HISTORY

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Africa's Great Civilizations

Commerce and the Clash of 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.

Louisville Zoo Part Two, Berea College, and George Washington’s Land!

Kentucky Life

Louisville Zoo Part Two, Berea College, and George Washington’s Land!

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.

Tower

Independent Lens

Tower

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.

Louisville Zoo – Part 1, Col. Charles Young, and a Trip to Rosine!

Kentucky Life

Louisville Zoo – Part 1, Col. Charles Young, and a Trip to Rosine!

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.

The Race Underground

American Experience

The Race Underground

Boston — a city of so many firsts — overcame engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway, which opened in 1897.

Command and Control

American Experience

Command and Control

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.

Remembering Audrey Grevious, 1930-2017

Remembering Audrey Grevious

Remembering Audrey Grevious, 1930-2017

Grevious served as president of the Lexington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the 1960s, working with other local civil rights leaders for peaceful integration of businesses.

Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story

Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story

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.

Remembering John Glenn

John Glenn, 1921-2016

Remembering John Glenn

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.

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky veterans tell personal stories of their time in Vietnam.