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Rufus B. Atwood

Rufus B. Atwood

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.
Season 1 Episode 18 Length 58:29 Premiere: 7/27/08 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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Lillie Chaffin

Premiered On: 09/22/2008

An interview with Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Lillie Chaffin. In 1974, she was designated by the state legislature as an associate poet laureate of Kentucky. A 1979 KET production.

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A.D. Albright

Premiered On: 09/22/2008

A.D. Albright was president of Northern Kentucky University during perhaps the most critical period in its early history. He guided the school to maturity, doubling enrollment to more than 10,000 and overseeing $40 million in construction projects that gave an identity to the sprawling Highland Heights campus. A 1991 KET production.

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Francis and Louise Hutchins

Premiered On: 04/06/2008

Berea College's fifth president, Francis Hutchins, and his wife, Louise, were both advocates for international education. Berea's Center for International Education is named for them. A 1976 KET production.

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O. Leonard Press

Premiered On: 04/13/2008

A profile of KET's founding executive director, O. Leonard Press. His reminiscences about the early days of public broadcasting in Kentucky provide a fascinating glimpse of people, places, and events spanning a 40-year period from 1952 to 1992. A 1992 production of Video Editing Services, Lexington.

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Everett Moore

Premiered On: 10/11/2002

A profile of Everett Moore, one-time president and chairman of the board of Fruit of the Loom. Born in Franklin County, Moore joined the Union Underwear Company in the early 1930s and worked his way up to vice president in 1940. Union Underwear became Fruit of the Loom in 1959. Moore died in April 1993 at the age of 85. A 1984 KET production.

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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 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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