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Princeton resident Sean Mestan was recently honored with the 2017 O. Leonard Press Award from KET. The annual award, established in honor of KET’s founder, recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary volunteer service to KET’s mission.
KET’s TeleFund 2018 features Mr. Rogers documentary, Little Women sneak-peek, plus star-studded concerts and health specials
Few public figures are more beloved than Fred Rogers, whose pioneering children’s program premiered 50 years ago on PBS. To celebrate that milestone, KET’s TeleFund 2018 presents a new documentary, Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like, along with a preview of a new Little Women series, star-studded concerts and health specials. TeleFund 2018 runs March 3-18 on KET.
KET was on hand as acclaimed writer, feminist activist and social critic bell hooks – best known for works including Feminist Theory and Ain’t I a Woman – was inducted into the 2018 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame at Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Authors Walter Tevis, John Fox, Jr., and Annie Fellows Johnston were also inducted, posthumously.
For 20 years, students enrolled in Western Kentucky University’s VAMPY (Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth) program – a summer camp for gifted students in seventh through tenth grades – have designed and created art murals about the Holocaust. KET’s Murals of the Holocaust follows students as they work on the 2017 mural and also explores Never Again, an exhibition of past murals at Louisville’s Jewish Community Center.
KET’s Everyday Learning – a collection of standards-based videos, interactives and support material for early childhood educators produced by KET and available nationally via PBS LearningMedia – was recently honored with a National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award for Teacher Resources in the Instructional Media category.