Archive for March, 2013

Mr. Selfridge premieres

Jeremy Piven stars as wheeling-dealing American who shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop

Friday, March 29, 2013

Watch Mr. Selfridge: A Scene from Episode 1 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Selfridge In this new Masterpiece Classic eight-part series, Jeremy Piven of HBO’s Entourage stars as a wheeling-dealing American who shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop. Mr. Selfridge is based on the life of colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge and created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies.

At the unfashionable end of Oxford Street in 1909 London, Mr. Selfridge, an American retail tycoon, arrives to jettison fusty British tradition and open the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen: Selfridges. The flamboyant entrepreneur and showman seeks to provide London’s shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill.

Masterpiece Classic Mr. Selfridge premieres on Sunday, March 31 at 9/8 pm on KET and Thursday, April 4 at 9/8 pm on KET2.

Knight News Challenge

KET is competing in this year’s Knight News Challenge and wants your feedback

Monday, March 25, 2013

KET logo_mdKET is competing in this year’s Knight News Challenge, which focuses on open government. The Knight News Challenge states their mission as working to accelerate media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information.

KET seeks to develop an open digital platform and apps that provide engaged citizens, advocates, legislators, businesses, journalists and others immediate and full access to Kentucky legislative proceedings. The mobile and desktop apps will allow you to easily search, watch, read and share transcripts and live and archived video of legislative coverage and policy debates. Social media, SMS text and email alerts on topics, people, legislation and more will allow for deeper engagement.

KET encourages you to go to the Knight News Challenge webpage now through March 29 to ask questions and post comments about how our idea would support open government in the Commonwealth.

We believe this innovative resource is necessary in our digital democracy. For example, the apps, which will be fully accessible on mobile devices and computers, will allow you to easily follow a bill through the legislative process. Individuals can also search for specific bills, legislators, meetings, issues and more, creating a tailored service to meets your needs and interests. Lesson plans using live data and legislative coverage also would be developed for educators to use in classrooms.

The winning Knight News Challenge ideas can earn up to $1 million. More information about the challenge can be found at

2013 Commonwealth Cleanup

Join Dave Shuffett in his biggest challenge ever

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Kentucky Life fans have seen Dave Shuffett try all kinds of activities as part of his “Dave Does It” segment: clean up after penguins, try his hand at ballroom dancing, zipline across treetops, and more. He always has a blast with these, and now it’s your turn to be part of the action to work toward making sure we keep our state beautiful.

On Saturday, March 23, Dave will travel to Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville as part of the 15th annual Commonwealth Cleanup going on this week and managed by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management.

Easily get involved in your community

Dave is asking everyone in the state to join him. It’s your chance to get involved and make a difference for your community—a “Kentucky Does It” at its best.

If you want to volunteer for an event in your area or create your own event, go to the Division of Waste Management site to see a list of events by county.

Then, if you haven’t already, go to Kentucky Life’s Facebook page and “like” it, then post on the wall what you’re doing to help clean up our Commonwealth! Check in with Kentucky Life’s Facebook page all day Saturday to see what kind of cleanup Dave is getting into at Dale Hollow Lake!

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