KET FY20 Report

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LOCAL CONTENT AND SERVICE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY JULY 2019 - JUNE 2020 (FY20)


OUR MISSION KET’s mission is to make Kentucky a better place and strengthen its communities by educating, inspiring, informing and connecting its citizens through the power of public media.

No one could have anticipated the events that unfolded between July 2019 and June 2020. In retrospect, KET has much to be thankful for as we work to help Kentuckians learn and grow. On July 31, 2019, O. Leonard Press, KET’s founder and first executive director, passed away. Len was a visionary and an inspiration. With a dream of providing educational programs and resources to every Kentuckian, no matter their location or circumstance, he worked more than a decade to establish KET. He was our founder,

OUR VISION KET distinguishes itself as the most-trusted, preeminent source of high-quality educational and public media – in classrooms, homes and communities – to meet the diverse needs of Kentucky. KET produces and provides innovative and relevant programs and services, giving all citizens access to in-depth information and to cultural and educational opportunities.

mentor, friend and avid supporter, and we work to honor his legacy every single day. In August, we embarked on a seven-city tour to offer Kentuckians a preview of KET’s newest documentary, Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music, which debuted nationally on PBS prior to Ken Burns’ Country Music series. Several additional events, including the tenth-annual Super Saturday, Be My Neighbor Days in Louisville and Lexington, the inaugural PBS KIDS Edcamp for early childhood professionals, and more, continued throughout the fall and into winter. Then in March 2020, COVID-19 suddenly changed the way we worked, but not our commitment to serving the

OUR VALUES LEARNING lifelong pursuit of knowledge EQUITY equal access to needed resources FAIRNESS respect for all voices CREATIVITY encouragement of imagination, invention and expression INNOVATION appropriate use of advanced techniques and technologies EXCELLENCE achievement of high quality and effectiveness INTEGRITY adherence to the highest standards of conduct

Commonwealth. As Kentucky’s only statewide media network and an innovator in digital learning, KET quickly adjusted to remote operations and provided vital services, including daily gubernatorial press conferences, important health information, trusted learn-at-home resources, as well as the wide variety of quality programs Kentuckians relied on, more than ever, as they began spending much more time at home. It has been a challenging time for all of us. Nevertheless, we have so much to be grateful for – and are honored that every week, more than one million Kentuckians trust KET to be their source for education, information and inspiration. education, information and inspiration. Sincerely,

Shae Hopkins KET Executive Director and CEO

DIVERSITY inclusion in our workforce, services and content COMMUNITY working together toward common goals 2

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THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

PARENTS – especially those in low-income homes –

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

rank PBS KIDS as the most trusted and safe place for children to watch television.*

Trained 3,654 preschool teachers and childcare workers through the KET Childcare Training program. With a variety of resources, including family workshops,

partners in Louisville and Eastern Kentucky to bring

educator trainings and children’s activities, KET helps

the Ready To Learn project to young children ages 2-8

prepare the state’s children to be kindergarten ready.

in underserved communities. Funded in part by the

KET provides PBS KIDS programming to every Kentucky child via our 16-transmitter broadcast network, which includes the 24/7 KET PBS KIDS channel that also streams online and on mobile. PBS stations reach more

Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Ready To Learn project offered fun workshops and camps for families and educators in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and early literacy.

children ages 2-5, more moms with young children and

Additionally, in September 2019, KET partnered with

more children from low-income homes than any other

Jefferson County Public Schools for KET’s ScratchJr

children’s TV network.

workshops on introductory coding for young children.

PBS KIDS programs like Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Peg + Cat are especially important when it comes to kindergarten readiness. Beyond television programming, KET provides early learning professionals with KET-produced toolkits of classroom resources and lesson plans – including in-person and virtual workshops to train educators on effectively using these resources – to boost children’s school readiness in science, math, social studies, health and arts.

Offered 98 early childhood online and in-person courses providing 942 certificates toward state licensing requirements.

Provided nearly 40 workshops to childcare workers and parents.

JCPS implemented the program thanks to a Ready To Learn mini-grant distributed by KET. Beginning in March 2020, KET’s Early Childhood Team began supporting parents and teachers with their learning at home efforts with online resources for non-traditional instruction and a dedicated email address for teacher questions. A collection of grade-level content was created in PBS LearningMedia and webinars about KET resources were conducted.

