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The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Legislative Update Extras

The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Kentucky Capitol landscape consultant Tim Depenbrock describes the four seasons of work it takes to design and maintain the greenspace that surrounds the capitol, the annex, and the governor's mansion.

Paradise on Earth

Civilizations

Paradise on Earth

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, escapes and refuges—the elusive paradise on earth.

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words

This Regional Emmy Award-winning documentary focuses on the intimate, ground-level experiences of Kentucky troops in Vietnam. More than 40 veterans share their memories of their time in combat, and recount the pain of watching soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice.

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

The tragedies and triumphs of the Korean War are revealed through the stories of local veterans. This 2013 KET program is presented to commemorate Memorial Day.

A Treetop Adventure, Georgetown’s Ward Hall, Helping Children in Need, and More!

Kentucky Life

A Treetop Adventure, Georgetown’s Ward Hall, Helping Children in Need, and More!

Indulge your adventurous side with Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park, Georgetown's Ward Hall is one of the finest 19th-century homes in the nation, the Feminist Artists of Kentucky raise funds for children in need in Africa, and the Filson Historical Society is the home of Kentucky's history.

The History of Churchill Downs

The History of Churchill Downs

It wasn’t the first racetrack in Kentucky, but Churchill Downs is by far the most famous. The Louisville landmark has hosted the Kentucky Derby since its beginning more than 140 years ago.

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred follows a year in the life of this storied horse breed, showcasing its beauty, revealing the people whose lives revolve around the racing industry, and exploring the history and traditions of the Thoroughbred world. This fascinating documentary looks at the Thoroughbred through the eyes of the people who breed, race, sell, and love them. A 2010 KET production.

African-American Jockeys

Kentucky Life

African-American Jockeys

Fifteen of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys were won by African-American jockeys. They dominated the early years of Thoroughbred racing in the United States—and they were widely regarded as the best in the world.

Along Kentucky’s Highway 80

Along Kentucky 80

Along Kentucky’s Highway 80

Journalist John Ed Pearce travels across southern Kentucky on state Hwy. 80, from the Breaks of the Big Sandy on the Virginia border to Columbus-Belmont Battlefield State Park on the Mississippi River. Stops along the way include Mammoth Cave, Lake Cumberland, Logan County sites with historic connections to Jesse James and Andrew Jackson, the South Union Shaker village, Bowling Green, and Cadiz. A 1992 KET production.

Pellom McDaniels: “The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy”

Connections with Renee Shaw

Pellom McDaniels: “The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy”

Pellom McDaniels, faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, talks about his book, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy."