Louisvillian Beth Cocanougher says KET helps her discover new worlds
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Back when Beth Cocanougher was a new graduate of the University of Kentucky teaching high-school English, she found educational television was a way to give her students supplemental educational experiences she and her fellow teachers couldn’t provide in the classroom.
Later, in the early 1980s, a new world was opened to her when she stumbled upon KET’s broadcast of the Masterpiece Theater production “Disraeli,” a dramatization of the life of the formidable British prime minister. She fell in love with its history—and then became a devoted follower of the iconic public television series.
Later, after law school and taking a job with LG&E, she was sent to the British Isles for a two-year stint of employment. Stepping onto those shores, she said, she drank in every locale firsthand that she’d first been exposed to through programming on KET.
And so it is without hesitation that the admitted Anglophile says that her decision was an easy one to support KET with an annual donation. During TeleFund, you may donate by calling 1-800-866-0366 or visiting ket.org/donate to give securely online.
“I have gained so much both personally and professionally through the years from KET that when I decided it was time to give back, this is one of the most natural places for me to make my investment,” she said.
“It is immensely important that those of us who are able to provide support do it not only for ourselves but for others so that they can get the same enrichment that we do.”
And that stimulating programming, Cocanougher noted, comes not only from across the pond; she values series produced here in Kentucky by KET—programs made possible, she proudly says, “by viewers like us!”