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*Marketing & Research Resources, Inc. survey. January 2019.

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THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

K-12 EDUCATION

Instructional Resources & Services

Consultants & Trainings

KET has produced more than 3,500 digital classroom

KET Education Consultants provided 391 workshops,

resources – including 201 in FY20 – in science,

events and consultations to more than 8,800 teachers,

mathematics, health, history, social studies, the arts and

students.

early childhood as a leading national partner in PBS LearningMedia, a comprehensive online multimedia learning service. KET resources are used in Kentucky classrooms every

NETA recognized two K-12 resources: News Quiz won

day. Through the thousands of free online resources

a 2019 NETA Award for Educational Resources in the

KET provides at KET.org/education and in PBS

Classroom, and You Are Not Alone, KET’s six-part series

LearningMedia, educators can complement classroom

about youth mental health, won a 2019 NETA Award for

instruction with video, interactives and other engaging

Education/School content.

digital learning tools. In July 2019, K-12 Education staff worked with partner

students learning at home were supported with online

agencies to share free educational resources with over

resources for non-traditional instruction and a dedicated

900 individuals at back-to-school events. In August,

email for teacher questions. A collection of K-12 grade-

News Quiz began its 35th season as one of the most

level content was created in PBS LearningMedia and

viewed resources nationwide on PBS LearningMedia.

webinars about KET resources were conducted. A new

And the Kratt brothers, hosts of the popular PBS KIDS

daytime broadcast schedule was offered with programs

program Wild Kratts, visited our studios in Louisville to

for students and viewers and related online resources.

record a segment for the program.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic Professional

– Getting to Work grant was completed. In addition to

Development Course, available in PBS LearningMedia.

outreach efforts resulted in 225 partner meetings, 8,500 individual connections through in-person events, and more than 500,000 targeted people reached through social media. REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

More than 19,200 PD certificates were awarded to educators and other school personnel during FY20.

In FY20, Kentucky students and teachers streamed more than 1.36 million digital resources provided by KET.

More than 7,700 students used the Virtual Physics Lab.

In addition, KET Education launched Mental Health

At the end of 2019, work on KET’s American Graduate the production and resources created, marketing and

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Beginning in March 2020, parents, teachers and

Professional Development

Kentucky users of PBS LearningMedia increased 86%. And with non-traditional instruction happening nationally, views of KET-produced content on PBS LearningMedia increased 218% and downloads increased 250%.

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THE YEAR AT A GLANCE Nearly

9,700 STUDENTS used FastForward

for FREE through the KETCares promotion.

FastForward exceeded more than

25,000 USERS in FY20, with users from all 50 states.

ADULT EDUCATION Almost

300 ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS

participated in training workshops conducted by KET, and nearly In FY20, workforce initiatives continued to be a major

a 2019 NETA Award for Educational Resources for the

focus for KET’s adult education products and services.

Community. Workplace Essential Skills course creation

Last year, in partnership with the Kentucky Department

was funded in part by a grant from the Corporation for

of Workforce Investment, KET launched In Demand, an

1,400 instructors earned certificates for online PD.

Public Broadcasting.

online video series focusing on Kentucky’s five highdemand job sectors.

During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, KET partnered with GED Testing Service® to offer free

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KET continued to add resources to In Demand,

access to FastForward, KET’s high-school equivalency

including videos about apprenticeships.

test study system, to over 25,000 students.

KET’s Workplace Essential Skills, an online study

In addition, KET trained nearly 300 adult educators on

system for developing real-life math and language arts

using instructional technology in the classroom and

skills, added courses in Marketing and Hospitality. In

provided online professional development training to

addition, NETA honored Workplace Essential Skills with

1,395 educators.

