Louisville Life enters fourth season
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Louisville 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.