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The Story of China: The Age of Revolution

Summer of Adventure

The Story of China: The Age of Revolution

Explore the great Taiping Rebellion, the fall of the Empire and the rise of Mao.

The Story of China: The Last Empire

Summer of Adventure

The Story of China: The Last Empire

In the 18th century China was the biggest economy in the world, and with that prosperity came a fabulously rich culture. But then came the fateful clash with the British in the First Opium War, the beginning of the end of the empire.

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Nominated for a Regional Emmy Award, this documentary focuses on the intimate, ground-level experiences of Kentucky troops in Vietnam. More than 40 veterans share their memories of their time in combat, and recount the pain of watching soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Story of China: The Ming

Summer of Adventure

The Story of China: The Ming

Explore the stunning achievements of the Ming dynasty with Michael Wood, as he visits the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. He sails the South China Sea on a junk and tells the story of Admiral Zheng He's voyages to the west. In Macao, he hears why the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci is so important to Chinese Christians today.

The Story of China: Golden Age

Summer of Adventure

The Story of China: Golden Age

Learn about China’s Renaissance under the Song Dynasty. In Kaifeng, Michael Wood hears the story of the boys who became emperors; tries a 1,000-year-old recipe; and works a giant astronomical clock made by renowned polymath Su Song. In Beijing, he gets up close for a crunch match in today's Chinese Premier League and compares the modern game to Song dynasty "Kickball."

Paying Respect to Veterans

Kentucky Life

Paying Respect to Veterans

One of the nation's largest flag retirement ceremonies is held each summer by the Jeffersontown American Legion. Willa Brown Chappell, pictured, broke barriers as an African-American female pilot. Pete Harry of Christian County makes saddles by hand. And Doug Flynn visits Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to discover why it is one of the top destinations for veterans.

Far Above the Rolling Campus: A History of Morehead State University

Far Above the Rolling Campus: A History of Morehead State University

This original documentary covers the history of Morehead State University from 1887 to present day. It highlights the historical events and cultural and societal issues that helped shape the campus community.

Tom Friedman’s Take on Technology and Accelerated Modern Life

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Tom Friedman’s Take on Technology and Accelerated Modern Life

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He is interviewed by U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth who is a former Kentucky journalist.

Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator, and Kentucky Legend

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator, and Kentucky Legend

This lecture titled "Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator and Kentucky Legend" features Clay Ford, the grandson of former Governor Ford, who provides the introduction for Senator McConnell. The lecture takes place in Gov. Ford's hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky, at the picturesque RiverPark Center.

Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky

Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky

Explore Kentucky's civil rights history and hear about the personal experiences of men and women who fought for social justice in a segregated society. This documentary is based on interviews done by the Kentucky Oral History Commission to document the civil rights movement in Kentucky from 1930 to 1975. Among those interviewed were Georgia Davis Powers, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt, Anne Braden, and Julian Bond.