Archive for April, 2010

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Senate candidates on Kentucky Tonight

Friday, April 30, 2010

On the next editions of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman talks with the U.S. Senate primary candidates. The programs air Mondays, May 3 and 10, at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET and at

First, on May 3, viewers meet Democratic candidates James Buckmaster, Jack Conway, Daniel Mongiardo, Darlene F. Price, and Maurice M. Sweeney.

Then, on May 10, Goodman welcomes Republican candidates C.M. “Trey” Grayson, Gurley L. Martin, Rand Paul, Jon J. Scribner, and John Stephenson.

Viewers may send questions for the candidates to or use the online message form at The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

Due to national interest in the Kentucky Senate races, C-SPAN will also air both programs.


Louisville Life joins Derby celebration

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This year’s Derby celebration is in full swing, and Louisville Life joins in the fun with a look at several Derby icons, including a popular hangout near Churchill Downs, hats, twin spires, and more. The program, hosted by Candyce Clifft, airs Thursday, April 29 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. CT on KET2; Saturday, May 1 at 7/6 p.m. CT on KET; and Sunday, May 2 at noon/11 a.m. CT on KET2.

First, Wagner’s Pharmacy opened in 1922 when Leo Wagner bought Hagen’s Pharmacy, where he had worked since he was 14. Threatened by the presence of another newly opened pharmacy on the block, Wagner looked for a market to corner — and found it at Churchill Downs. He let the horsemen buy their cigarettes and other weekly staples on credit and generated a friendship and loyalty that has lasted for three generations. Louisville Life discusses the history and continued success with the current owner, Brenda Wagner.

Then, viewers take a trip to Objects of Desire Gallery in the Highlands, where owner Julia Comer shows off some of her unique hats.

Also, just in time for the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, Et Cetera celebrates the anniversary of Louisville’s most iconic image — the towering twin spires at historic Churchill Downs.

And, Candyce talks with Julie Koenig-Loignon, a familiar face in Louisville for her years as an anchor on WHAS-TV. Now vice president of brand development and marketing at Churchill Downs, Koenig-Loignon talks about Derby 136 and HullabaLou, a new summer music festival.

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Great Performances puts on ‘Hamlet’

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shakespeare’s immortal “To be, or not to be” takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant (pictured) and Sir Patrick Stewart reprise their roles for a modern adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 stage production of Hamlet. Great Performances “Hamlet” airs Wednesday, April 28 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET.

Best known for his performance in the title role of the popular British TV series Doctor Who, Tennant, who stars as Hamlet, made his PBS debut in October as the host of Masterpiece Contemporary. His many other credits include his recent portrayal of Barty Crouch Junior in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Tennant has also received numerous awards from the theater community for several Shakespearean productions and other classic plays.

Veteran stage and screen actor Sir Patrick Stewart reprises his 2009 Laurence Olivier Award-winning role of Claudius in the screen version.

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