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New AETN KIDS Fall Schedule

We've already kicked off a new school year, and soon it will be time to start our new Fall 2014 AETN KIDS Schedule! To benefit our younger viewers, beginning Sept. 1, we’re adjusting our daytime AETN PBS KIDS schedule and introducing new shows. Keep reading to get the inside scoop. Read More

Chuck’s Blog - September “Exploring Arkansas”

From walking on water, to mountain biking, to mountain man trout fishing to taking a dip in not one but two refreshing swimmin’ holes – it’s a great way to spend Labor Day during a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” on AETN! Read More

August “Agri Arkansas” - Poultry, DeSalvo Family & Local Produce

On Sunday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m., take a closer look at the Arkansas poultry industry, meet Conway County’s own 2013 Farm Family of the Year and learn more about online tools that can help you find local produce with the Arkansas Agriculture Department. Keep reading for details, sneak peek photos, and this month’s discussion panelists! Read More

Sherlock Lives! … In Saturday Night Crime Time Block

Have your weekends seemed mundane without the presence of the world’s only consulting detective? There’s no longer any reason to be bored. Seasons 1-3 of “Sherlock” will air as part of our Saturday Crime Time Block in the 11 p.m. slot. Read More

“108˚: Critical Response” Rebroadcasts Sunday, Aug. 31

As the temperature rises and fall activities go into full swing, don’t miss the special rebroadcast of AETN and ArkansasIDEAS’ original documentary “108˚: Critical Response.” This important film addresses the dangers of heat illness in high school sports and other high temperature activities. Watch to learn more through personal testimonies from Arkansas families and interviews with coaches, certified athletic trainers, kinesiologists and other medical professionals. 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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Amy Garland Band to perform free concert at AETN

Guests, including Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde, R.J. Looney, join in studio Thursday, Aug. 28

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Mabel Wise chosen as finalist in national PBS KIDS Writers Contest Story featured on

Mabel Wise of Rogers has been chosen as a finalist in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Wise’s original story “Cloudy and the Busy Street” placed first among third grade entries in Arkansas in the local contest hosted by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

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AETN wins Aurora Awards for 'Champion Trees,' 'Bayou Bartholomew'

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) production department has been honored with two Aurora Awards in the Spring 2014 competition.

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