Archive for September, 2009

Jump into River City

Louisville Life enters fourth season

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Candyce ClifftLouisville Life, KET’s Emmy award-winning series exploring Kentucky’s largest city, enters its fourth season tomorrow with a look back at legendary film director D.W. Griffith, a tour of Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, a survey of Kentucky lands protected by the National Park Service, a visit to a long-standing Louisville bookstore and more. The program, hosted by Candyce Clifft (pictured), airs tomorrow night at 7:30/6:30 p.m. CT on KET2.

Born in Oldham County and a one-time Louisville resident, Griffith is most famous for directing the controversial 1915 film Birth of a Nation. Louisville Life looks at the filmmaker’s life, takes in a Griffith exhibit at the Oldham County Historical Society and visits his gravesite near Crestwood. A local historian and two Griffith family members also share their insights.

The program then travels to Henry County to visit Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, a family-operated business that replaced its tobacco crop with grapes.

As PBS showcases Ken Burns’s new documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Louisville Life looks at the National Park Service in Kentucky. Five properties in Kentucky fall under the National Park Service, including the Commonwealth’s only national park, Mammoth Cave.

Candyce also speaks with Bellarmine University President Joseph McGowan, who discusses the university’s achievements and challenges.

And, the program visits Louisville’s oldest independent bookstore, Carmichael’s.

Artsy-craftsy

Visit KET at the St. James Court Art Show

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

KET staffers will be on hand to spread the word about our programs and services at the St. James Court Art Show in Louisville.

Held amid the historic homes of Old Louisville, the event attracts thousands of visitors and more than 700 artists from around the country. This year, it will be held Oct. 2 – 4.

For more news about the arts on KET and around Kentucky, visit www.ket.org/arts.

Life just got better

Kentucky Life and Louisville Life begin new seasons

Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Loretta LynnKET’s award-winning Kentucky Life series is enters its 15th season this weekend with a visit to Renfro Valley to meet Kentucky native and country music legend Loretta Lynn (pictured). The season premiere, which airs Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET, also features the Bluegrass Heritage Museum; a unique portion of downtown Louisville; and a miniature horse farm, where the residents have big personalities.

Now produced entirely in high definition, Kentucky Life showcases the people and places of the Commonwealth as they’ve never been seen before. Along with a new look, the series’ 15th season, hosted by Dave Shuffett, also features new segments: “Our Town,” “Downtown,” and “Dave Does It.”

And, viewers get a sneak peek of a Kentucky Life special this week. Inspired by Ken Burns’s latest documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, the program explores several of the Commonwealth’s nationally recognized treasures, including Mammoth Cave National Park, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Big South Fork National River, and more. Kentucky’s National Parks: A ‘Kentucky Life’ Special premieres during KET’s WinterPledge 2009, taking place November 28 through December 6, but a special preview airs at the end of the Monday, Sept. 28 broadcast of the Ken Burns special.

Louisville Life, KET’s Emmy award-winning series exploring Kentucky’s largest city, also enters a new season this week. The series’ fourth season, hosted by Candyce Clifft, premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. CT on KET2 with a look back at legendary film director D.W. Griffith, a tour of Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, a survey of Kentucky lands protected by the National Park Service, a visit to a long-standing Louisville bookstore, and more.


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