'Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union' to air on KET June 12
'Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union,' a documentary on Henry Clay and the compromises of 1820, 1833 and 1850, will air on KET channels through June. The 60-minute production is partially underwritten by the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville.
"Henry Clay is Kentucky's greatest statesman. He probably saved the nation more than once from an earlier civil war and served as a mighty voice for republican government in the 19th century," said Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center. "We are honored to have helped make this extraordinary film possible. We hope it gets the wide national audience it and our Henry Clay deserve."
The documentary considers Clay's role in holding off the "War between the States" and explores the impact of slavery on the westward expansion of nation. The film is illustrated with period photographs, art, footage of the old senate chamber and dramatic interpretations performed by professional actors. It is produced by Witnessing History.
The McConnell Center will distribute 250 free copies of the documentary to Kentucky educators.
- KETKY: Sunday, June 12 at midnight EDT
- KETKY: Sunday, June 12 at 6:00 pm EDT
- KET: Monday, June 13 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 am EDT
- KET2: Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Thursday, June 16 at midnight EDT
- KETKY: Saturday, June 18 at noon EDT
- KET: Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 am EDT
- KETKY: Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Thursday, July 28 at 9:00 pm EDT