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The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

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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.

Ebonite Bowling Balls, Rough River Dam State Park, and Forest Giants!

Kentucky Life

Ebonite Bowling Balls, Rough River Dam State Park, and Forest Giants!

Kentucky's state dance is alive and well in Owensboro at the Lanham Brothers Jamboree; Hopkinsville is home to the nation's largest producer of bowling balls, at Ebonite International; the Falls of Rough and Rough River Dam are a vacationer's paradise; and a Danish artist brings Forest Giants to the giant forest at Bernheim in Bullitt & Nelson counties.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World – The Telescope

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World – The Telescope

Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing – 13 billion light-years out.

Masterpiece: Les Miserables Part 1

Grantchester Season 4 On Masterpiece

Masterpiece: Les Miserables Part 1

After serving a draconian prison term for stealing bread, Jean Valjean is released. He resorts to petty crime, but Bishop Myriel teaches him a valuable lesson.

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Hour 2

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Hour 2

Post-Civil War America was a new world. For African Americans living in the former Confederacy, Reconstruction was what historian W. E. B. Du Bois once described as their “brief moment in the sun.” But support for the social, economic, and political gains they achieved didn’t last long. A controversial presidential election in 1876 deals Reconstruction a grievous blow.

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Hour 1

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Hour 1

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War when the nation struggled to rebuild itself amidst profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.

Mammoth Bones from Kentucky

Kentucky Life

Mammoth Bones from Kentucky

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Northern Kentucky was a hotbed of fossil discovery. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is now located where many of those fossils were found, and is named for the salt springs and mineral deposits that attracted ancient animals to the area.

Music Legends Exile, Louisville’s SuperChefs, and a History of Ulysses S. Grant!

Kentucky Life

Music Legends Exile, Louisville’s SuperChefs, and a History of Ulysses S. Grant!

Chart-topping band Exile hits the road performing their greatest hits, step into the extraordinary at Louisville's superhero-themed restaurant SuperChefs, and explore the history of Ulysses S. Grant and his Kentucky connections and inspirations in this first of a three-part series.

Korean War Brothers in Arms

We'll Meet Again

Korean War Brothers in Arms

Although the fighting in the Korean War ceased in 1953, two men have never forgotten the comrades who helped them make it through tough times. Jim wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and Tony hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

Connections with Renee Shaw

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

Celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln. This episode was recorded at her childhood home in downtown Lexington, Ky. Renee speaks with Gwen Thompson, executive director the Mary Todd Lincoln House and history advocate Stuart Sanders with the Kentucky Historical Society. They discuss the Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour that spotlights 14 historic sites from Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln's time in the city.