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Free Amy Garland & Friends Concert Aug. 27

School may have started, but our free AETN Presents summer concert series hasn’t ended. The Amy Garland Band and their talented musical friends — including Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde and RJ Looney — are joining us in the AETN studios Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. for a free concert, and so can you! Read More

Plum Landing Arrives at Conway EcoFest

Plum to earth - she’s coming in for a landing! On Saturday, Sept. 13, we’re bringing all the fun of one of our latest online PBS KIDS programs, “Plum Landing” to EcoFest! Join us for an exciting day, filled with all sorts of fun activities, at Laurel Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More

New AETN KIDS Fall Schedule

It’s already time to kick 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

AETN Films Among Most-Watched in PBS Online Film Festival

As you’ve no doubt seen over the summer, two outstanding short pieces by independent Arkansas film makers represented AETN in the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival. With the results of last week’s conclusion, we received some wonderful news both “Diamond John” and “Westland” were among the top 10 most-watched films! Read More

AETN Original Productions Earn Mid-America EMMY Nominations

We are happy to announce that AETN original documentary “Champion Trees” and AETN original program and online arts initiative “LOUPE” have received four total 2014 Mid-America EMMY Nominations. Congratulations to our production department and crews, as well as the many organizations and individuals, who made the creation of these pieces possible! 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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