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Two programs airing Monday, August 7 on KET examine new educational approaches to better meet the needs of 21st century students. First, airing at 9/8 pm, Most Likely to Succeed, a new feature-length documentary, examines the history of education in the United States, while revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. Immediately following, at 10:30/9:30 pm, KET presents an encore airing of Education Matters “Innovation and Technology,” which highlights innovative approaches to high school education in Kentucky.
KET’s Summer Spectacular on Sunday, Aug. 6 offers a day-long extravaganza of health and fitness, travel, and music specials – plus the opportunity to support KET’s programming and services. Viewers may call 1-800-866-0366 or go online at KET.org/donate to contribute throughout the event.
NASA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: the Voyager mission. Prior to next month’s broadcast premiere of the new documentary The Farthest – Voyager in Space, KET, the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University are hosting special free preview screenings in July.
Live coverage of Fancy Farm 2017, hosted by KET’s Casey Parker-Bell, begins Saturday, Aug. 5 at 3/2 pm on KET and online at KET.org/fancyfarm. Live coverage continues through 5/4 pm, and the afternoon’s political stump speeches will be broadcast in their entirety. Archived speeches will be available for online streaming on KET’s website.
KET invites families with children ages 2-8 to enjoy free, fun activities at its annual Super Saturday event on August 12 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the KET Studios, 600 Cooper Drive in Lexington. Attendees will get a chance to meet Mr. Steve of PBS KIDS, pose for pictures with favorite PBS KIDS characters and explore and learn at many fun and educational booths.