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The Memory of Old Jack

The Memory of Old Jack

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Wendell Berry's inspiring chronicle of Jack Beechum—a man who has spent a lifetime close to the land. A 1999 KET production.
Season 1 Episode 1 Length 26:02 Premiere: 04/10/01
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bookclub@ket

About bookclub@ket

Host Bill Goodman and a regular panel of "bookclub" readers discuss contemporary and classic books by Kentucky authors, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. This KET production is designed to create a statewide community of readers and to raise awareness of the wealth of literary talent Kentucky has produced in the last century.

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Ahab's Wife

Premiered On: 07/04/2000

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Sena Jeter Naslund's "Ahab's Wife," an epic novel which grew from a brief passage in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." A KET production.

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Collectors

Premiered On: 08/01/2000

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss the suspense novella "Collectors" by Louisvillian Paul Griner. A 2000 KET production.

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The Wall Between

Premiered On: 09/05/2000

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Louisville civil rights activist Anne Braden's memoir, "The Wall Between." A 2000 KET production.

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Come Back to the Farm

Premiered On: 12/03/2002

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss a collection of short stories by Jesse Stuart. The 16 stories reflect the essence of Appalachia, portraying the pioneer spirit, self-reliance, and humor of the hill people of Stuart's homeland. A 2002 KET production.

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No Good Deed

Premiered On: 10/03/2000

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss "No Good Deed," a mystery by Lexingtonian Lynn S. Hightower. A KET production.

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Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South

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Host Bill Goodman and a regular panel of readers discuss Steven Weisenburger's biography of Margaret Garner, a runaway slave mother who murdered her child rather than have her returned to servitude. The story was the real-life inspiration for Toni Morrison's "Beloved." A KET production.

  • Sunday September 4, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET2
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Short of the Glory

Premiered On: 11/07/2000

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Tracy Campbell's biography of the brilliant Kentucky politician Edward F. Prichard Jr. A 2000 KET production.

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The Memory of Old Jack

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