Texas

Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town. 100 years later, the film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that still remain along the border a century later. Watch now.

Remembering Lexington’s History of Slavery in the ‘I Was Here’ Project

Connections with Renee Shaw

Remembering Lexington’s History of Slavery in the ‘I Was Here’ Project

Renee speaks with Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton of the "I Was Here" project, which combines poetry and portraits to create a memorial to those sold at one the largest slave auction sites in the United States - Cheapside - in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky.

The Changing Same

POV Shorts

The Changing Same

In the Florida Panhandle lies the provincial town of Marianna, Florida, where one native resident runs a particular marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror caused by the town’s buried history. Watch now.

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

Kentucky Life

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Kentucky Life takes a trip through its 25-year history to celebrate this achievement. Past segments include retired NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave, Eastern Kentucky University's Hummel Planetarium, an interactive space exploration experience for 6th graders at the Challenger Center at Hazard Community College, and the famous Moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Park in Whitley County.

World War II Vets, In Their Own Words

Kentucky WWII Veterans: In Their Own Words

World War II Vets, In Their Own Words

Kentucky veterans of World War II recount their combat experiences. A 2007 KET production.