Archive for April, 2013

Spring Fishing Call-In

Kentucky Afield call-in special answers fishing questions

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kentucky Afield | KET imageSpring is on the way, and Kentuckians eager to return to their favorite fishing spots can get ready with the Kentucky Afield Spring Fishing Call-In 2013.

The call-in, airing live Saturday, April 27 at 8/7 pm on KET, gives viewers the opportunity to ask questions about fishing locations, baits and lures. A taped version of the program airs Sunday, April 28 at 4/3 pm on KET.

The program features host Tim Farmer and a panel of experts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, who provide valuable information and advice for every stage of hunting and fishing.

Congrats, Bill!

KET’s Bill Goodman inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bill Goodman Hall of Fame | KET image

KET public affairs host and managing editor Bill Goodman is one of five individuals inducted today into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Tonight host joins 184 other journalists previously inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1981.

“For a person who makes his living from speaking, I find myself at a loss for the appropriate words to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for my induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame,” Bill says. “Without the support and assistance of my family and the many colleagues who encouraged me along the way, I would not be here today. To the KET family and viewers, I say thank you – this honor belongs to you, as well.”

Since 1996, Bill has been the host and managing editor of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs series Kentucky Tonight. Additionally, he serves as host for Education Matters, along with a number of other public affairs specials, including KET’s election night coverage.

Goodman also hosts the compelling conversation series One to One. His guests have included legendary jockey Pat Day; Nikky Finney, poet, professor and recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry; Pulitzer Prize winner George Will; actor Richard Dreyfuss; current and former Kentucky political leaders; and many others. He is also the author of the KET blog “Bill’s Eye” and is active on Twitter at @BillKET.

A native of Glasgow, Ky., Goodman graduated from Western Kentucky University, and he recently earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Spalding University. Prior to coming to KET, Goodman worked at TV stations in Nashville and Houston.

Globe Trekker

Travel across America, starting with popular spots along Route 66

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Globe Trekker imageJustine Shapiro kicks off this new journey with a road trip west across the United States. Starting in Washington, D.C., she follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. Globe Trekker Around the World: Across America: Route 66 and Beyond airs Sunday, April 14 at 11/10 pm on KET.

She begins her journey in the historic river port of Lynchburg, Virginia, where she takes an old tobacco boat along the James River. From the river Justine hops into a car and heads up into the mountains to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a historic scenic drive that stretches 469 miles along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, from Virginia to North Carolina.

After a brief countryside respite in Arkansas, Justine hits the legendary Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona, where she visits the world’s best preserved meteor crater.


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