Newly Released Audio Further Complicates Kentucky Politician's Sizable Legacy

Jan 23, 2020

Wait 'til you hear what Happy Chandler had to say about Colonel Sanders! In the latest installment of Saving Stories, WUKY's Award Winning History Series, Doug Boyd, director of the UK Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History and Ben Chandler, grandson of political legend A.B. Happy Chandler, discuss 68 previously restricted interviews featuring Chandler, his friends, family, allies and adversaries.  Happy Chandler was part of Kentucky's, and the nation's, political and cultural landscape for the better part of the 20th century.  In one interview Chandler talks about one of the many dirty tricks played on him by his political rival John Y. Brown Sr.  This particular episode involved none other than "The Colonel" Harlan Sanders.


L to R: UK Basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, Marilyn Maxwell, Happy Chandler and Comedian Bob Hope
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