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IN THE COMMUNITY. FOR THE COMMUNITY. COVID-19

KENTUCKY LIFE – 25 YEARS ON THE ROAD

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, KET was quick to respond with

KET has been crisscrossing the Commonwealth for 25 years in search

comprehensive resources on air and online. For nearly two months

of fascinating people, places, scenery and stories on Kentucky Life. To

after Kentucky recorded its first cases, KET carried the governor’s daily

celebrate the milestone, the program’s three hosts, Byron Crawford, Dave

briefings and provided the feed for other media outlets. The weekly

Shuffett and Doug Flynn, came together to swap stories and take viewers

Coronavirus: A Kentucky Update offered in-depth, local coverage of the

on a special trip down memory lane to all corners of Kentucky.

virus and its impact on Kentuckians. Coronavirus: A KET Forum gathered trusted experts in the earliest days of the pandemic to share the latest information about COVID-19, discuss how state government and health care providers were preparing, and answer viewer questions. Families and COVID-19: A KET Forum brought together experts in education and health care to answer viewer questions facing the new challenge of working and learning at home. In addition, KET.org/ coronavirus was established as a destination for news and information, and KET.org/LearnAtHome was created for families and educators.

HEALTH Outside of COVID-19 coverage, KET produced a new documentary, Undiagnosed: The Diabetes Epidemic, and hosted a studio discussion with experts focused on reducing the incidence of diabetes among Kentucky’s citizens. Kentucky Health also enjoyed its 15th season – the last five produced by KET – and discussed topics like rural healthcare, colon cancer and cystic fibrosis.

KET FORUMS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Preventing Youth Suicide, which won a 2020 Ohio Valley Chapter

Kentuckians count on KET’s public affairs programming to gain a greater

Regional Emmy Award, brought together leading mental health experts. On Prescription for Health, state medical and public health officials discussed ways to address some of Kentucky’s biggest health risks, including diabetes and smoking. Fostering Family provided an examination of the progress and challenges to Kentucky’s adoption and

understanding of the issues facing our state and the nation. Kentucky Tonight, Comment on Kentucky and Connections delivered weekly insight and analysis, while live legislative coverage and nightly recaps provided unparalleled access to the legislative process. This year, KET also updated its Legislative Coverage app to improve sharing capabilities and add a third

foster care system.

live video stream.

BIG FAMILY: THE STORY OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC

ARTS & CULTURE

This program, which was narrated by actor Ed Helms and aired on PBS

Great Conversations, recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky

to a national audience, examined the history of bluegrass music from its

Author Forum, featured several notable interviews, including retired

humble origins to its current worldwide popularity. Traveling the globe

four-star Admiral James Stavridis. In addition, KET continued to

from Kentucky to Japan, the production featured dozens of musicians

showcase Kentucky’s history, heritage and vibrant arts scene on

who explain the ways bluegrass music transcends generational, cultural

Kentucky Life.

and geographic boundaries.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS During the first half of FY20, KET traveled to communities across the state with program screenings, events for kids and families, and more. At the third-annual Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Be My Neighbor Day events, kids learned the importance of being a caring neighbor. In Lexington, families assembled emergency kits, made dog toys for rescue animals, created greeting cards for the elderly in the neighborhood and more. In Louisville, nearly 2,000 registered for the day’s activities. The events were supported by PNC in partnership with the Fred Rogers Company. KET also hosted its tenth-annual Super Saturday family event in Lexington, where nearly 2,400 people enjoyed educational activities, hands-on learning and performances by PBS’ Mr. Steve. In addition, at the Kentucky State Fair, families enjoyed “KET Day” and got to meet some of their favorite PBS KIDS characters. To promote the national documentary Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music, KET went on a seven-city statewide screening tour in July and August 2019, kicking off at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro, Ky. The events

KET’S 15 STATEWIDE TRANSMISSION TOWERS HELP CONNECT AND PROTECT. P U B L I C SA F E T Y PA R T N E R S Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Emergency Alert System Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service PBS WARN/Wireless Emergency Alerts Secret Service Kentucky Division of Forestry Kentucky Emergency Management Kentucky Emergency Warning System (KEWS) Kentucky National Guard Kentucky State Police Kentucky Transportation Cabinet KentuckyWired Regional EMS and Sheriffs’ Departments

featured Q&A sessions with Big Family’s producers. KET immediately went from bluegrass music to Ken Burns’ Country Music! Thanks to a Country Music grant from WETA, KET was able to hold three preview screenings in towns across the state where we didn’t go with our bluegrass documentary tour. The screenings featured live performances by local country musicians, and audiences enjoyed guest speakers on a diverse array of topics giving further insights into Kentucky's country music connections.

