Archive for November, 2012

WinterPledge 2012

Downton Abbey special, Kentucky covered bridges, Ed Sullivan’s top performances and more

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

During WinterPledge 2012, Nov. 24 through Dec. 2, you have the opportunity to help KET carry out its mission of guiding all Kentuckians on an exciting and fulfilling journey through life to explore Kentucky and the world. Plus, when you donate during this special event, you’ll have the opportunity to receive tickets to a wide range of concerts and experiences that KET offers as thank-you gifts.

Donate to KET now. Giving online is safe and secure.

Program highlights:

Using clips, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, Downton Abbey Revisited features moments from the first two seasons of the popular award-winning Masterpiece series and tantalizing previews of season three. Downton Abbey Revisited airs Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8/7 pm on KET and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11:30/10:30 am on KET2.

On Covered Bridges of Kentucky, a Kentucky Life special, the state’s remaining covered bridges are explored. Host Dave Shuffett talks with author Robert Laughlin about the bridges and his lifelong passion for researching and documenting them. The program visits the Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum, examines the truss designs of the remaining bridges, and takes a photo tour of each bridge. Covered Bridges of Kentucky airs Sunday, Nov. 25 at 5/4 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4/3 pm on KET and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7/6 pm on KET2.

Also during WinterPledge 2012, a special edition of Kentucky Collectibles, KET’s newest series, features experts assessing the value and history of items, ranging from art, antique furniture, pottery and more. This program airs Saturday, Nov. 24 at 5/4 pm and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8/7 pm on KET and Monday, Nov. 26 at 8/7 pm on KET2.

Musical performances for all ages and musical tastes

Jackie Evancho, the America’s Got Talent sensation, returns to Great Performances in “Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies.” Recorded in the movie palace splendor of the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, the 12 year old showcases songs from the silver screen, on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m./11:30 am on KET and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 pm/noon on KET2.

Doo Wop Discoveries features new live and never-before-seen broadcast performances from The Del Vikings, The Clovers, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, Larry Chance & The Earls, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and many more. The program airs Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2/1 pm and Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7/6 pm on KET2 and Monday, Nov. 26 at 8/7 pm on KET.

Legendary TV presenter Ed Sullivan brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America’s living rooms every Sunday night live from New York. Now, KET viewers can relive the experience with Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers 1966-1969, a line-up of original 1960′s performers singing their biggest rock hits. The program airs Monday, Nov. 26 at 10/9 pm and Friday, Nov. 30 at 9/8 pm on KET.

Sam Bush & Friends

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Sam Bush & Friends

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Newgrass founder Sam Bush joins a variety of performers onstage on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8/7 pm on KET.

[Watch all the episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell DriftersThe VespersDread ClampittSierra Hull & Highway 111Nedski and Mojo with JanaRyan Cavanagh & No Mans Land, Hazel Johnson BandSydni Perry and Cafe BlueRockin' Acoustic CircusAct of Congress]

Bush has helped expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He’s an in-demand musician who has played with Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Lyle Lovett, Garth Brooks, and more. In this program, Bush is joined onstage by fellow musicians from this season of Jubilee, including the Greencards’ Kym Warner, Ryan Cavanaugh, Dread Clampitt’s Kyle Ogle, Kenny Oliverio, Boulder Saunders, and Ricky Burch and Curtis Burch of The Curtis Burch Band.

In the 1970s, Bush, along with musicians Courtney Johnson, John Cowan and Curtis Burch, joined together as New Grass Revival and incorporated contemporary music elements in their performances and recordings. Since their music wasn’t bluegrass, technically, they coined the term “newgrass music,” which quickly became popular.

Healthy Citizens

‘Health Three60’ focuses on citizens who work to help improve health

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

The next episode of Health Three60 highlights the work of citizens who are actively working to improve the health outcomes and lives of their fellow Kentuckians on both a community and state-wide level. It premieres Monday, Nov. 12 at 9/8 pm on KET.

One of the inspiring — and heartbreaking — stories featured in this program is the work of Charlotte Wethington, whose son Casey died at the age of 23 of a heroin overdose.

Casey’s life and death were the inspiration for The Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention, a law that became effective in Kentucky on July 13, 2004, and permits parents, relatives and/or friends to intervene on the substance use disorder of a loved one, regardless of age and without criminal charges.

The program will also feature the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project, an effort led by young women who are producing and distributing media that explores the sexual and reproductive health experiences, concerns and needs of women in the region.

In addition to the work done by the organization, Health Three60 also tells the story of the power of people sharing their personal stories and how social media is increasingly being used in the realm of advocacy.

Health Three60, which is produced with funding from the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky, also airs Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11/10 am and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 4/3 pm on the Kentucky Channel.

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