Connections with Renee Shaw
On this episode, celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln. Recorded at her childhood home in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, 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.
Letters from Baghdad
"Letters from Baghdad" is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female “Lawrence of Arabia.” More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I and established the Iraq Museum, infamously ransacked in 2003.
Top chefs in Louisville mentor up-and-coming female chefs to take the lead in professional kitchens; take in the sights and smells at Frankfort's Candleberry Candles, and learn about the fascinating life of African-American Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Goff.
Conversations with Champions
Billy Reed sits down with former University of Kentucky basketball player Rex Chapman. Retired from professional basketball, Chapman played for four NBA teams through his 12-year career in the league.
Robert Penn Warren: A Vision
This original KET production explores the life and career of Kentucky's most acclaimed writer. He penned the 1946 novel "All the King's Men", which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He also received two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and served as our nation's Poet Laureate. The documentary traces Warren's birth (1905) and upbringing in Guthrie, Ky., his years at Vanderbilt University, his eventual inclusion into the Nashville Agrarians, and his path as a poet, novelist, scholar, and journalist.
The documentary depicts the wonders of public libraries but also asks the hard questions facing libraries today - are they relevant; what are they doing about the digital divide; and how are libraries critical to restoring and preserving our most important values as a society? Viewers get an inside look at the public libraries of Louisville, Ky.
On Kentucky Life's season premiere, we're playing wiffle ball at Princeton's Little Busch Stadium, and then climbing a tree (and enjoying a luxurious night in it) at EarthJOY Treehouse Adventures. Then, we learn about how African-Americans came to work in the coal mines and are now making new lives in Lynch, and watch as Dayton and Bellevue football teams meet again in the most-played rivalry in Kentucky.
The KET Story
Explore KET's beginnings and 50 years of service as Kentucky's only statewide educational broadcasting network. In the 1950s and 60s, KET founder O. Leonard Press saw the potential of television - a new technology - to provide equitable access to high-quality instruction in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Learn about KET's history and its commitment to education and Kentucky programming throughout its five decades of public service.