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John Wesley Huddleston - The Man Behind “Diamond John”

Travis Mosler’s independent film “Diamond John” — currently ranked in the top three of the PBS Online Film Festival — has inspired us to laugh … and learn! Want to get to know the Arkansas man whose life inspired this period comedy? Keep reading to get the scoop on John Wesley Huddleston, the real “Diamond John,” and on how Mosler created the short film to encourage state pride. Read More

Free Amasa Hines Concert July 17

What could make a great summer evening even better? Try a concert from Amasa Hines! The seven-piece Little Rock band will be live in AETN studios Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. Named one of the “12 Arkansas Bands You Should be Listening to Now” by Paste Magazine and one of the top “10 Southern Bands to Listen to Now” by Southern Living magazine, theirs is a show you won't to miss! Find out how to get your free seat --> Read More

Shop Amazon, Earn Donations for AETN!

You’re already supporting AETN in all sorts of ways (starting with reading this blog!), but what if you could support your local PBS station financially without doing anything beyond your normal online shopping? With AmazonSmile - you can! Simply follow our link to sign up for the AmazonSmile program, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the AETN Foundation. Read More

Get the Facts about Heat Illness - '108° : Critical Response'

We all know it’s getting hot outside — just in time for sports camps, two-a-day practices and more. But do you know just how serious heat illness can be for young people in Arkansas? We’re experiencing more 100˚ and higher days in the summer and that makes serious injury, and even death, from exertional heat illness a threat. The good news? It’s completely preventable. Get the facts and learn about our upcoming original documentary “108˚: Critical Response” — premiering July 21 at 7 p.m. — after the jump. Read More

“Cyberchase” Community Event in downtown Little Rock - July 19

Along with our partners at the Museum of Discovery and the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, AETN is excited to host the Cyberchase Community Event in Little Rock’s Rivermarket District on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how you can meet Digit from “Cyberchase” and much more after the jump. 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 '108°: Critical Response' to premiere with live special July 21

Film addresses dangers of heat illness in high school sports; three families affected share personal experiences.

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AETN to premiere new series 'Agri Arkansas' Sunday, July 27

Series designed to celebrate agriculture in Arkansas, develop conversations on complex issues.

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Beebe to address student questions in AETN's 'Young Arkansans Ask' July 3

Special allows high school students to discuss economy, education, more with governor.

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