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Here’s Johnny!

‘American Masters’ profiles television icon Johnny Carson on Monday night

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occassions than anyone else in American history: over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life and a part of the zeitgeist.

American Masters explores the life, career, complexities and contradictions in the two-hour documentary “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night” on Monday, May 14 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Sunday, May 20 at 9/8 pm CT on KET2.

Narrated by actor Kevin Spacey, the film features 45 original interviews with Carson’s friends, family and colleagues, including his second wife, Joanne; Dick Cavett; Doc Severinsen; and other staff of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Many performers who appeared or began their careers on The Tonight Show are also interviewed, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Drew Carey, Garry Shandling, Steve Martin, Angie Dickinson, Ellen DeGeneres, Carl Reiner, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers, and David Steinberg.

One of the biggest stars that television has ever produced, Carson, who died in 2005, commanded at his peak a nightly audience of 16 million viewers — double the current audience of Leno and Letterman combined. Rarely giving interviews, Carson chose to remain a very private man whose public persona made him an American superstar.

Carson once revealed, “I can get in front of an audience and be in control. I suppose it’s manipulation. Offstage, I’m aloof because I’m not very comfortable.”


Holiday programs

Deck the halls with KET holiday shows!

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Mark your calendars: exciting new concerts, specials and children’s programs highlight KET’s 2011 holiday programming! Here’s a list of some of the biggest programs airing the rest of December, including Kentucky Life‘s annual Christmas special on Saturday, Dec. 17 and more:

Live from Lincoln Center: “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”: Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia’s Christmas Kitchen: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5:30/4:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Rick Steves’ European Christmas: Thursday, December 15 at 10/9 pm CT on KET

Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland: Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:30/10:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Kentucky Life: 2011 Christmas Special: Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Movie Classics: The Great Rupert (A Christmas Wish): Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET

Purdue Christmas Show: Monday, Dec. 19 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2

Shalom Sesame – Chanukah: The Missing Menorah: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m./noon CT on KET

Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables & Traditions: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET2

Christmas at St. Olaf: Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET

Cricket on the Hearth: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m./noon CT on KET

Nature: “Christmas in Yellowstone”: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Crafting a Kentucky Nutcracker: Louisville Ballet & The Brown-Forman Nutcracker: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Prima Princessa Presents the Nutcracker: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. /noon CT on KET

One Silent Night: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10:30/9:30 p.m CT on KET2; Saturday, Dec. 24 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET

Travelscope – Germany’s Holiday Markets: Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Christmas at Belmont: Friday, Dec. 23 at 10/9 p.m. CT and Sunday, Dec. 25 at 2/1 p.m. CT on KET

Kentucky Life: KaLightoscope Christmas/Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave/Nativity Display in Maysville/Berry in Harrison County: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Movie Classics: Scrooge: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET

Coldplay New Year’s Eve: An Austin City Limits Special: Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11:33/10:33 p.m. CT on KET

Great cathedrals

How did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights?

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA.

Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spider web of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are a marvel of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights?

On Nova‘s “Building the Great Cathedrals,” an international team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists searches the naves, bays and bell-towers for clues to how the dream of these heavenly temples on Earth came true.

Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stones. Now, many teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.

Nova‘s “Building the Great Cathedrals” airs Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Sunday, Oct. 9 at 6/5 pm CT on KET2.

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