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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.

10 Monuments That Changed America

10 Monuments That Changed America

10 Monuments That Changed America

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history: from the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. Find out which 10 monuments made the list.

10 Streets That Changed America

10 Streets That Changed America

10 Streets That Changed America

A whirlwind tour of 10 streets that change the way we get around: from Broadway in New York and Wilshire in Los Angeles, to the Boston Post Road and the Lincoln Highway. Find out which 10 streets made the list.

Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of the U.S. Senate

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of the U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the history of Kentucky lawmakers and how U.S. Senate leadership has evolved. His talk focuses on Senators Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn and Alben Barkley's contributions to Congress, as well as the position of U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

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.

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

The tragedies and triumphs of the Korean War are revealed through the stories of local veterans. This 2013 KET program is presented to commemorate Memorial Day.

A Treetop Adventure, Georgetown’s Ward Hall, Helping Children in Need, and More!

Kentucky Life

A Treetop Adventure, Georgetown’s Ward Hall, Helping Children in Need, and More!

Indulge your adventurous side with Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park, Georgetown's Ward Hall is one of the finest 19th-century homes in the nation, the Feminist Artists of Kentucky raise funds for children in need in Africa, and the Filson Historical Society is the home of Kentucky's history.

The History of Churchill Downs

The History of Churchill Downs

It wasn’t the first racetrack in Kentucky, but Churchill Downs is by far the most famous. The Louisville landmark has hosted the Kentucky Derby since its beginning more than 140 years ago.

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred follows a year in the life of this storied horse breed, showcasing its beauty, revealing the people whose lives revolve around the racing industry, and exploring the history and traditions of the Thoroughbred world. This fascinating documentary looks at the Thoroughbred through the eyes of the people who breed, race, sell, and love them. A 2010 KET production.

African-American Jockeys

Kentucky Life

African-American Jockeys

Fifteen of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys were won by African-American jockeys. They dominated the early years of Thoroughbred racing in the United States—and they were widely regarded as the best in the world.