Africa's Great Civilizations
Explore the dynamism of 19th century Africa, the scramble by European powers for the continent's riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.
George Washington once owned land in what became Grayson County, Doug Flynn talks with Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College about the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, the second installment in Kentucky Life's profile of the Louisville Zoo, and a trip to Hickman to explore their riverport and ferry are featured.
In 1966, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. This documentary, which mixes animated and live-action, shares the untold story of America's first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
In the first of a three part series, Doug visits the Louisville Zoo; a profile of accomplished African-American Col. Charles Young; and Rosine, Ky., is the home of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and the Rosine Barn Jamboree.
Eyewitness accounts chronicle nine hours of feverish work in September 1980 that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima. The crisis unfolded at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas, when a worker accidentally dropped a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
In the 1930s, Lexington golfer Marion Miley was an international celebrity, but it all came to a tragic end in September 1941 when burglars killed Miley in a robbery at the Lexington Country Club. This documentary traces her childhood as a golf prodigy, her move to Lexington, success in golf, and her shocking death at the age of 27.
Two years after he went into space for the last time in 1998 at the age of 77, John Glenn appeared on KET's Great Conversations to speak with Lou Dobbs of Space.com about his life. The former senator had just written his autobiography, "John Glenn: A Memoir." Glenn died Dec. 8 in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 95.