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.

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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.

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