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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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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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Adolph Rupp, one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, coached the University of Kentucky men's basketball team from 1930 to 1972 and built the program into a national powerhouse. A 1975 KET production.

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Rufus B. Atwood served as president of Kentucky State College (now university) from 1929 to 1962. While improving educational opportunities for African Americans and bringing full accreditation to the college, he also led the battle for desegregated education in Kentucky in the 1940s. A 1976 KET production.

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Eleanor Churchill cofounded Churchill Weavers in Berea with her husband, D. Carroll Churchill. Her innate flair for combining colors and textures soon made her the company's primary designer, and she also managed and marketed the business to national renown. A 1976 KET production.

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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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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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Season 1

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 25:54 Premiere Date 7.13.08

Barry Bingham Sr.

S1 E15 Length 57:13 Premiere Date 7.6.08

Joy Bale Boone

S1 E14 Length 56:41 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 58:02 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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