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.

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation

American Experience

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation

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.

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.

Finding the Center

Ancient Skies

Finding the Center

Episode two of this landmark series delves further into our ancient understanding of the skies above. After exploring the mysterious creatures living at the edge of the world, we follow the story of our earth as it takes shape and a place in the cosmos in the minds of great astronomers and scientists including Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo. Watch now.

Gods and Monsters

Ancient Skies

Gods and Monsters

In this episode we explore the origins of our relationship with the skies. From our earliest ancestors we discover how we used the skies to navigate and tell time, and how we gave religious significance to the things we saw in it. We finish on the cusp of a revolution that gave birth to modern science. Watch now.

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.

Chasing the Moon, Part 3: Magnificent Desolation

American Experience

Chasing the Moon, Part 3: Magnificent Desolation

Experience the triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history. But dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy, raising questions of national priorities and national identity. Watch now.

Chasing the Moon, Part 2: Earthrise

American Experience

Chasing the Moon, Part 2: Earthrise

Discover what it took to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race. In the turbulent and troubled '60s, the U.S. space program faced tragedy with Apollo 1 but made a triumphant comeback with Apollo 8. Watch now.

Chasing the Moon, Part 1: A Place Beyond the Sky

American Experience

Chasing the Moon, Part 1: A Place Beyond the Sky

Explore the early days of the space race, the struggle to catch up with the Soviet Union and the enormous stakes in the quest to reach the moon. This episode reveals both the breathtaking failures and successes of the developing U.S. space program. Watch now.

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