KET celebrates 45th anniversary
Oct 09, 2013 | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the editor:

It’s well documented that an informed and educated citizenry is vital for our country to prosper. When the National Defense Education Act of 1958 was unveiled under President Eisenhower, educational television was identified as playing an important role in providing educational opportunities and access to the American people.

KET’s founder, O. Leonard Press, and supporters across the state worked tirelessly to bring public television to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. That dream became a reality 45 years ago when KET signed on for its first broadcast on September 23, 1968.

Over the decades, KET’s commitment to breaking down geographic and economic barriers, and bringing access to education to every Kentuckian, regardless of their background or location, has remained constant.

Today, KET broadcasts (free, over the air) three distinct channels: KET, KET2 and the Kentucky Channel. And their robust website is a great resource for information on topics about Kentucky, education, health, public affairs and the arts and culture.

We can count on KET to bring us wonderful documentaries, beautiful arts and cultural programs and timely public affairs programs that keep us informed about the issues facing Kentucky, the nation and the world.

As KET celebrates its milestone anniversary, we thank you for your support of this important Kentucky treasure that’s dedicated to educating, informing and inspiring us every day. To learn more about KET, and how you can get involved, visit

Sean Mestan, Friends of KET Board
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