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Every Picture Tells a Story ... So what's the story on the guy in the ditch?

Wartime photos give us an idea of what those serving undergo, but there are often layers - even hidden dangers - that are difficult to comprehend unless you've lived the experience. Join Bruce Wesson, who served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and led a combat photography film team known as the MACV Army A Team, to explore the stories behind the images he captured on a perimeter sweep mission at Fire Support Base Charlie in the Hiep Duc Valley region in December of 1967.

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AETN Day at Mid-America Science Museum 2017

Meet some of your favorite PBS KIDS friends at Hot Springs’ Mid-America Science Museum on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! We can’t wait to see you at AETN Day for character photos, activities and more.

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The Demystified Zone: A Will of Light

The revolutionary who would eventually style himself "Hồ Chí Minh" - roughly meaning "the Enlightened Man with a Will of Light" – traveled a long road from son of a controversy prone magistrate to Prime Minister and President of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam. Keep reading to examine his early life, from the Versailles Peace Conference to his work with the United States’ OSS during WWII and beyond.

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“Arkansans Ask: Veterans History Project”

Learn how Arkansans can take action to preserve the histories of our state's veterans and about the various aspects of the “AETN Salutes Arkansas Vietnam Veterans” initiative in a special episode of “Arkansans Ask” Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Viewers may submit questions and comments during the live broadcast at 800-662-2386, paffairs@aetn.org or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

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The Demystified Zone: Declarations of Dependence

Vietnam’s long and complex history led to the creation of an extremely nationalistic state: it defined itself most by resistance to outside influences. Explore how Vietnam formed its identity, and how neighboring China and French colonialists' colorful interpretations of treaties set the world stage for what would eventually become the Vietnam War.

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Arkansas Week September 15, 2017

(ACA) Another drop in the state's uninsured rate; but now a proposed drop in the process that helped bring it about. (Womack) Could an Arkansan in a key Congressional fiscal seat make a difference, for his state and the nation? (DACA) The Dreamers of Arkansas - is the latest twist a nightmare for the president's Arkansas advocates? (Dems?) And how much hope, if any, do the president's new best friends give Arkansas's minority party?

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Arkansans Ask: Veterans History Project

The Library of Congress houses the Veterans History Project which "collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans." This episode will offer information about this effort and provide guidance for Arkansans to participate in the project.

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Arkansas Week September 8, 2017

Steve Barnes visits with Arkansas U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman.

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Exploring Arkansas September 2017

Salamander Spring Cave, Scott Plantation Settlement, Gar Fishing, Audubon Society Ecology Camp

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Cooking on the Wild Side September 2017

Basque Bread,Grilled Dover Kabobs, Dove Stroganoff and Smiley Bars

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