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KET presents new documentary on Desert Storm and more this Veteran’s Day


KET presents new documentary on Desert Storm and more this Veteran’s Day

For Release: 10/19/15 1:52 PM

This Veteran’s Day, KET celebrates and honors the service of our country’s military men and women with programming that commemorates America’s involvement in Desert Storm, World War II and the Korean War.

First, a new documentary offers an insightful look at Kentuckians’ participation in the early 1990s Gulf War – a conflict that became known as Operation Desert Storm.

Kentucky at War: Desert Storm shares the personal stories of Kentucky men and women who answered the call to serve in the Gulf War following President George H.W. Bush’s decision to send a U.S. military presence to Saudi Arabia to prevent an Iraqi invasion there. The program airs Monday, Nov. 9 at 10/9 pm on KET and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10/9 pm on KET2.

Veterans featured in the film include Bennie McRae of Nicholasville, Glenda Gilbert of Winchester, and Andrew Daugherty of Scott County.

“It was a good war for America,” said Daugherty. “It had a very defined goal, and we went over there and we did it.”

Other Veteran’s Day specials include:

  • Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades

Follow survivors of perhaps the fiercest battle of WWII as they return to Iwo Jima for a Reunion of Honor on the only battlefield where former enemies come together in shared remembrance. Hosted by Ryan Phillippe.

KET: Monday, Nov. 9 at 9/8 pm

KET2: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9/8 pm


  • In Their Own Words: Kentucky Veterans of the Korean War

The tragedies and triumphs of the Korean War are revealed through the stories of local veterans, including Richard Zapata of Louisville, Ernest West of Wurtland, Jack Armacost of Lexington and Paul Hammersley of Bowling Green, among others.

KET: Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7 pm


  • Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History

Take an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability through interviews with prominent disabled veterans, including Representative Tammy Duckworth, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland and former Commander of Fort Belvoir, Gregory Gadson.

KET2: Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9/8 pm

KET: Monday, Nov. 16 at 10/9 pm


Kentucky at War: Desert Storm is produced by Creation Films and 80 Degrees in association with KET. Edward Feuerherd is the producer.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications