One of the nation's largest flag retirement ceremonies is held each summer by the Jeffersontown American Legion. Willa Brown Chappell, pictured, broke barriers as an African-American female pilot. Pete Harry of Christian County makes saddles by hand. And Doug Flynn visits Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to discover why it is one of the top destinations for veterans.
Travel from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea with host Michael Wood as he explores the history of the world’s newest superpower. Starting with a family reunion, when 300 relatives gather to worship their ancestors on Tomb Sweeping Day, Michael explores ancient myths and archaeological sites to uncover the origins of the Chinese state.
This original documentary covers the history of Morehead State University from 1887 to present day. It highlights the historical events and cultural and societal issues that helped shape the campus community.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He is interviewed by U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth who is a former Kentucky journalist.
Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate
This lecture titled "Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator and Kentucky Legend" features Clay Ford, the grandson of former Governor Ford, who provides the introduction for Senator McConnell. The lecture takes place in Gov. Ford's hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky, at the picturesque RiverPark Center.
Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and look into the mind of its creator. Harry Gordon Selfridge introduced a new retail model that revolutionized the way Londoners shopped, making shopping less of a practical pursuit and more of a luxurious adventure.
Explore Kentucky's civil rights history and hear about the personal experiences of men and women who fought for social justice in a segregated society. This documentary is based on interviews done by the Kentucky Oral History Commission to document the civil rights movement in Kentucky from 1930 to 1975. Among those interviewed were Georgia Davis Powers, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt, Anne Braden, and Julian Bond.
The War of 1812 left an indelible mark on our nation's history, and Kentuckians played a vital role - 64 percent of Americans killed in the war were Kentuckians. From Michigan to New Orleans, we follow the trail of Kentucky's soldiers who fought in America's 'forgotten war.'