When the opportunity arises for Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for a surprising, whirlwind summer. Watch now.
Enjoy musical highlights from the eighteenth annual Americana Honors, showcasing the best and brightest in Americana, including Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Mumford & Sons, Our Native Daughters, and more. Watch now.
Author Dani Shapiro discusses her book Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love, with Robert Siegel, retired host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Inheritance is a book about secrets and a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her identity. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum. Watch now.
Young hands learn an old craft and put their quilts on display in Jeffersontown; Kentucky Life remembers when the Cincinnati Bengals held its training camp at Georgetown College; Fred Keams celebrates his Native American heritage by making and playing flutes; and Kerry Breitenstein designs “killer” board games in northern Kentucky. Kentucky Life Moment: The Kentucky Castle in Versailles.
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant—and the growing competitive presence of a new generation of artists—Rothko takes on his greatest career challenge yet: to create a definitive series of paintings for the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant in architect Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram Building. Watch now.
Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance genius. Not only did he paint masterpieces of art, but he was an obsessive scientist and inventor, dreaming up complex machines centuries ahead of his time, including parachutes, armored tanks, hang gliders, and robots. On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, with the help of biographer Walter Isaacson, NOVA investigates the secrets of Leonardo’s success. Watch now.
Historians bring Civil War soldiers’ lives into focus at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County; the Honor Guard at Camp Nelson escorts veterans to their final rest; Jaime Corum paints portraits of the world’s most famous horses; and the Art Deco Coca Cola bottling plant in Paducah gets a second chance at being a landmark. Kentucky Life Moment: Tour B-24 “Diamond Lil” at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.