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KET ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS WEEKLY SERIES

GENERAL ASSEMBLY COVERAGE

Comment on Kentucky

Governor’s 2020 State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address, live coverage

Connections with Renee Shaw

OTHER SERIES/SPECIALS Conversations with Champions Kentucky Afield: Non-Game Call-In

Kentucky Health

Kentucky Chamber Day 2020, live coverage and highlights

Kentucky Afield: Fall Hunting Call-In

Kentucky Tonight

Legislative Update nightly during sessions

Severe Weather: Staying Safe Call-In

Kentucky Afield: Spring Fishing Call-In

Legislative interim meetings, live coverage

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES & SPECIALS

Regular Session live coverage

College Financial Aid 2020: Education Matters Coronavirus: A KET Forum

ARTS & CULTURE WEEKLY SERIES

Coronavirus: A Kentucky Update

Kentucky Life

Families and COVID-19: A KET Forum

Abenteuer (collection of videos and animations for teaching German) Artsville Careers in Demand

Fancy Farm 2019

ARTS & CULTURE SERIES + SPECIALS

Fostering Family: A KET Forum

Great Conversations at the Kentucky Author Forum

Gubernatorial Inauguration 2019

Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Prescription for Health: A KET Forum

Kentucky Life: 25 Years on the Road

Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum

Toying with Still Life: The Art of Jonathan Queen

Undiagnosed: The Diabetes Epidemic

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, COURSES AND ONLINE LEARNING

Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts Toolkit (new supporting materials) EcoSense for Living Kentucky Studies Media Arts Toolkit Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Muse Moments (new segments) News Quiz Sound Field Work Ready (segments from Workplace Essential Skills) Workplace Essential Skills

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KET’S 3 PRODUCTION FACILITIES AND 16 TRANSMITTERS CONNECT OUR COMMUNITIES. KET IS KENTUCKY’S ONLY STATEWIDE BROADCAST NETWORK. LEXINGTON

LOUISVILLE

TRANSMITTERS Covington

Louisville Ashland

Owenton Morehead OwensboroHenderson

LexingtonRichmond

Elizabethtown

Pikeville Paducah

Madisonville

Hazard Bowling Green

Somerset

Murray-Mayfield

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PBS AND PBS KIDS

Nurturing the Whole Child THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

Kentucky families depend on KET to

time to learn from real-life inspirational figures.

media brand for children – through television, digital

can learn how to master their less-than-perfected

deliver PBS KIDS – the number one educational PBS provided several epic programs this year, with

PBS also brought us new seasons of Masterpiece,

one of the most anticipated being the Ken Burns series

including the final season of Poldark, the wildly popular

Country Music. The 16-hour documentary chronicled

drama following the exploits of Ross Poldark. Viewers

the history of the genre and, more importantly, told

were introduced to Sanditon, based on the unfinished

tales of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

novel of Jane Austen. And season 1 of World on Fire, a breathtaking WWII drama, premiered.

As part of PBS’ Summer of Space celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing,

The year ended with a month-long celebration of

viewers were mesmerized by American Experience:

women’s history and the 100th anniversary of the

Chasing the Moon. The six-hour program pulled back

passage of the 19th Amendment.

the curtain on the space race with an in-depth look.

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PBS is the 6th mostwatched network among all broadcast & cable channels.

platforms and community-based programs. This year, PBS KIDS premiered three new programs. Molly of Denali is a new animated series that follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier and his friends as they tackle everyday problems by traveling back in

And on Hero Elementary, young heroes in training powers and practice day-saving action. Parents ranked PBS KIDS as the most

educational media brand for children.* Furthermore, PBS KIDS reaches 72% of all kids

ages 2-8 years old, and reaches more children in low-income homes than any kids TV network. In

the same survey, parents say that PBS KIDS best

prepares children for success in school.

*Marketing & Research Resources, Inc. survey. January 2019.

For the 15th consecutive year, the American public ranked PBS #1 IN PUBLIC

TRUST and an excellent value for tax dollars.

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KET ANYWHERE

KET anywhere. That’s our vision, to provide KET and PBS programs on demand, any time, on practically any device: - KET.org

- KET video app for Apple and Android

- KET Legislative Coverage app for Apple and Android - KET and PBS channels on YouTube

- PBS video app, with PBS and KET programs, for iPhone, iPad and Android

- PBS channels, with PBS and KET programs, for Roku,

Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Windows 10

- PBS KIDS apps for iPhone, iPad and Android - KET on iTunes U

Total FY20 page views on KET.org were

5.11 million. More than 4.4 million videos were viewed on KET.org and related video platforms. More than 1.6 million KET-produced educational resources were streamed on PBS LearningMedia in FY20. Nearly 196,000 views of legislative video occurred across the KET Legislative Coverage app and KET.org. 20

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KENTUCKY’S ONLY STATEWIDE MEDIA

FISCAL YEAR 2020 OPERATING REVENUE

KET COVERAGE MAP

Cincinnati

State General Funds 61%

Charl./Hunt.

CPB 15%

Louisville

Lexington

Evansville

Tri-Cities

Bowling Green Paducah/Cape G. Nashville

Private Donations 12%

Grants/Entrepeneurial 12%

Knoxville

DMA RANK

TV MARKETS

KY HH

TOTAL HH

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Louisville

484,050

636,150

64

Lexington

425,890

425,890

37

Cincinnati

162,580

828,250

74

Charleston/Huntington

88,460

367,290

105

Evansville

97,500

250,120

84

Paducah/Cape Girardeau

82,260

330,920

177

Bowling Green

72,620

72,620

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Nashville

61,670

74,500

61

Knoxville

23,830

26,500

99

Tri-Cities, TN

10,640

11,700

TOTAL

1,509,500

3,023,940

KET’s broadcast and education services

TV CHANNELS

Telecommunications Center in Lexington. KET

KET– High-definition KET and PBS programming

Frankfort and a studio and community outreach

KET2 – How-to, travel and lifelonglearning programs, PBS encores

originate from the O. Leonard Press

State General Funds CPB Grants/Entrepreneurial Private Donations

$15.3 M $3.7 M $2.9 M $3.0 M

TOTAL

$24.9 M

operates a production center at the Capitol in office on Main Street in Louisville.

KET KY– Kentucky issues, heritage, history and culture KET PBS KIDS – Safe, non-violent, educational PBS KIDS programming

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AWARDS AND KEY PARTNERSHIPS INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

KEY PARTNERSHIPS

The Kentucky Gazette’s Notable Women in Politics and Government – Renee Shaw

55,000 Degrees Ashland Regional Training Center Commerce Lexington Community Action Council ConnectKentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Eastern KY Child Care Coalition Eastern Kentucky University Education Professional Standards Board FEMA FRUSC First 5 Lex Floyd County Public Schools Floyd Co. Community Early Childhood Council (CECC) Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Frazier History Museum GED Testing Service® Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Greater Louisville, Inc. and GLI Arts & Cultural Green River Regional Educational Cooperative Greater Louisville Medical Society Jefferson County Community Early Childhood Center (JCCECC) Jefferson County Public Schools KentuckianaWorks Kentucky Arts Council Kentucky Association of School Librarians Kentucky Broadcasters Association Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Association Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Kentucky Community and Technical College System Kentucky Cooperative Extension Kentucky Department of Corrections Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet

The Kentucky Conference on Leadership and Diversity’s Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award – Renee Shaw NETA Awards (3): News Quiz – Educational Resources in the Classroom; You Are Not Alone – Education/School; and Workplace Essential Skills – Educational Resources for the Community.

Renee Shaw

Telly Awards’ Gold for Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music – Television/General History program Gabriel Awards’ honorable mention for Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music – Special/Documentary (60 min. or longer) television category Screening of Big Family

2020 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS & WINS Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum: Justin Allen, Nick Helton, Laura Krueger, Renee Shaw (win) Kentucky Life “Forest Giants”: Jim Voskuhl Election 2019: Toby Gibbs, Nick Helton, Casey Parker-Bell, Renee Shaw News Quiz: Allison NeCamp Day, Anna Gordon, Jayne McClew, Angelic Phelps, Kelsey Starks

