To commemorate Memorial Day, KET presents our 2007 program featuring Kentucky veterans of World War II recounting their combat experiences.
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.
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.
Three restored films by Al Shands, produced in the 1970s, chronicle the history and growth of the River City across nine decades, from 1850 to 1940.
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.
Actor Clancy Brown hosts a walk in the footsteps of legendary frontiersman Simon Kenton, a key figure behind America’s westward expansion and the settlement of Kentucky and Ohio.
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.’
Historians Thomas D. Clark and John Mack Faragher follow the Kentucky trail of America’s most famous pioneer, Daniel Boone. A 1997 KET production.
For over 150 years, Mammoth Cave National Park has drawn visitors from around the world to witness its natural wonders. The human story of the largest known cave in the world is just as rich. From the beginning, African-Americans were instrumental in making discoveries and in promoting the cave as a tourist destination.