Posts Tagged ‘KET pledge drive’

WinterPledge begins!

WinterPledge 2013 kicks off with Barbra Streisand

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

WPDuring WinterPledge 2013, Nov. 29 through Dec. 8, viewers 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.

You may call 1-800-866-0366 or go online at KET.org/donate to make a donation.

 

Program highlights

Return to Downton Abbey features moments from the first three seasons and tantalizing previews of season four, which premieres Jan. 5, 2014. Hosted by Susan Sarandon, the program premieres Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9/8 p.m. on KET and Friday, Dec. 6 at 9:30/8:30 p.m. on KET2.

The popular series Doc Martin, which returns with a new season in February 2014, is featured in Doc Martin: Revealed. The program showcases behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming season, shot in Port Isaac in England. It airs Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9/8 p.m. on KET and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9/8 p.m. on KET2.

Also during WinterPledge 2013 is a special edition of Kentucky Collectibles. It airs Saturday, Nov. 30 at 5/4 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8/7 p.m. on KET and Monday, Dec. 2 at 8/7 p.m. on KET2. Tickets for next year’s appraisal fair will be offered during these broadcasts.

Musical performances for all ages and musical tastes

On the new Burt Bacharach’s Best, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones and more perform Bacharach songs in clips from the 1960s and 70s. It airs Saturday, Nov. 30 at 9:30/8:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 6 at 9/8 p.m. on KET and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET2.

The internationally known Celtic Woman returns to KET’s WinterPledge with a new holiday program, Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas. It airs Saturday, Nov. 30 at 8/7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 8/7 p.m. on KET and Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8/7 p.m. on KET2.

In addition, Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming at the new Barclays Center arena on Great Performances’ Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn. The program marks the superstar’s first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. It airs Friday, Nov. 29 at 9/8 p.m. on KET.

Ticketed events

Viewers who make a donation may request, as a thank-you gift, tickets to concerts in Kentucky. Ticketed events include:

-Celtic Woman Holiday Concert: Saturday, Dec. 21 at River Park Center, Owensboro
-Sid The Science Kid: Saturday, Jan. 25 at EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond
-The Tenors: Sunday, Feb. 9 at Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville
-Celtic Woman: Tuesday, March 11 at EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond
-Joe Bonamassa: Friday, April 25 at Rupp Arena, Lexington
-Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair: Summer 2014

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.

Donate to KET now. Giving online is safe and secure.

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.

TeleFund: Thank you!

You made TeleFund another success

Monday, March 19, 2012

We’ve completed another successful TeleFund, and we have so many people to thank: our many energetic phone-bank volunteers, all of the restaurants that donated food for them, the businesses that made generous in-kind donations, and you: the KET viewers who helped support the programming and educational resources that you love! Thank you!

By becoming a member or renewing your support, you enable us to continue our important mission of bringing the insights, discoveries, culture, excitement and entertainment the world has to offer to communities throughout the Commonwealth.

Again, thank you. We absolutely couldn’t have done it without you!

P.S. If you’ve been meaning to donate but haven’t gotten around to it yet, it’s not too late: there are still great thank-you gifts including books, CDs and DVDs and tickets to exciting live events.


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