‘Comment’ will discuss Tea Party and McConnell

January 25, 2013 | | Comments 0

Efforts by several Tea Party groups to field a candidate against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell next year will be one of the topics on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Ferrell Wellman on the 30-minute show will be three veternan journalists — Joe Arnold, political reporter for Louisville WHAS-TV; Tom Loftus, Frankfort bureau chief for The Courier-Journal; and Jack Brammer, Frankfort reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The show airs live at 8 p.m. Friday.

On “One to One with Bill Goodman,” airing Sunday at 1 p.m.on KET, Goodman will talk to David Walker, a former U.S. Comptroller General, founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and national co-chair of No Labels, an organization dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.

On the Monday, Jan. 28, show of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at, host Goodman and guests will discuss the school dropout age.

Scheduled guests are state Rep. Carl Rollins, D-Midway, chair of the House Education Committee; state Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, chair of the Senate Education Committee; Stu Silberman, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; and Richard Innes, education analyst for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to or use the message form at

Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @BillKET, #kytonight, or on Kentucky Educational Television’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

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