Skip to Main Content

This video is only available in KET Passport. Learn More

“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

Video Information

“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

Episode 3 | See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.
S1 E3 Length 1:53:15 Premiere: 9.15.19

Program Details

Country Music

About Country Music

Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.” Directed by Ken Burns. Episodes now streaming. #CountryMusicPBS

TV Schedules

Jump to Recent Airdates

Upcoming

Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (1984 -1996) - S1 E8

Learn how "New Traditionalists" like George Strait, Randy Travis, and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

  • Friday February 21, 2020 9:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday February 21, 2020 8:30 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday February 22, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 23, 2020 1:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday February 23, 2020 12:30 am CT on KET
  • Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday February 23, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday February 24, 2020 3:00 am ET on KET2
  • Monday February 24, 2020 2:00 am CT on KET2
Jump to Upcoming Airdates

Recent

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973 -1983) - S1 E7

  • Monday February 17, 2020 3:00 am ET on KET2
  • Monday February 17, 2020 2:00 am CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday February 15, 2020 1:30 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday February 15, 2020 12:30 am CT on KET2
  • Friday February 14, 2020 9:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday February 14, 2020 8:30 pm CT on KET

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 -1972) - S1 E6

  • Monday February 10, 2020 3:00 am ET on KET2
  • Monday February 10, 2020 2:00 am CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday February 8, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday February 8, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Friday February 7, 2020 9:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday February 7, 2020 8:30 pm CT on KET

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968) - S1 E5

  • Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Wednesday February 5, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Monday February 3, 2020 3:00 am ET on KET2
  • Monday February 3, 2020 2:00 am CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 2, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday February 2, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday February 2, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday February 2, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Friday January 31, 2020 9:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday January 31, 2020 8:30 pm CT on KET

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953 -1963) - S1 E4

  • Monday January 27, 2020 3:00 am ET on KET2
  • Monday January 27, 2020 2:00 am CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday January 25, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET2
  • Friday January 24, 2020 9:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday January 24, 2020 8:30 pm CT on KET

The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953) - S1 E3

  • Monday January 20, 2020 3:00 am ET on KET2
  • Monday January 20, 2020 2:00 am CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 8:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 7:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET2
Top

Season 1: Country Music | Broadcast Version

Spanish Version | “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’"

S1 E16 Length 1:55:41 Premiere Date 9.25.19

Spanish Version | “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”

S1 E15 Length 2:21:02 Premiere Date 9.24.19

Spanish Version | "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

S1 E14 Length 1:52:56 Premiere Date 9.23.19

Spanish Version | "The Sons and Daughters of America"

S1 E13 Length 1:55:47 Premiere Date 9.22.19

Spanish Version | "I Can’t Stop Loving You”

S1 E12 Length 1:52:31 Premiere Date 9.18.19

Spanish Version | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

S1 E11 Length 1:54:53 Premiere Date 9.17.19

Spanish Version | “Hard Times”

S1 E10 Length 1:54:27 Premiere Date 9.16.19

Spanish Version | “The Rub”

S1 E9 Length 1:53:08 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

S1 E8 Length 1:54:03 Premiere Date 9.22.19

“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

S1 E7 Length 2:19:24 Premiere Date 9.22.19

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

S1 E6 Length 1:51:17 Premiere Date 9.22.19

“The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)

S1 E5 Length 1:54:09 Premiere Date 9.22.19

“I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963)

S1 E4 Length 1:50:53 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

S1 E3 Length 1:53:15 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)

S1 E2 Length 1:52:49 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

S1 E1 Length 1:51:30 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Explore KET