Kentucky Life: Story Musgrave

Kentucky Life: “Stagecraft”: Brandon Turner Kentucky Life: “Story Musgrave”: Frank Simkonis School Safety: A KET Forum: Justin Allen, Nick Helton, Laura Krueger, Renee Shaw Host/Moderator/Narrator: Renee Shaw

PRSA THOROUGHBRED CHAPTER AWARDS Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music – Integrated Communications 24

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KET Forum

Kentucky Environmental Education Council Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Service Centers Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Humanities Council Kentucky Justice Cabinet Kentucky Medical Association Kentucky Press Association Kentucky’s Public Radio Stations Kentucky Science Center Kentucky Skills U Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Leadership Kentucky Legislative Research Commission LexArts Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) Louisville Cultural Consortium Louisville Free Public Library Louisville’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Magoffin County Schools Metro United Way Morehead State University Murray State University My Big Little Adventure National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) National Weather Service Nature Preserves Commission Oil Springs Cultural Arts and Recreation Center Operation UNITE Partners for Education at Berea College PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs Pine Mountain Settlement School Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Ready for K Alliance SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension University of Louisville University Press of Kentucky Western Kentucky University WKU Center for the Gifted Studies REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE (AS OF 06/30/20)

The governing body for KET is the Kentucky

KET FOUNDATION INC.

COMMONWEALTH FUND FOR KET INC.

KET SENIOR MANAGEMENT

•M embers of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television

• Chair: Nick Nicholson, Lexington

•S hae Hopkins, Executive Director and CEO

• Chair Emeritus: John R. Hall, Lexington

• Tim Bischoff, Chief Technology Officer

Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund for KET

•D onna Wear, Paducah (Friends of KET representative)

• Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, Hebron

support the mission and work of the Authority by

•S hae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

• Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, Covington

• Elaine Crawford, Chief of Staff and Senior Director, Policy and Compliance

Authority for Educational Television, an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet. The KET

managing and soliciting funds and contributions

• D.R. Ball, Lexington

that support local productions, services, and the acquisition of PBS and other programs. The Friends of KET, a statewide group of volunteers, help promote programs and services in communities across the

FRIENDS OF KET EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE • President: Martha Deener, Lexington

• Mira S. Ball, Lexington • Peggy Patterson, Prospect (Friends of KET representative)

• President-elect: Sean Mestan, Princeton

• Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington

• Secretary: Kelly Green, Frankfort

• Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville

• Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson

• Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Louisville

• Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green

• G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro

• Chair: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro

• Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville

• Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director

• Vice Chair: Melissa Chastain, Ph.D., Anchorage

• Vice President: Barbra Ledford, Baxter

• William J. Jones, Paducah

• Secretary: Jeffrey Scott Jobe, Glasgow

• Vice President: Patricia Seiber, Murray

• Nana Lampton, Louisville

• Executive Committee At Large: Mary Bartlett Broecker, LaGrange

• Past President: Donna Wear, Paducah

• Michael Owsley, Bowling Green

• Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright

• Hilma Prather, Somerset

Commonwealth.

KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

• Executive Committee At Large: David Couch, Frankfort • Executive Committee At Large: Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington

• Tonya Crum, Senior Director, Education • Todd Piccirilli, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications • Michele Ripley, President, Commonwealth Fund for KET • Julie Schmidt, Senior Director, External Affairs

• Nancy Southgate, Chief Content Officer

• Melanie Glasscock Simpson, Lexington • William T. Young Jr., Lexington

• Executive Committee At Large: Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville • Executive Committee At Large: Luke Mentzer, Lexington • Executive Committee At Large: Wayne Lewis, Commissioner of Education, Frankfort

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As a teacher, having so many trustworthy resources in one spot is a huge timesaver for me and for my colleagues.

WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING

Whether we’re learning in the school building or learning at home I will be able to take advantage of those materials.

The information KET provides is going to be: number one, accurate; number two, age appropriate; and it’s all in one place.

I’d like to thank KET and the development team behind those lessons and the resources that are placed online. As a teacher and a parent I appreciate their accuracy and the ease of access to them for parents, teachers and students across the state of Kentucky.

‘News Quiz’ has helped educate my students in a fun, educational way that’s not only educating my kids, it’s educating me.

My kids love ‘News Quiz.’ If I miss a Friday it is like pandemonium at the end of the day.

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