Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled

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Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled

Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:26 pm

I was wondering if anybody else watched the program "Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled" on KET last week? I tend to be a bit critical of historical programs so I was interested in other opinions. I found it fairly interesting and there were items he found I was not aware of, but I am wary of his history. When he started with an incorrect definition of Bourbon I became suspicious of his research. As I saw some other incorrect statements I grew to doubt everything he was saying to some degree. It should be pointed out that the program was paid forby Lexington Tourism and definitely had a bluegrass/Lexington twist to most everything said. I want to hear your opinions.
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Re: Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled

Unread postby bunghole » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:56 pm

Sadly, no. I don't get KET. What is that? Kentucky Educational Television? Just who is the 'he' that you speak of? Is it someone we would know?

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Re: Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled

Unread postby cowdery » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:41 pm

KET is, indeed, Kentucky Educational Television. In Kentucky, all of the state's PBS stations are run by a single entity. When I lived there I was involved in trying to keep Louisville's station independent, but we were not successful.

My documentary, Made and Bottled in Kentucky, was one of the first productions to receive a grant from the KET Fund for Independent Production, which also provided some of the funding for this project.

I haven't seen it and as far as I know, it was only broadcast in Kentucky.

The guy behind it is Kent Masterson Brown, a Lexington lawyer who has a side business called Witnessing History, which has been cranking out historical books and videos. He is, apparently, a Civil War buff.

He also does policy analysis for conservative think tanks.
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Re: Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled

Unread postby bourbonv » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:21 pm

I may be a little too critical, but I will say, "He is no Chuck Cowdery!" Chuck's documentary is much better than this one even after 15 years.
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Re: Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled

Unread postby cowdery » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:47 pm

Thanks, Mike. I'm sure you're right, as always. :wink:
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