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Adron Doran

An interview with Adron Doran, former president of Morehead State University and Kentucky House speaker. Between March 1954 and January 1977, Doran grew Morehead's enrollment from 700 to 7,500 and brought integration to the campus. A 1991 KET production.
S1 E28 Length 58:00 Premiere: 9.29.08 Rating: TV-G

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Distinguished Kentuckian

About Distinguished Kentuckian

A series of KET productions profiling Kentuckians whose leadership in government, education, the arts, journalism, or other fields of public service has had a lasting positive impact on the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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Thomas D. Clark - S1 E20

Kentucky's most notable historian, Dr. Thomas D. Clark, personally saved a large portion of the state's printed records from destruction. Those documents later became a core collection at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Often referred to as the ?Dean of Historians,? Clark also wrote A History of Kentucky, published in 1937 and still considered the standard history of the Commonwealth. A 1976 KET production.

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Leslie Combs II - S1 E21

Horseman Leslie Combs II, founder of Spendthrift Farm, was a leading owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses. Combs revitalized the practice of syndicating stallions, beginning with Beau Pere, whom he syndicated to 20 investors for $5,000 each. He later syndicated champions Nashua, Majestic Prince, and Raise a Native. A 1976 KET production.

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Father Ralph Beiting - S1 E22

A conversation with Father Ralph Beiting, a Roman Catholic priest and founder of the Christian Appalachian Project. Beiting began dreaming of helping people in Appalachia help themselves out of poverty in 1946 when, as a seminarian, he accompanied several priests on preaching trips to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. A 1976 KET production.

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Harry Caudill - S1 E23

Author Harry Caudill is interviewed by Louisville journalist Bob Schulman. Caudill, author of Night Comes to the Cumberlands, is credited with focusing national attention on Appalachia and helping to launch the federal War on Poverty. A 1977 KET production.

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Wilson Wyatt Sr. - S1 E24

World War II-era Louisville mayor Wilson Wyatt Sr. also served as lieutenant governor under Bert T. Combs from 1959 to 1963. In 1968, Wyatt played a significant role at the Democratic National Convention by working out a compromise over the party's platform position on the Vietnam War. A 1977 KET production.

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Eleanor Churchill - S1 E19

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Rufus B. Atwood - S1 E18

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Adolph Rupp - S1 E17

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John Jacob Niles - S1 E16

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Season 1 Episodes

Adron Doran

S1 E28 Length 58:00 Premiere Date 9.29.08

A.D. Albright

S1 E27 Length 28:30 Premiere Date 9.22.08

Lillie Chaffin

S1 E26 Length 28:30 Premiere Date 9.22.08

Carl Perkins

S1 E25 Length 59:02 Premiere Date 9.10.08

Wilson Wyatt Sr.

S1 E24 Length 58:47 Premiere Date 9.9.08

Harry Caudill

S1 E23 Length 58:57 Premiere Date 8.31.08

Father Ralph Beiting

S1 E22 Length 58:54 Premiere Date 8.24.08

Leslie Combs II

S1 E21 Length 58:44 Premiere Date 8.17.08

Thomas D. Clark

S1 E20 Length 58:43 Premiere Date 8.10.08

Eleanor Churchill

S1 E19 Length 57:43 Premiere Date 8.3.08

Rufus B. Atwood

S1 E18 Length 58:29 Premiere Date 7.27.08

Adolph Rupp

S1 E17 Length 58:39 Premiere Date 7.20.08

John Jacob Niles

S1 E16 Length 58:54 Premiere Date 7.13.08

Barry Bingham Sr.

S1 E15 Length 57:13 Premiere Date 7.6.08

Joy Bale Boone

S1 E14 Length 59:01 Premiere Date 6.29.08

Chloe Gifford

S1 E13 Length 58:38 Premiere Date 6.22.08

Ed Prichard

S1 E12 Length 1:41:23 Premiere Date 6.15.08

Bert Combs

S1 E11 Length 1:06:28 Premiere Date 6.9.08

Margaret Willis

S1 E10 Length 58:50 Premiere Date 6.1.08

Earl D. Wallace

S1 E9 Length 58:40 Premiere Date 5.25.08

Robert Martin

S1 E8 Length 1:00:13 Premiere Date 5.18.08

William H. Neal

S1 E7 Length 58:30 Premiere Date 5.12.08

Morton Holbrook

S1 E6 Length 57:59 Premiere Date 5.4.08

Mary Helen Byck

S1 E5 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 4.27.08

Everett Moore

S1 E4 Length 55:10 Premiere Date 10.11.02

O. Leonard Press

S1 E3 Length 39:22 Premiere Date 4.13.08

Francis and Louise Hutchins

S1 E2 Length 57:06 Premiere Date 4.6.08

Smith D. Broadbent Jr.

S1 E1 Length 28:40 Premiere Date 4.1.08

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