Archive for July, 2012

And the winners are…

KET productions and programs win seven regional Emmys

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded KET productions and programs seven regional Emmy Awards! Make sure to click on the links to watch the programs online.

Matt Grimm won in the “Magazine Feature/Segment” category for the Kentucky Life segment “Memorials,” which features Kentuckians commemorating loss and finding hope through the creation of memorials and sculpture.

Carl Babcock and Deidre Clark won in the “Special Event Coverage” category for the KET election-season production Gubernatorial Inauguration 2011.

Laura Krueger and John Bacon won in the “Health/Science/Environment – Program” category for More Than Child’s Play: Why Physical Activity Matters, a KET production explores the importance of all children to be physically active.

Tim Farmer won in the “Program Host/Moderator/Narrator” category for his work as host of Kentucky Afield, a weekly program produced by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Amy Hess, co-host of the upcoming KET series Kentucky Collectibles, won in the “Magazine Program” category for the program Go Local, which airs on KET and is produced by Beloved Productions and Eppic Films.

Bluegrass & Backroads, produced by Kentucky Farm Bureau, won in the “Magazine Feature/Segment” category for a segment of the program.

And Douglas Smith, Heidi Thiel and Ben Jackey won in the “Education/Schools – Program” category for Our Kids, a program produced by Jefferson County Public Schools.

History Detectives

History Detectives heads to Kentucky to investigate matching Civil War era pistols, and more

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Part of tonight’s History Detectives takes place in Kentucky! Wes Cowan travels to Frankfort to research the identity of an Owensboro man whose name is engraved on a rare set of Civil War-era pistols, still in their original case.

Then he visits local landmarks, including Rick’s City Cafe, and discovers his own family history intersects with that of the original owner of these guns.

Also, Tukufu Zuberi explores the story behind an old 78rpm distributed by K.K.K Records, and Eduardo Pagan tries to prove that Motown bass player James Jamerson owned a battered Ampeg B-15 amp.

This episode of History Detectives airs Tuesday, July 24 at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

Challenging Stereotypes

Syrian women embark on mission to balance dreams and faith

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Watch Light in Her Eyes: The Biggest Challenge for Muslim Women on PBS. See more from POV.

How do you define freedom? Women in Syria are working to change how their society defines freedom by challenging cultural norms while staying true to the Islamic faith. For years, it has been taught that it isn’t a woman’s place to be educated, because her place is to run the household.

The POV documentary “The Light in Her Eyes” portrays Houda al-Habash, a Syrian woman willing to challenge the stereotypes of Muslim women by running a Qur’an school for girls in a local mosque. Filmed months prior to the uprising in Syria, she teaches her girls that they can still stay true to the Islamic faith while not compromising on their personal dreams.

Students of al-Habash’s school believe that it is not their faith that is holding them back but rather society and its interpretation of the Qur’an. One student states, “For girls, if you don’t know the truth, you are going to be misled.”

POV’s “The Light in Her Eyes” airs Sunday, July 22 at 10/9 pm CT on KET2.


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