KET’s SummerPledge features adventures with Rick Steves and performances from Wynonna Judd, Celtic Woman and more!
For Release: 08/04/21 12:37 PM
KET’s SummerPledge 2021, which runs Aug. 14 through Aug. 22, features an assortment of special travel programs and concerts, including performances by Wynonna Judd, Dolly Parton, Celtic Woman and a host of country and Doo Wop stars! During SummerPledge, viewers can support KET by calling in their pledge to (800) 866-0366 or donating online at KET.org/donate.
SummerPledge 2021 programs include:
Rick Steves: Europe Awaits
Travel expert Rick Steves shares his favorite European destinations, including Mykonos, the romantic Greek island; the historic city of Porto in Portugal; the English country views of Cotswolds; and the rich history and cuisine of Sicily.
KET Saturday, Aug. 14 • 12:30 pm/11:30 am
Wynonna Judd: Concert from My Place
Join Wynonna Judd and her band at her place just outside Nashville, as they perform classics, old hits and new selections. In between songs, Wynonna and her husband, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cactus Moser, share stories.
KET Saturday, Aug. 14 • 8/7 pm
Rick Steves: The Alps
Join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure as he travels across Europe on scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers and unforgettable hikes. In this greatest-hits blitz of the Alps, Rick celebrates both nature and culture while visiting some of the continent’s highest points.
KET Saturday, Aug. 14 • 9:30/8:30 pm
KET2 Sunday, Aug. 15 • 10:30/9:30 pm
Monty Python: Best Bits Celebrated
Celebrate Monty Python’s cultural legacy and impact with this special that pairs the group’s original material with new and entertaining commentary from celebrities who consider Monty Python hugely significant, both personally and to the history of screen satire.
KET2 Sunday, Aug. 15 • 2/1 pm
All Creatures Great & Small: Between the Pages
Go behind-the-scenes of the hit Masterpiece series All Creatures Great and Small to experience all the drama, humor and joy that preserves the rich spirit, tone and values of James Herriot’s iconic characters and stories.
KET Sunday, Aug. 15 • 7:30/6:30 pm
KET2 Wednesday, Aug. 18 • 7/6 pm
The Best of Celtic Woman
Travel to Ireland to celebrate the magical moments and memories of Celtic Woman’s 15 years of making music. Filled with their favorite songs, this special showcases Celtic Woman’s angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity.
KET Monday, Aug. 16 • 8/7 pm
Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (My Music)
Celebrate the beloved singer-songwriter’s career from her early days to her success as a crossover pop superstar. Performances include “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again,” “Islands in The Stream” (with Kenny Rogers) and “9 To 5.”
KET Monday, Aug. 16 • 9:30/8:30 pm
KET2 Sunday, Aug. 15 • 9/8 pm
The stunning natural beauty of the Commonwealth is on full display in this 90-minute special that showcases our state’s most iconic outdoor wonders as well as many of its hidden gems.
KET Tuesday, Aug. 17 • 8/7 pm
KET2 Saturday, Aug. 14 • 8:30/7:30 pm
Red, White and Rock
Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a 2002 patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s.
KET Thursday, Aug. 19 • 8/7 pm
Great Performances: Broadways: Beyond the Golden Age
The follow-up to Rick McKay’s 2003 film that delighted theater fans with its interviews of Broadway stars. This sequel offers an insider’s history of Broadway, told through interviews with some of the stage’s most celebrated performers.
KET Friday, Aug. 20 • 9/8 pm
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