Archive for August, 2012

Full Convention Coverage

PBS is the only place to watch full convention coverage

Originally posted Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Update, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012: Due to Hurricane Isaac weather conditions, the Monday, Aug. 27 events of the Republican National Convention have been canceled. Republican National Convention coverage airs Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Thursday, Aug. 30 beginning at 7/6 pm CT on KET.

The Republican and Democratic national conventions are a staple of America’s presidential election every four years, and PBS is the only place on broadcast television to watch full primetime coverage of both conventions during the next two weeks.

Equity and access for everyone is at the core of KET’s mission, and that mission is never more important as during the political season when you’re determining the issues and values that matter most to you.

Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage from the PBS Skybox on PBS Convention Coverage—A NewsHour Special Report at both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Republican National Convention coverage airs Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Thursday, Aug. 30 beginning at 7/6 pm CT on KET, and Democratic National Convention coverage airs Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Thursday, Sept. 6 beginning at 8/7 pm CT on KET. Each night offers three hours of continuous convention coverage, giving you an inside look at the issues and people who will shape America’s future come Election Day in November.

This year’s convention coverage also includes 24-hour online stories and updates with NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan and extended coverage via the NewsHour’s interactive digital map center and “NewsHour All Hours,” a 24-hour livestream on multiple channels that offers viewers an “all-access pass” to the conventions. Visit for access.

Watch Market Warriors

Catch up on all the Market madness so far this season

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

If you haven’t watched Market Warriors yet, or you’ve missed a few episodes and need to catch up, you can watch them all online! Remember, Market Warriors airs Mondays at 9/8 pm CT on KET2 and Thursdays at 10/9 pm CT on KET.

Antiques professionals embark on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets and antique shops for vintage items and selling their finds at auction in an engaging and friendly competition. Join pickers Bob, John, Kevin and Miller as they race to beat the clock and win at auction.

Antiquing in Adamstown, PA: Watch now

In the series premiere, our four pickers head to Lancaster, Pennyslvania, home to Renningers Adamstown — a large indoor/outdoor flea market where they will be challenged to find Mid-Century modern items amid the Pennsylvania Dutch antiques.

Antiquing in Philadelphia, PA: Watch now

Our pickers are in the city of brotherly love and working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. Working within their fixed budgets, the challenge is to find costume jewelry — with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction. Notable picks include a set by the French jeweler Marcel Boucher and additional items.

Antiquing in Cumming, GA: Watch now

Our pickers encounter some southern hospitality at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market just outside Atlanta. This week’s challenge is to find vintage advertising, and in Coca Cola country there is plenty to find. Some notable picks include a rare Red Rock Cola piece, a Sterling Card case and an antique hobbyhorse.

Antiquing in Brimfield, MA — Part 1: Watch now

Our pickers head to the Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the largest outdoor market in the world. There, the pickers struggle to find the right items to sell at Cowan’s Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the challenge this week, the pickers are teamed up and tasked with finding art glass among the market’s 6,000 vendors.

Jubilee: Curtis Burch Band

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Curtis Burch Band

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bluegrass icon Curtis Burch, a founding member of New Grass Revival in the 1970s, performs with his band on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, August 21 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and Saturday, August 25 at 11/10 pm CT on KET2.

[Watch previous episodes online of this season of Jubilee: Sam Bush Band and The Greencards.]

Burch’s interest in music came from his father, a rhythm guitar player, who taught him how to play. While he was a teenager, Burch played with The Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds and the Osborne Brothers. In 1971, Burch moved to Nashville and teamed up with Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson and John Cowan to form New Grass Revival.

“What I started playing evolved over a slow period of time over the years,” Burch says in a Jubilee interview. Burch says he wanted to play the “progressive” kind of music that was being performed by The Country Gentleman, The Dillards Bluegrass Band and others.

“I wanted to go that direction. It didn’t have a name, you know, it was just modern-type bluegrass.” And joining New Grass Revival took him where he wanted to go, Burch says.

The Curtis Burch Band performs, among other songs: “This Heart of Mine;” “Pennies in My Pocket;” “Get Together;” “Skippin’ in the Mississippi Dew;” “Truck Driving Man;” and “So Happy Together.”

Members of the Curtis Burch Band include: Burch on vocals and dobro; Ruth Burch on guitar and vocals; Ricky Burch on banjo and vocals; Paul McCoy on bass; Marc Owen on percussion; and Joel Whittinghill on fiddle and mandolin.

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