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Friday Night Block Busters - PBS Arts Fall Festival 2016
Block off your calendars and let your friends know that staying in is the new going out, because your Friday nights will be booked for the foreseeable future! With an outstanding lineup through December, the PBS Arts Fall Festival is bringing everything from “Hamilton’s America” and Imelda Staunton in “Gypsy” to “Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody” and “Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Theater” on AETN Arts Fridays at 8 p.m.
What Comes Next? - “Hamilton’s America”
We know that is delving into the history of the man and the musical and — while we’re all looking forward into a special that’s much more than a “making of a musical” — we’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking forward to seeing performances by the original cast. Find out which songs to watch for and more after the jump.
Lessons from Elwood City: What "Arthur" Taught Me
America’s favorite aardvark hit the big screen 20 years ago! On October 7, 1996, “Arthur” was introduced to what would become a dedicated following — including me! See what I’ve learned from my visits to Elwood City as a first-generation “Arthur” lover.
Helping Children Cope with an Incarcerated Parent
The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. Learn more about the wealth of resources “Sesame Street” has to help parents, caregivers and childcare providers know what to say, how to say it and ways to comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments.
“Arkansans Ask: Families Left Behind” airs Oct. 20
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More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent — what happens to them, and what resources are available to their new caregivers? Tune in for a special “Arkansans Ask” Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. as our expert panel discusses the stigma and challenges children and caregivers experience, detail support groups and programs available to families, and answer viewer questions.