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AETN Battle of the Pumpkins - DIY PBS KIDS Costume Ideas

Are you and your ghouls and goblins dreaming up ideas for Halloween costumes? Take some inspiration from this round up of great PBS KIDS DIY Costume ideas - like Sid the Science KIDS, Daniel Tiger, Arthur Read, Thomas the Tank Engine, Word Girl, Buddy the Dinosaur and more! Read More

“Dabbling in Design” Workshop Offered Nov. 1

Learn about the basic elements of design in this two-hour workshop presented by the AETN Education Department. Using Microsoft Word, you’ll learn about basic layout and color blocking, as well as how to add photos and textures, apply color, and add accent shapes and text. The cost is $20, and the registration deadline is Oct. 24. Read More

AETN Student Selects - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

In the next three days, we'll be attending the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and providing outstanding opportunities to both young filmmakers and festival attendees! We'll be hosting the 2014 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Program Oct. 16-17, and screening the "Student Selects 2014: A Young Filmmakers Symposium" documentary films Thursday, Oct. 16 at 3:50 p.m. in the Arlington Hotel. Read More

AETN Antenna Repairs - Beginning Oct. 14

Due to antenna repairs, viewers watching AETN on digital sub-channels KETS-2 (Little Rock area), KETG-9 (Arkadelphia area) and KETZ-12 (El Dorado area), may notice daytime program interruptions to our sub-channels AETN-2 Create, AETN-3 Plus and AETN-4 Radio Reading Service beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14. Our primary channel, AETN-1, will not be affected. Read More

“Election 2014: AETN Debates” - Finalized Participants

Final information about all candidate and panelist information is now finalized for “Election 2014: AETN Debates.” Familiarize yourself with the schedule, candidates and issues relevant to Arkansas’s 2014 election cycle, and be sure to watch, learn and participate! Debate tapings are open to the public and will be livestreamed at aetn.org/elections. Debates will air each night Oct. 13-17 beginning at 7. 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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Candidates in nine races to participate in 'Election 2014: AETN Debates'

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

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AETN original documentary 'Champion Trees' wins Emmys, CINDYs

Award-winning film explores history, beauty of state's largest trees

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Beene accepts position as chair of AETN Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Linda L. Beene, senior vice president of Martin-Wilbourn Partners, has accepted the position of chair of the AETN Foundation Board of Directors. Beene previously served as vice chair of the board.

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