Archive for August, 2013

The March

PBS special honors 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, The March looks at the day in 1963 where Martin Luther King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the march almost didn’t happen. The program airs Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 9/8 p.m. on KET.

Unprecedented in size, the Aug. 28, 1963 massive demonstration for racial and economic equality issued a clarion call for racial justice that would help usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion. The event, which will forever be remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s stirring “I Have a Dream” speech, endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact.

Deploying remarkable rare archival footage, The March recounts the dramatic events that took place not only in front of the cameras but behind the scenes, revealing how one of the most important events in the Civil Rights Movement almost didn’t happen, told by those who refused to back down and whose lives it forever changed.

PBS member stations, including KET, are sparking community engagement with Memories of the March, a series of video vignettes featuring first-person accounts from those who were present at the event or whose lives were impacted by the March. Make sure to watch KET’s videos in the special collection on former Kentucky state senator Georgia Davis Powers and NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham.

Best Kentucky Buildings

Vote August 15 through September

Friday, August 16, 2013

Contest LogosIn April, KET partnered with the Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Kentucky) to ask the public to nominate their favorite buildings for two competitions, “50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings” and “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville.” For the former, 50 finalists have been selected out of more than 300 submissions. Starting August 15 through the end of September, voting will take place to determine the ranking for the “50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings” competition.

The complete list of 50 buildings is below. To vote, visit

All nominations located in Jefferson County were automatically entered into the “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville” competition and will be peer reviewed by a professional jury.)

The winners of both competitions will be announced in November at a special event to which nominees, owners and architects of the nominated buildings and the general public will be invited.

21C Museum Hotel, Louisville
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Aegon Center, Louisville
American Life & Accident Insurance Co., Louisville
Appalshop, Whitesburg
Bernheim Arboretum Visitor Center, Clermont
Calumet Farm, Lexington
Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, Louisville
Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville
Centre Family Dwelling, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg
Conrad Caldwell House Museum, Louisville
Federal Hill (My Old Kentucky Home), Bardstown
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, Louisville
Humana Tower, Louisville
Irvin Cobb Hotel, Paducah
Jacob’s Hall Museum, Kentucky School for the Deaf, Danville
Jesse R. Zeigler House, Frankfort
John B. Begley Chapel, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia
Kaden Tower, Louisville
Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, Frankfort
Kentucky State Capitol Building, Frankfort
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Frankfort
Kincaid Towers, Lexington
Leight House, Louisville
Locust Grove, Louisville
Louisville Water Tower and River Road Pumping Station
Louisville Water Works Crescent Hill Filter Plant
Meadow View Cemetery Funeral Pavilion, Louisville
Memorial Coliseum, Lexington
Moremen Chapel at Riverside, Louisville
Newport Courthouse
Northern Kentucky University Student Union, Highland Heights
Old Morrison, Lexington
Old State Capitol, Frankfort
Paducah City Hall
Pope Villa, Lexington
Portland Elementary School, Louisville
Samuel J. Richie Building, Kentucky School for the Blind, Louisville
St Matthews Episcopal Church, Louisville
St. James Catholic Church, Louisville
St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Covington
The Ascent at Roebling Bridge, Covington
The Louisville Ballet Center
The Louisville Palace
The Powell Building University Center, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond
Twin Spires of Churchill Downs, Louisville
University Health Services, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Waterfront Park Place, Louisville
Whitehaven Welcome Center, Paducah
Wickland, Home of Three Governors, Bardstown


Season premiere of Health Three60 explores impact of bullying on children

Monday, August 12, 2013

KET imageKET’s health-and-wellness program Health Three60 launches its third season this week with a look at bullying in “When Children are Cruel.”

Host Renee Shaw and guests examine the growing problem of bullying and what schools and communities around the state are doing to create a new culture of compassion and respect among young people. The program premieres Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 9/8 pm on KET. The show’s guests include:

  • Susan and Morgan Guess, a mother and daughter from Paducah who have created a foundation to provide “anti-bullying kits” for schools.
  • Dr. Dorothy Edwards, founder of the Green Dot violence prevention program, discusses the initiative, and she also talks about the involvement of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
  • Dr. Christopher K. Peters, director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Center at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, offers clinical expertise
  • Karen McCuiston, director of the resource center at the Kentucky Center for School Safety, shares how schools are implementing anti-bullying programs across the state.

Follow @HealthKET on Twitter for insights into this program and other Health Three60 programs this season. Health Three60 is funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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