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UCA professor stars in August’s “Time Team America”

We always enjoy airing outstanding PBS programming, but it’s especially exciting when our friends and neighbors are featured! This August, join us to see Dr. Duncan McKinnon, visiting assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, on “Time Team America.” Read More

“Agri Arkansas” premieres Sunday, July 27

Agriculture is Arkansas’s number one industry — celebrate and explore its achievements and challenges with our new program “Agri Arkansas.” Far from your granddad’s farm report, we’ll take a closer look at the diverse industry and develop conversations surrounding complex issues by featuring experts, innovators and challenges beginning this Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m. Read More

Guest Blogger Rhonda Fincher on "108˚: Critical Response"

When my son Kendrick died from heat stroke in 1995, there was very little information on heat illness prevention and few people were discussing how to prevent it. Over the years, I have found some great folks who are promoting heat illness prevention within their scope of influence. Some of them are featured on the AETN and ArkansasIDEAS original documentary "108˚: Critical Response that will be released on July 21. These are our stories. Read More

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

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

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 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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