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Guest Blogger Jack Smith - Halloween Program Picks

It’s almost Halloween, and that means that it’s time for everyone – including your favorite, local public television station – to break out their fake cobwebs and try and carve a pumpkin that won’t look quite as mangled as the one from last year. In keeping with the season, your favorite, local marketing intern (that would be me) has put together a "don't miss" list of AETN's on-air and on-line Halloween programming. Read More

Cast Your Vote … in the AETN Battle of the Pumpkins!

The AETN Battle of the Pumpkins ends Friday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. AETN Departments are still vying for your vote for their creative AETN and PBS-themed pumpkins. Help them win honor, glory and bragging rights by choosing your favorite at aetn.org/contest. Read More

October “Cooking on the Wild Side” Recipes

Have you been cooking with John and Phyllis this month? Find the delicious recipes they’ve been whipping up (and taste-testing) in Phyllis’ kitchen in our October “Cooking on the Wild Side” recipe round up. Read More

“Ghosts, Blood and Zombies - A Student Selects Halloween”

Arkansas’s young filmmakers will be showing off their spooky sides in the first ever edition of “Ghosts, Blood and Zombies — A Student Selects Halloween” on Friday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 and 10 p.m. Start with the a milder first batch of films in our prime time showcase of family-friendly entries, then let horror fans stay up for the hour-long feature of terror-inducing submissions at 10 p.m. Read More

Guest Blogger Jack Smith — An Inside Look at the Student Selects HSDFF Workshop

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and work with young, emerging filmmakers from right here in Arkansas as a part of my ongoing internship through Hendrix College at AETN. The entire weekend was a wonderful experience and one that I highly recommend to any and all who might find themselves interested in the world of film or who just have a taste for the documentary style. Read More

Learn the Address

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. Watch the film that inspired this initiative "The Address" April 15th 2014.

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AETN's 'Ghosts, Blood and Zombies' to premier Oct. 31

Student-made special will air in two parts Halloween night

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AETN, Arkansas libraries partner to hold statewide Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Project helps provide warmth in Arkansas neighborhoods

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Candidates in nine races to participate in 'Election 2014: AETN Debates'

Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Republican candidates to participate; public invited

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