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“The Ascending Journey” Premieres on May 13 on KET

Click here to view the trailer.

Nancy Clauter’s world was changed forever the day she heard three little words: “You have cancer.” As a music professor at the University of Kentucky and principal oboe with the Lexington Philharmonic, the diagnosis of non-curable cancer meant not only facing mortality, but also the loss of her ability to communicate through music.

The Ascending Journey, a 30-minute documentary, follows Nancy’s journey from her diagnosis of a rare form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, through chemotherapy and groundbreaking stem cell transplant therapy. As she battles cancer, Nancy fights to continue to play and inspire others through her strength and her song.

“The Ascending Journey” will air six times in May. It will premiere on May 13, at 4 am and 10:30 pm.
The upcoming airdates are
KET: Sunday, May 13 at 4:00 am EDT
KET: Sunday, May 13 at 10:30 pm EDT
KET2: Thursday, May 17 at 10:30 pm EDT
KET2: Monday, May 21 at midnight EDT
KETKY: Monday, May 28 at 5:00 am EDT
KETKY: Wednesday, May 30 at 9:30 pm EDT

To learn more about our Media For Research Lab please click here.

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Documentary produced by Vis Center begins airing on KET

The Media for Research Lab within the Vis Center and the Department of Mining Engineering in the UK College of Engineering worked together for over a year on a documentary to present a balanced picture of coal in Kentucky. They worked with the Cabinet for Energy and Environment, coal industry professions, the Sierra Club, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and others to pull together the content for the film, shooting video all over the state.

The goal of the film is to examine the significance of this history, what it means today and how Kentucky can move forward to responsibly mine coal while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens, the environment, and the economy for the future.

The film will air several times on the KET network:
11/23 9:00PM KET
11/24 10:00PM KET KY
11/25 3:00AM KET
11/26 9:00AM KET KY
11/29 5:00AM KET KY

Premiere of “Coal in Kentucky: A Documentary”

Tonight, the Vis Center premieres our most recent documentary, “Coal in Kentucky: A Documentary”. The documentary examines the significance of coal in Kentucky through the voices of coal industry professionals, activists, politicians and everyday people.

Funded through a grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Energy and Environment, the film is presented by the University of Kentucky’s Vis Center and Department of Mining Engineering.

Listen to an interview with Stephen Bailey and Julie Martinez of the Vis Center.

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