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‘Comment’ will air live Friday night from Fancy Farm

“Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network, will air live Friday night from the grounds of Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County.

The picnic traditionally kicks off fall political campaigns in Kentucky.

The guests for this weekend’s TV show with interim host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV will be Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service, Joe Gerth of The Courier-Journal and Sam Youngman of the Lexington Herald-Leader. The show will air live at 8 p.m. EDT.

The Monday, Aug. 4 edition of Kentucky Tonight at 8 p.m. on KET will be preempted by Fancy Farm 2014, a special highlights program.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss budget shortfall; ‘KY Tonight” will focus on economy

Gov. Steve Beshear’s handling of the state budget shortfall will be one of the topics on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining interim host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV to discuss recent news in Kentucky will be three journalists — Tom Loftus of The Courier-Journal, Phillip Bailey of WFPL in Louisville and Nick Storm of cn|2 in Louisville.

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

On the Monday, July 21 edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Renee Shaw (substituting for Bill Goodman) and guests will discuss jobs and the economy.

Scheduled guests are John Garen, economics professor at the University of Kentucky; Chris Phillips, economics professor at Somerset Community College; Tom Dupree, member of the board of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; and Anna Baumann, research and policy associate with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight.

Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @ReneeKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. 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 ” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

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

–Jack Brammer

No ‘Comment’ this weekend; ‘KY Tonight’ will discuss state budget

“Comment on Kentucky,” a public-affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network, will be preempted this weekend because of the Fourth of July.

On the Monday, July 7, edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the state budget and tax reform.

Scheduled guests are state Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee; state Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, vice chair of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee; Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; and Bryan Sunderland, senior vice president of public affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. 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” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

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

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss governor’s race; ‘KY Tonight’ will look at campaign finance law

With state Auditor Adam Edelen’s announcement that he will not run for governor next year, this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public-affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network, will discuss the 2015 gubernatorial race.

Joining interim host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV will be three journalists — Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Laura Cullen Glasscock of The Kentucky Gazette and Joe Gerth of The Courier-Journal.

The show will air live Friday at 8 p.m. on KET.

On the Monday, June 23, edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss campaign finance laws.

Scheduled guests are Richard Beliles, state chair of Common Cause Kentucky; Christopher Thacker, president of the Central Kentucky Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society; Joy Arnold, chair of Central Kentucky Move to Amend; and Paul Salamanca, a University of Kentucky law professor.

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. 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 Tonigh”t programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

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

–Jack Brammer

Guests selected for ‘Comment’ and ‘KY Tonight’

Guests for this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucy Educational Television network, are Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service, Nick Storm of cn|2 and Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The show, with interim host Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV in Lexington, will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

On the Monday, June 16, edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, substitute host Renee Shaw and guests will discuss public employee pensions.

Scheduled guests are state Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, chair of the House State Government Committee; state Sen. Christian McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, chair of the Senate Budget Review Subcommittee on General Government, Finance, and Public Protection; state Rep. John Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, chair of the House Judiciary Committee; and state Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, vice chair of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. 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” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

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

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss coal; ‘KY Tonight’ will focus on foreign policy

This week’s federal regulations to curb fossil-fuel emissions will be a major topic on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,”  a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network. Joining substitute host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV will be three reporters — Sam Youngman of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service and James […]

‘Comment’ announces guests; ‘KY Tonight’ will discuss energy policy

Appearing with substitute host Joe Arnold of Louisville’s WHAS-TV on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky” will be three journalists — Linda Blackford of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Lawrence Smith of Louisville’s WDRB-TV and Mike Wynn of The Courier-Journal.

The public affairs show on the Kentucky Educational Television network will air live at 8 p.m. Friday.

On the Monday, June 2, edition of “Kentucky Tonigh”t at 8 p.m.. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss energy policy.

Scheduled guests are Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters; Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; Tony Campbell, president and CEO of East Kentucky Power Cooperative; and Heather Warman, executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation.

Viewers with questions and comments may send email to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. 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 Tonigh”t programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

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

–Jack Brammer

Guests for ‘Comment’ are announced

Three Kentucky journalists will join interim host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

They are Joseph Gerth of The Courier-Journal, Lawrence Smith of WDRB-TV in Louisville and Nick Storm of cn|2.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss legislative session; ‘KY Tonight’ will feature U.S. Senate GOP candidates

Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly will be discussed on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” while “Kentucky Tonight” will feature seveal candidates in this spring’s U.S. Senate Republican primary election. Both are public affairs shows of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV on “Comment” will be three journalists — Laura Ungar of The Courier-Journal, Ryan Alessi of CN2′s “Pure Politics,” and Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

On the Monday, April 21 edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman will discuss issues in Kentucky”s U.S. Senate Republican primary with candidates in the race.

Scheduled candidates are Matt Bevin, Brad Copas and Shawna Sterling

Viewers with questions may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. 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” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight. “Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

Guests for this weekend’s ‘Comment on Kentucky’ announced

Three journalists will host Bill Bryant on this weekend’s edition of “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

They are Miranda Combs of Lexington’s WKYT-TV, Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service Inc.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.