Archive for February, 2011

Federal funding

News for week of February 28

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Imagine America’s largest stage dark.
Imagine Kentucky’s biggest schoolhouse empty.
Imagine the greatest library of local and national documentary programming closed.

The debate about federal funding for public broadcasting is also the debate about the future of KET. After a week in recess, the U.S. Senate will soon pick up the debate on H.R. 1, the House-approved resolution which, among its budget cuts, eliminates funding for public broadcasting. If passed, this complete elimination will dramatically alter KET’s service to the people of Kentucky.

Federal funding allows KET to develop learning resources that Kentucky’s teachers and students rely on every day, to educate our youngest citizens with series like Sesame Street, to deliver a vast array of concerts and performances not found anywhere else on television, and to produce and air informative, engaging programs about our state, our nation, and our world.

Thank you to all those who have made their voice on this matter heard. And for those who have not yet done so, there’s still time. Please contact your Senators and Representatives (viewers from other states click here) soon and let them know where you stand on public funding for public broadcasting.

Thank you,

Shae Hopkins
KET Executive Director

Life in Louisville

Thomas Merton Square, singer Harvey Fuqua, and more

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

On this week’s brand-new episode of Louisville Life, we take a look at Father Clyde Crews’ new book, Crossings, which explores little-known historical accounts from the 40 blocks surrounding the area designated “Thomas Merton Square”.

We’ll also learn about Louisvillian Harvey Fuqua, an African-American rhythm and blues singer.

Then Paul Paletti discusses why photography holds such a strong fascination for him and how he chooses the exquisite works to feature in his gallery.

Later, we’ll have a conversation with Raoul Cunningham, president of the Louisville chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and check out the new location for Sister Bean’s Coffee House.

Tune in on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7/6 pm CT on KET and Thursday, Mar. 3 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2 .

Kentucky Pride

Shopping and Travel in the Commonwealth

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

Do you want to spend more of your dollars on products and attractions close to home?

Find out how by watching Go Local, a fast-paced magazine program that champions Kentucky-made products and travel-worthy destinations in our own backyard. Along the way, you’ll discover the people, products, and places that make Kentucky so wonderfully unique.

Tune in to KET2 tonight at 10:30/9:30 pm CT, then again on KETKY on Friday, Feb. 25 at 5/4 pm CT, and on KET on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT.

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