In the late 18th and early 19th century, Northern Kentucky was a hotbed of fossil discovery. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is now located where many of those fossils were found, and is named for the salt springs and mineral deposits that attracted ancient animals to the area.
Chart-topping band Exile hits the road performing their greatest hits, step into the extraordinary at Louisville's superhero-themed restaurant SuperChefs, and explore the history of Ulysses S. Grant and his Kentucky connections and inspirations in this first of a three-part series.
We'll Meet Again
Although the fighting in the Korean War ceased in 1953, two men have never forgotten the comrades who helped them make it through tough times. Jim wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and Tony hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln. This episode was recorded at her childhood home in downtown Lexington, Ky. Renee speaks with Gwen Thompson, executive director the Mary Todd Lincoln House and history advocate Stuart Sanders with the Kentucky Historical Society. They discuss the Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour that spotlights 14 historic sites from Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln's time in the city.
Letters from Baghdad
"Letters from Baghdad" is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female “Lawrence of Arabia.” More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I and established the Iraq Museum, infamously ransacked in 2003.
Top chefs in Louisville mentor up-and-coming female chefs to take the lead in professional kitchens; take in the sights and smells at Frankfort's Candleberry Candles, and learn about the fascinating life of African-American Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Goff.
Conversations with Champions
Billy Reed sits down with former University of Kentucky basketball player Rex Chapman. Retired from professional basketball, Chapman played for four NBA teams through his 12-year career in the league.
Robert Penn Warren: A Vision
This original KET production explores the life and career of Kentucky's most acclaimed writer. He penned the 1946 novel "All the King's Men", which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He also received two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and served as our nation's Poet Laureate. The documentary traces Warren's birth (1905) and upbringing in Guthrie, Ky., his years at Vanderbilt University, his eventual inclusion into the Nashville Agrarians, and his path as a poet, novelist, scholar, and journalist.