Candidate programs begin March 21

Tune to Kentucky Tonight for primary election coverage

KET continues its in-depth political coverage with Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidates in contested 2016 primary races for U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

Hosted by Bill Goodman, Kentucky Tonight programs with candidates begin Monday, March 21 at 8/7 pm on KET. The programs will also stream live at KET.org/live and will be archived online.

Here is the schedule for Kentucky Tonight’s primary election programs:

March 21
3rd Congressional District Republicans

March 28
6th Congressional District Republicans

April 11
6th Congressional District Democrats

April 18
1st Congressional District Democrats

April 25
1st Congressional District Republicans

May 2
U.S. Senate Republicans

May 9
U.S. Senate Democrats

Email questions for the candidates at kytonight@ket.org or on Twitter to @BillKET, or call (800) 494-7605 during the programs.

Additionally, don’t miss KET’s live on-air and online primary election night coverage on Tuesday, May 17.

Seasons Greetings

Tune to KET for holiday specials galore

When you’re in the mood for some holiday cheer, tune to KET to make the season bright. Here are the heart-warming, festive tributes to the season — from all-star and celebrated ensemble performances of favorite holiday songs to holiday specials of fan-favorite programs.

Rick Steves’ European Christmas
KET: Monday, Dec. 21 at 8/7 pm
KET2: Thursday, Dec. 24 at 6/5

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, celebrate the season throughout the continent.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets
KET: Monday, Dec. 21 at 9/8 pm

Join stage and singing star Santino Fontana, the Muppets from Sesame Street, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra for a concert that includes Christmas music and songs from Sesame Street.

Christmas at Belmont
KET: Monday, Dec. 21 at 10/9 pm & Thursday, Dec. 24 at 9/8 pm
KET2: Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 9/8 pm

This annual Belmont University tradition celebrates the holiday season and the musical diversity and rich talent of the university’s School of Music. The concert features a collage of familiar carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

The Holidays at Murray State 2015
KET: Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10/9 pm

The Murray State University Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, and featured soloists highlight this annual holiday special.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special
KET: Friday, Dec. 25 at 9/8 pm
KET2: Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 9/8 pm

Festive spirit is in plentiful supply for the beloved Call the Midwife characters. A trip to see the Regent Street lights and a visit from a BBC film crew promise to make this 1960 Christmas one to remember. As the community pulls together to prepare for the televised carol concert, Nonnatus is rocked to the core when one of its own goes missing, causing a full-scale manhunt. Meanwhile, an unexpected surprise for a grieving mother may help bring the Christmas magic home.

Vicious Holiday Special
KET: Friday, Dec. 25 at 10:30/9:30 pm
KET2: Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 10:30/9:30 pm

When Freddie and Stuart host a holiday soiree, a wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths.

The good life

Doug Flynn opens new season of ‘Kentucky Life’ as host

“I’m from Kentucky, I love Kentucky, and I’ve never left Kentucky,” said Doug Flynn, the new host of Kentucky Life, which begins its new season Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8/7 pm on KET.

And it seems the name of the Bluegrass State is never far from the lips of the former major leaguer who played for the Reds and the Mets — and who today thinks catching fish is much more important than catching fly balls.

“I love the outdoors and I love to fish — I take it pretty seriously,” he said. He also takes his love for the state seriously, too, so much so that, when out-of-staters think there’s not much more to Kentucky than the Derby, he’s quick to correct them.

“I love to tell them there’s so much more. There’s all the wonderful history, the great statesmen that we’ve had, all the wonderful places full of natural beauty, and the greatest park system in the country.”

The first program opens with outdoors enthusiast Flynn in an enjoyable trip down the Kentucky River, where the locks have recently been reopened to river traffic. He’ll be speeding along at 70 miles per hour, a little too fast for him to enjoy that favorite hobby.

The opener also features Kentucky military veterans and a spooky trip through the “haunted” mansions of Old Louisville, which will extend through this season.

As a lifelong Kentuckian, Flynn believes that if you live in this state and say you love it, you need to know something about it.

“The history here, there is so much of it!” he said. “I have been impressed, in the short time I’ve been associated with KET, just how much history that I don’t know. But I’m proud of my state and I want to share it.”

Doug looks forward to telling the stories of extraordinary Kentuckians and meeting Kentucky Life fans while on the road.

“When I’m traveling, I like to stop off at small stores, sit down and relax, and get to know people. I hope to bring just a little different twist to the show — it’ll be the same things through different eyes,” he said.

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Watch the video below of Doug talking about his new job as host on One to One with Bill Goodman.


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