Distinguished Kentuckian

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.

Recent Episodes

O. Leonard Press | Friday, August 2 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, August 2 at 7:00 PM CT

Earl D. Wallace | Friday, August 9 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, August 9 at 7:00 PM CT

Margaret Willis | Friday, August 16 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, August 16 at 7:00 PM CT

Chloe Gifford | Friday, August 23 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, August 23 at 7:00 PM CT

Show all past Distinguished Kentuckian episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

Joy Bale Boone

59:01 | #114 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, August 30 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, August 30 at 2:00 AM CT

Barry Bingham Sr.

57:13 | #115 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, September 6 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, September 6 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 6 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, September 6 at 10:30 AM CT

John Jacob Niles

58:54 | #116 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, September 13 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, September 13 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 13 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, September 13 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 13 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, September 13 at 7:00 PM CT

Adolph Rupp

58:39 | #117 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, September 20 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, September 20 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 20 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, September 20 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 20 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, September 20 at 7:00 PM CT

Rufus B. Atwood

58:29 | #118 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, September 27 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, September 27 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 27 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, September 27 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, September 27 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, September 27 at 7:00 PM CT

Eleanor Churchill

57:43 | #119 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, October 4 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, October 4 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 4 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, October 4 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 4 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, October 4 at 7:00 PM CT

Thomas D. Clark

58:43 | #120 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, October 11 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, October 11 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 11 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, October 11 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 11 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, October 11 at 7:00 PM CT

Leslie Combs II

58:44 | #121 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, October 18 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, October 18 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 18 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, October 18 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 18 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, October 18 at 7:00 PM CT

Father Ralph Beiting

58:54 | #122 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, October 25 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, October 25 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 25 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, October 25 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, October 25 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, October 25 at 7:00 PM CT

Harry Caudill

58:57 | #123 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, November 1 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, November 1 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, November 1 at 11:30 AM ET / Friday, November 1 at 10:30 AM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, November 1 at 8:00 PM ET / Friday, November 1 at 7:00 PM CT

Wilson Wyatt Sr.

58:47 | #124 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, November 8 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, November 8 at 2:00 AM CT

Carl Perkins

39:02 | #125 | TV-G

  • KETKY: Friday, November 15 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, November 15 at 2:00 AM CT
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