KET 2018An important part of our mission is taking our message into “the world” and Kentucky Educational Television is an important step in that direction. Through a partnership with KET, KTW live programs are being recorded for broadcast across the 16 stations that form the KET network.

In addition to reaching almost all parts of our state, KET reaches into parts of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. This partnership is truly a game-changer for Kentucky to the World, and we’re proud to be able to help provide KET with important programming that promotes the best our state has to offer.

Kentucky Educational Television – KET – is the largest public television network in the country, second largest in the world, and reaches every Kentucky school and 5.5 million viewers in eight states daily. It is also Kentucky’s highest-quality source for public affairs and cultural programming.

We are excited to announce that KET is also streaming our Speaker Series programs beginning with the March 2016 Booth sisters program.

Find out more at KET website.

 

Phillip A. Sharp

Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Phillip A. Sharp is an Institute Professor (highest rank) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-founder of Biogen, Inc., and founder of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He discusses his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology with Jenni Laidman, a freelance writer specializing in science and medicine. A native of Kentucky, Dr. Sharp talks about growing up on a farm in Pendleton County and how he learned the value of hard work and to keep moving forward. His early education took place entirely in the public schools of Pendleton County, where he first gained his appreciation of math and science.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to the KET broadcast on your TV.

 

Empower Today & Change Tomorrow: Louisville’s Global Game Changers

This program focuses on Louisville’s own Global Game Changers (GGC), a nonprofit that seeks to empower all children to discover their inner superpower through unique educational programs and partnerships. Sam Corbett, president of the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, moderates a discussion with GGC co-founders Jan Helson, a successful business owner and philanthropist, and her daughter Rachel Annette Helson, an actress, producer, CEO and philanthropist who lives in New York City, as well as Anne and Justin Walker, who returned from successful careers to Louisville to head the organization. Together they are expanding GGC using their equation: MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER to change the trajectory of Louisville youth to become change-makers in their community.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to the KET broadcast on your TV.

 

Elizabeth Mayhew

Elizabeth Mayhew: From KentUCKy to KenLUCKY – How Kentucky Roots Propelled Her Success

Style expert and Louisville native Elizabeth Mayhew has a conversation with WAVE3’s Shannon Cogan and shares how being born and raised in Kentucky has helped propel her success in some unexpected ways. Mayhew is the brand editor for Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired brand Draper James, is a regular on NBC’s Today Show, and a columnist for The Washington Post. She is the author of FLIP! for Decorating.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to KET broadcast on your TV.

 

Inside Political Reporting in the Era of Tribalism, Trump, & Twitter

Long time national political reporter, and Louisville native, Perry Bacon, Jr. shares an insider’s view honed from more than a dozen years in Washington and on the campaign trail covering our nation’s most important political developments. Hear his insights on the rise of hyper-partisanship, the growing connection between celebrity and political success, and how technology is reshaping media and politics. He explores how we got to a President Trump and what that means for 2017 and beyond.

Following his remarks, Perry and Congressman John Yarmuth, a former newspaper publisher, whom Perry met as a high school student in the days when he was just “a nerdy kid” dreaming big, discussed the future of politics and the media.

Perry Bacon, Jr. is the Senior Political Writer for ESPN’s 538 and John Yarmuth is a United States Congressman from the 3rd district of Kentucky.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to KET broadcast on your TV.

 

WENDY WHELAN – TO THE POINT: A Conversation with Emily Bingham

Millions know Wendy Whelan as America’s premier ballerina, but few know the woman inside the dance icon.  Award-winning historian and author, Emily Bingham, engaged in an intimate conversation with one of America’s premier dance artists as she talked about her future and embracing her creative power. “I honestly feel like I’m bursting with something. I’m deciding who I want to dance with, what I want to do each day. It’s not a place I’ve been at in my career before… It’s daunting and scary, and so beautiful.” – Wendy Whelan.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to KET broadcast on your TV.

The Booth Sisters – Lady, Rebecca, and Cecil

The Booth sisters – Lady, Rebecca, and Cecil – talk about growing up in Kentucky; success in their chosen professions; and their famous dad – Wayne Perkey of 84 WHAS radio.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to KET broadcast on your TV.

 

Breaking the Mold Podcast by Evan and Daniel Roth with Junior Bridgeman

Brothers Daniel and Evan Roth presented the first ever LIVE audience production of their popular Breaking the Mold podcast. Daniel Roth, executive editor of LinkedIn, and Evan Roth a founder of BBR Partners interviewed Junior Bridgeman, a franchise entrepreneur and former Uof L and NBA star about how he navigated his transition from the world of sports to the list of the highest earning retired athletes in Forbes Magazine 2016.

Watch the video on our site (below), or tune in to KET broadcast on your TV.