Archive for September, 2011

KET at St. James

Visit with KET at the St. James art fair in Louisville

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

While you’re enjoying the sights of the 55th annual St. James Court Art Show in Louisville this weekend (Friday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 2), stop by KET’s booth to chat about your favorite programming…and to pick up your free KET shopping bag!

The event is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show of 750 artists from North America and is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville. Look for KET’s tent south of the center fountain near Belgravia Court.

Japan’s killer quake

Discover more about the earthquake that rocked Japan

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA.

Tonight’s back-to-back episodes of Nova examine the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the northeastern coast of Japan earlier this year.

“Japan’s Killer Quake” combines on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival and compelling eyewitness videos for a unique look at the science behind Japan’s catastrophic earthquake that took place on March 11, 2011.

Then, the all-new Surviving the Tsunami: A Nova Special Presentation offers more gripping personal stories from survivors and what it was like to face this life-threatening disaster. In some areas, the tsunami climbed more than 100 feet in height and traveled miles inland. Amazingly, amateur and professional photographers captured it all on video, including remarkable tales of human survival, as ordinary citizens became heroes in a drama they never could have imagined.

KET’s encore presentation of “Japan’s Killer Quake” airs Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9/8 pm CT on KET; Surviving the Tsunami premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10/9 pm CT on KET.

A Spirited Night

KET invites you to an exclusive preview of Prohibition!

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

KET’s Northern Kentucky Regional Board is hosting an exclusive preview of the much-anticipated PBS documentary Prohibition on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Newport Syndicate in Newport, Ky.

In the razzle-dazzle style of Roaring 20s fun, this 12th-annual event advances the education, health, culture and citizenship of Kentuckians through KET. Tickets are $75 per person and include live entertainment, hospitality, optional gangster tours and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit KET.

The Newport Syndicate, where the event will be held, is located at 18 E. 5th Street in Newport. Optional attire includes a fedora or feathers!

Prohibition is a three-part, six-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that airs October 2, 3 and 4 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET. Set in the era of bathtub gin, bootleggers and speakeasies, the series tells the true story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 


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