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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Along Kentucky 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.
Connections with Renee Shaw
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."