Archive for October, 2010

Cast Your Vote

KET public affairs gears up for Election 2010

Friday, Oct. 27, 2010

KET continues the Commonwealth’s most extensive election coverage and analysis this Sunday with a 90-minute block of issue-related programming, beginning with Comment on Kentucky at 12:30 p.m./11:30 a.m. CT. At 1 p.m./noon CT, One to One with Bill Goodman and Connections with Renee Shaw examine the latest thoughts and analysis from pundits and opinion leaders on their election preview programs.

On the eve of Election Day, the state’s party leadership joins Kentucky Tonight to discuss final strategies and analysis. The program airs Monday, Nov. 1 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET.

And, live Election Day coverage begins at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET on Election 2010: The Vote; returns begin at 7/6 p.m. CT during PBS NewsHour.

Visit www.ket.org/election to watch candidate videos from KET’s vast archives and share your comments.

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Don’t miss this week’s spooky specials

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

After you’ve bought your candy, perfected your costume, and carved your pumpkin, take a break and get in the mood for Halloween with KET. Scary (but not too scary) specials include a trip to Pompeii’s neighboring city; a walk through some of the country’s most interesting cemeteries; a profile of a very special mummy; and visits from witches, haunted houses, ghosts, and more.

First, Secrets of the Dead travels to Herculaneum. Just a few miles from fabled Pompeii, this city was also buried and frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. But unlike Pompeii, it was not suffocated by falling ash but instead engulfed by blistering pyroclastic flows. “Herculaneum Uncovered” airs tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET2.

Also tonight, Things That Go Bump in the Night details some of New England’s most bone-chilling stories, myths, and legends at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET2. And, A Cemetery Special provides an unusual and informative look at graves, monuments, family plots, and memorial sculpture at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2.

Then, tomorrow at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET, Trail of the Mummy reconstructs the life and times of Anchhor, an Egyptian Priest who lived around 650 B.C. in the ancient city of Thebes. His mummified body is one of the few that have been recovered fully intact. And, The Hopewell Haunting investigates a haunted house in Greenup County at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2.

This weekend, The Haunting Tradition retells tales of the supernatural passed on through generations of Western Kentucky storytellers on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET2. And finally, The Bell Witch Legend, airing Sunday, Oct. 31 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2, shares the story of a sinister entity that tormented a pioneer family on Tennessee’s early frontier between 1817 and 1821 on.

Happy Halloween!

Painting with Glass

Kentucky Muse follows installation of Kentucky artist’s work

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Kentucky Muse follows the creative process of Woodford County artist Guy Kemper on “Painting with Glass,” airing Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 9/8 p.m. CT; Sunday, Oct. 31 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET; and Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2. The program chronicles Kemper’s creation of a large public art commission, from conception to completion, for a major light rail station in Seattle.

Produced by independent producer Marc Pingry of Seattle, this edition of Kentucky Muse shows the design process at Kemper’s studio in rural Woodford County, the glass blowing factory in Germany, two visits to the German fabrication studio, the installation of two commissioned pieces and finally, the opening of the new rail system.

Kemper’s “Rain, Steam and Speed” was inspired by locomotion and the 19th century J.M.W. Turner masterpiece of the same name. And, “Seattle Sunrise,” an homage to “Mexican Sunrise” by Georgia O’Keefe, responds to the surrounding landscape. Both works incorporate lead crystal prisms that shower the interior of the rail station with rainbows in an ever-changing, unpredictable manner and provide interesting prismatic refractions at night.

Kemper, an internationally-known glass artist, has also completed projects at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Orlando, Baltimore-Washington and Clearwater/St. Petersburg international airports, and the Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero in New York.


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