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The Vietnam War

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it's never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Watch Now.

Frontline: Abacus — Small Enough to Jail

Frontline

Frontline: Abacus — Small Enough to Jail

The little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis is explored. Director Steve James chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family's fight to clear their names.

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

This Regional Emmy Award-winning 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.

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.

The War of 1812 and Kentucky’s Role

Kentucky Life

The War of 1812 and Kentucky’s Role

The War of 1812 left an indelible mark on our nation's history, and Kentuckians played a vital role - 64 percent of Americans killed in the war were Kentuckians. From Michigan to New Orleans, we follow the trail of Kentucky's soldiers who fought in America's 'forgotten war.'