KET programming salutes war veterans
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009
In honor of Veterans Day, KET is airing several programs next week:
American Experience: “The Berlin Airlift”
On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked railroad and street access to West Berlin in an effort to take control of the city. But Allied forces responded by doing something that even the best military minds had considered impossible: supplying two million civilians and 20,000 soldiers entirely from the air for nearly a year.
KET Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10/9 pm CT
America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute 2009
This star-studded tribute to the Armed Forces features pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, renowned Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and blues dynamo Shemekia Copeland — all led by The United States Air Force Band and accompanied by The Singing Sergeants chorus. Academy Award-winning actor Lou Gossett, Jr. introduces short vignettes which honor five veterans representing each branch of the military.
KET2 Sunday, Nov. 8 at 5/4 pm CT
KET2 Monday, Nov. 9 at 9/8 pm CT
KETKY Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7 pm CT
KETKY Wednesday, Nov. 11 at midnight/11 pm CT
KETKY Wednesday, Nov. 11 at noon/11 am CT
Bataan: The Harrodsburg Tankers
The story of 66 men from Harrodsburg who fought in the Philippines during WWII and experienced the Bataan Death March.
KETKY Sunday, Nov. 8 at 11/10 pm CT
KETKY Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4/3 pm CT
Call to War
Kentucky actor Matt Long introduces the contrasting true stories of two young Kentuckians in the Civil War. William Horsfall left his Newport home and went on to become the youngest Congressional Medal of Honor winner in history at the age of 14. But 15-year-old Asa Lewis from Barren County left the army to go home and harvest crops to feed his starving family, only to be court-martialed upon his return and then executed.
KETKY Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8:30/7:30 pm CT
The Civil War in Kentucky
Chronicles Kentucky’s role in the Civil War from 1861 until the Confederate retreat from the state in October 1862.
KETKY Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7/6 pm CT
Provides a rare visit to 22 of America’s extraordinary overseas military cemeteries. The program weaves historical elements with contemporary scenes of the cemeteries and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried in them.
KET2 Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6/5 pm CT
KET2 Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7 pm CT
Kentucky at War
Interviews, archival film footage, and letters tell the story of how Kentucky experienced World War II.
KETKY Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3/2 pm CT
KETKY Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8/7 pm CT
Kentucky Life: Veterans Day Special
Profiles Sgt. Alvin York, the most decorated soldier of World War I, and Cordell Hull, U.S. secretary of state and founder of the United Nations, both of whom grew up in northern Tennessee near the Kentucky border. Also, Kentucky connections to the Tuskegee Airmen, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington, and a Boy Scout Project to place flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.
KET2 Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT
Kentucky WWII Veterans: In Their Own Words
Kentucky veterans of World War II recount their combat experiences.
KETKY Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 3/2 pm CT
KETKY Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9/8 pm CT
KETKY Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4/3 pm CT
The Land Called … Fort Knox
Documents the growth of the military reservation across parts of Hardin, Meade, and Bullitt counties. Filmmaker Cory Lash also explores the history of the many Kentucky communities—including Stithton, Garnettsville, and Pitts Point—that dotted the land before the base’s major periods of expansion in 1918, 1940-41, and 1951-52.
KETKY Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10/9 pm CT
Model T’s to War: American Ambulances on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Focuses on the valiant work of the American Field Service, ambulance sections assigned to help the French Army in its fight against German forces during WWI.
KET2 Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 9/8 pm CT
P.O.V.: “The Way We Get By”
On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting nearly 800,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, ME.
KET Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 9/8 pm CT
Secrets of the Dead: “Airmen and the Headhunters”
Investigates the extraordinary survival story of a crew of airmen shot down over the jungles of Japanese-occupied Borneo during World War II.
KET2 Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8/7 pm CT
Tattooed Under Fire
A unique, intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning U.S. soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle.
KET Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT