Archive for June, 2010

Batter Up

Ken Burns’s Baseball returns to KET

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

KET is encoring three episodes of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 series, Baseball, Wednesdays, beginning June 30, at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET.

Join Burns for classic baseball stories from the Great Depression through the 1950s, from Joe DiMaggio (pictured) and Satchel Paige to Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Don Larsen.

These three episodes air in anticipation of the September 2010 premiere of Burns and co-director Lynn Novick’s The Tenth Inning, a new two-part documentary series that takes the Baseball series from the 1990s to the present and explores the sport’s new Golden Age — an era of unprecedented home-run totals, popularity, and prosperity — as well as some of baseball’s darkest hours.

In the Community

National Coalition for Literacy, Alzheimer’s Association, more recognize KET

Monday, June 28, 2010

Several local and national organizations have recently recognized KET for contributions in the fields of Alzheimer’s prevention, literacy, public advocacy, and more.

The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) recently announced that KET will be the recipient of a 2010 NCL Literacy Leadership Award. The Literacy Leadership Awards recognize extraordinary national contributions to improving literacy. The NCL cited KET’s Workplace Essential Skills series, which helps job seekers find and retain employment, and GED Connection, which helps students prepare for the GED exam.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter presented KET with their Media Partner of the Year award for providing viewers with in-depth information about the disease and participating in community events.

Also, One to One and Kentucky Tonight host Bill Goodman received the Department of Public Advocacy’s 2010 Anthony Lewis Media Award, which recognizes a member of the media who informs the public on the role public defenders play in providing counsel.

Finally, the National Friends of Public Broadcasting recently presented the Grassroots Advocacy Award to Owensboro resident G. Dan Griffith, vice chair of the KET Friends Board advocacy committee. The Friends Board is KET’s statewide network of volunteers.

Picture Perfect

Photo contest winners announced

Friday, June 25, 2010

We are happy to announce the winners of our “Springtime in Kentucky” Flickr photo contest. Winners received gift codes to, and the photos will be featured in Visions, KET’s monthly member magazine.

The first-place prize went to Jessica Stewart of Hodgenville for her photo “Boyhood Home 062″ (top).

Georgetown’s Ulrich Burkhalter is the second-place winner for “Settimi Point sunrise,” taken at Red River Gorge.

And, the third-place prize went to Matt Novak-Zarate of Louisville for “Disused Bike.”

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated. To see all of the beautiful entries and more photos from around the Commonwealth, visit KET’s Flickr page.

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