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Rufus B. Atwood

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.
S1 E18 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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William H. Neal - S1 E7

A profile of William H. Neal, a civic leader from Owensboro. Neal talks about his first job as a newspaper carrier at the age of 9, his aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player, and his 36-year career with Western Kentucky Gas Company. A 1985 KET production.

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Earl D. Wallace - S1 E9

In 1961, well-known Kentucky businessman and civic leader Earl D. Wallace spearheaded the effort to restore the Shaker village in Mercer County. He remained chairman of the board of the new nonprofit education corporation Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill until his death in 1990. This interview and tribute was taped in October 1982. A KET production.

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Margaret Willis - S1 E10

Margaret Willis served as state librarian from 1954 to 1972, under six different governors. A 1977 KET production.

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Chloe Gifford - S1 E13

Chloe Gifford, the first woman graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, passed the state bar examination at the age of 21. She taught at Sayre School in Lexington and then went to work at UK. A 1974 KET production.

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Joy Bale Boone - S1 E14

A profile of the noted poet, literary critic, and editor who founded the Kentucky literary magazine Approaches (later Kentucky Poetry Review). A 1975 KET production.

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Morton Holbrook - S1 E6

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Everett Moore - S1 E4

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O. Leonard Press - S1 E3

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Francis and Louise Hutchins - S1 E2

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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 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 02:40 Premiere Date 4.1.08

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