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.

VICKI PHILLIPS – Public Education: Unbridled or Unraveling?

What was once one of our greatest national resources, public education is in danger. On March 7, global education strategist Dr. Vicki Phillips returned to her home state for a thought provoking conversation with former US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun.

Join us in exploring how we can take the power of education and transform it into a system that can move Americans to the highest levels of performance in the world. Where does Kentucky fall into that equation? How can our state’s citizens, businesses and others help support our critically important journey? And much more!

 For decades, Dr Vicki Phillips has witnessed the tremendous power education holds for transforming lives, families and communities. Phillips’ background gives her a unique perspective that is particularly relevant to our lives here in Kentucky.

 Dr. Vicki Phillips, raised in Falls of Rough, KY, among other accomplishments spent eight years as director of education strategy and grant making for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is now the Chief Education Officer for National Geographic Society. As a classroom teacher and education leader in local, state and national organizations, Phillips has had a bird’s-eye view of the challenges and best practices in education around the world.

Airing on KET Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. Starts airing on KETKY on Tuesday, October 1.  See schedule for additional air dates.

Vicki Phillips

Chuck Brymer: A World of Influence

Chuck Brymer went from Louisville’s Main Street to New York’s Madison Avenue as one of the world’s leading brand experts whose work influences decision-making around the world. Brymer is chairman of DDB Worldwide Communications Group, one of the top advertising and marketing agencies in the world. He speaks with business leader and community activist Maggie Payette Harlow about the impact of his work and how his Kentucky roots have been an advantage in his career. His clients include Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Audi, Miller, Coors, Pepsi, and many more.

Airing on KET Saturday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m. See schedule for additional air dates.

Chuck Brymer slogans

Life of an Olympic Champion

Mary T. Meagher and Kelsi Worrell Dahlia

You’re not even 25 years old, and the pressure of the world is on your shoulders. How do you handle it? And what happens after you succeed? We explore these questions in a conversation with Louisville’s own Olympic Gold Medalists in swimming Mary T. Meagher and Kelsi Worrell Dahlia. Known as “Madame Butterfly,” Mary T. Meagher successfully competed in the 1984 Olympics. UofL graduate Kelsi Worrell Dahlia is a world record holder and won gold in swimming at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They discuss how Kentucky impacted their path to success and how to navigate life when it seems like your greatest accomplishment is behind you. WHAS 11’s Whitney Harding moderates.

Airing on KET starting Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. See schedule for additional air dates.

Mary T. Meagher & Kelsi Worrell Dahlia

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.