Browse Interviews (27 total)

Adron Doran, House Speaker in 1950 and Kentucky's Representative in the Southern Education Regional Board, discusses his involvement with KET during its formative years. Doran was a liaison of sorts under the Governor Wetherby, who did not give ETV any consideration, until he took a faculty position at Morehead State. Thereafter, and not until…

Al Temple discusses the formative years of KET.

Former Kentucky Governor Bert T. Combs discusses the formative years of KET.

Bill Ladd discusses the formative years of KET.

Don Bale, the Assistant Superintendent for Public Instruction with the Kentucky Department of Education and member of the KET Authority Board of Directors, discusses his involvement with KET. Bale comments extensively on the role he played in negotiating KET legislation, and launching and running KET operations. He also comments on the opinions and…

Don Bradshaw discusses the formative years of KET.

Former Kentucky Governor Edward Breathitt discusses the formative years of KET.

Edward Prichard discusses the politics of funding and launching KET. The interview provides a glimpse of the behind the scenes financial politicking that took place during the formative years of KET. Prichard shares his knowledge and opinions on the ways that the state government and Governors Combs, Breathitt, Nunn, and Ford approached KET's…

Elizabeth Taylor, a retired University of Kentucky faculty member discusses her involvement with KET in the early years of its existence. Taylor provides insight into the roles that she, Leonard Press, Dr. Lyman Ginger, Mr. Ronald Stewart, and other relevant educators played in making KET a success in Kentucky's statewide television and educational…

Gordon Browning discusses his role in evaluating program development at Morehead State. Morehead's programming endeavor for a linguistics production series failed to produce airable, or KET approved/certified, programs. Browning's account can be considered an authentication of other project interviewee's conclusions that KET maintained strict…

Holman Wilson discusses the formative years of KET.

Jack Blanton explains how budget analysts convinced a somewhat skeptical Governor Nunn and his administration to continue to invest in KET. Blanton also discusses aspects of Governor Breathitt's approach to ETV and KET.

James Harris discusses KET's early philosophy on educational television, its stated priorities, and his involvement with KET during its formative years. Harris established EKU's TV production facility with a KET provided $200,000 budget. The initial plan was for each of the five major state universities to create such a facility so they could…

James Harris discusses the formative years of KET.

Jim Peyton speculates about why higher education and university contributions to KET have been relatively low; he cites low budgets and lack of compensation for programming production as two possible reasons. Peyton also comments on the conflict between the ICC and KET, and perceived differences in the educational philosophies of the various groups…

From 1952-58 Mr Leonard Press was program supervisor of the University of Kentucky broadcasting service and from 1958-63 he was head of the Department of Radio, Television, and Films. Since 1963 Mr. Press has been Executive Director of Kentucky Education Television Network.

Leonard Press discusses his personal commitment to supporting, legislating, and promoting Educational Television programming and KET. Press comments extensively on various high level meetings with Governors Breathitt and Nunn, and other state government officials who were either reluctant to support or possessed a deep personal commitment to…

Leonard Press discusses early budgeting pitfalls and successes and various technological complications that appeared while launching KET and Educational Television programming. Press continues his comments on the roles that Governors Combs and Breathitt played in bringing in the required state funding and legislative support that was needed to make…

Leonard Press answers numerous questions that Jerry Paul Perry submitted prior to the interview's taping. Although the recording is technically not an unrehearsed taped interview, the answers' relevance to the project's overall scope justified its inclusion in the project interviews. In particular, the posed questions investigate certain…

Leonard Press discusses the formative years of KET. The interview is the fourth of a four part series in the Kentucky Educational Television Project.

Former Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn comments on the ways that he and his administration approached KET's development and funding. Governor Nunn shares his administration reasoning for supporting a Democratic initiative as a Republican governor; his reasons being, the investments had already been made and the educational advantages outweighed…

Lucile Blazer discusses the formative years of KET.

Lyman Ginger discusses the formative years of KET.

Pete Manchikes discusses the formative years of KET.

Former Kentucky Legislator Richard Van Hoose discusses the formative years of KET.

Roy Owsley discusses the formative years of KET.

Wendell Butler discusses his role during the various stages of KET's development under the Administrations of Governors Combs, Breathitt, Nunn, and Carroll. He also comments on Leonard Press's commitment to making KET a reality, and provides information on the role that the Kentucky Department of Education played during the formative years of…
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