KET’s Thoroughbred races onto screens nationwide this week
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Celebrate Derby Week and Kentucky’s horse-racing history with viewers across the country by tuning in to the national broadcast of KET’s lush 2010 documentary celebrating that most breathtaking of horse breeds: the Thoroughbred.
“We knew we had a winner with this documentary, and we’re very proud that PBS has chosen to bring Thoroughbred to a wider audience nationwide,” said Craig Cornwell, KET’s director of programming. “It’s a real pleasure to be able to share this unique part of Kentucky’s heritage with the rest of the country.”
From Central Kentucky to Dubai, Thoroughbred, directed by Academy-Award winner Paul Wagner, captures the beauty of the racehorse, introduces the people whose lives revolve around this legendary creature, and explores the history and traditions of the Thoroughbred.
“The film takes you into the hidden world of the Thoroughbred — the places, the people, the history, and culture of America’s oldest sport,” says Wagner. “Although Thoroughbred focuses on a year leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, our hope is that we’ve created a timeless film, as relevant in 10 years as it is today.”
Tune in Thursday, May 5 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Monday, May 9 at 9/8 pm CT on KET2.