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Posted on 30 Jan 2015
Reliving the lifestyle and adventure of the American frontier, going on a photography outing along the Mulberry River in autumn and restoring wagons of the Old West – it’s all coming up during a brand new “Exploring Arkansas” episode on Monday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.!

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Posted on 28 Jan 2015
Artwork is missing from the Museum of Modern Cookies … and Cookie Monster is the prime suspect! Can Elmo, Abby and Chris clear Cookie’s name in time? Find out at our special family sneak preview of the classic chew-dunnit — along with fun crafts and snacks — on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. in AETN studios.

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Posted on 26 Jan 2015
Calling all K-3 author/illustrators across Arkansas! We’re now accepting entries for the 2015 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Twelve state-level winners — three from each grade — will receive AETN prize packs, and each first-place winner will advance to the national contest. On top of that, first-place winners will have an extra-special treat: they can either tour AETN studios with their class or have Clifford the Big Red Dog come to visit them at their school!

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Posted on 26 Jan 2015
Arkansas educators, we know that you’re using digital technology and tools to drive student achievement in your classrooms … and now is the time to be recognized for it! The third annual PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for tech-savvy K-12 educators is accepting entries through Feb. 11. Winners will receive free PD opportunities - and could even win a tablet and an all-expense paid trip to Philadelphia!

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Posted on 25 Jan 2015
We’re in production of a new documentary featuring Arkansas’s historic courthouses, thanks to funding from the Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and The Moving Image Trust. Join producer Casey Sanders and Jack Carroll as they travel to White County and Saline County for cold but beautiful shoots!

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Posted on 24 Jan 2015
We love looking for new programming opportunities and, to test our skills in a new environment, we had an outstanding opportunity to do a run-through taping of Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain at Oxford American’s Local Live night at South on Main in Little Rock. See how it went, and learn how you can join un for the next shoot on Thursday, Jan. 29!

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Posted on 22 Jan 2015
Who’s the hardest worker in Arkansas agriculture? Many would say it’s the honey bee, our state insect! In a brand new episode of our monthly series, explore apiculture in the Natural State, learn about the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder and find out everything you need to know about backyard beekeeping.

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Posted on 17 Jan 2015
We’ve told you about our exciting, free event on Jan. 21 — a preview screening of upcoming PBS documentary series “EARTH A New Wild” and panel discussion with its host and prominent conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan. But, in case you don’t know already, why should you reserve your seat sooner rather than later? We have 10 great reasons!

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Posted on 17 Jan 2015
Keep your new year’s resolutions going strong with inspiration from favorite health, wellness and financial planning programming Jan. 17-18! We’ll be featuring specials with Tom Hegna and Suze Orman, Joy Bauer and JJ Virgin and more.

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Posted on 13 Jan 2015
Dr. M. Sanjayan — leading conservation scientist and host of “EARTH A New Wild” — is coming to Little Rock on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to participate in a free screening and panel discussion of the upcoming PBS documentary series. Join us, the Nature Conservancy of Arkansas and the Museum of Discovery for a special reception, screening and discussion at the Ron Robinson Auditorium, but be sure to reserve your ticket! Seating is limited.

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Posted on 08 Jan 2015
Ever looked around your house at the odd little knick-knack you picked up at the flea market and wonder if it’s worth anything or seen a “Roadshow” appraiser value an item for an astounding amount and think, “I have something kinda like that in the garage …” Well, now’s your chance! “Antiques Roadshow” is coming to Little Rock as part of its six-city summer tour on Saturday, July 25.

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Posted on 08 Jan 2015
We had a wonderful time celebrating the return of “Downton Abbey” at our Season 5 preview screening events in Fayetteville and Little Rock! Join us after the jump to see our costume contest finalists, find links to download photos and more.

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Posted on 06 Jan 2015
In celebration of Miller Williams’ life, AETN is proud to air a special rebroadcast of his appearance on “Men & Women of Distinction” Friday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Williams, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, passed away on Jan. 1 in Fayetteville. This intimate interview provides a portrait of a unique talent who was memorable not only as a prominent poet, but as a father, husband, mentor, writer and teacher.

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Posted on 02 Jan 2015
The first new “Exploring Arkansas” for 2015 includes fly-fishing with a world champion gold medalist, float-fishing for smallmouth bass and spending time with a log master craftsman – all coming up Monday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on 02 Jan 2015
A new season of “Downton Abbey” is nearly upon us! We’ve scoured the web for all of the best premiere party ideas for your soiree — from Mad Libs inspiration and Downton Clue to place setting etiquette and recipes (simple and elaborate). See what we’ve uncovered and share your ideas after the jump.

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Posted on 01 Jan 2015
The online world offers us immeasurable information and great benefits … but along with those resources come risks. To help you and your family learn how to recognize and address safety issues in the digital world, AETN Adult Education is offering a free Cyber Safety class on Monday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. in partnership with the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office.

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Posted on 30 Dec 2014
New Year’s is always a great time for changes and improvement, and we’re kicking off 2015 with several modifications to our regular primetime schedule. Read through our list to see which new programs we’ll be airing and to see the new arrangements for several viewer favorites - including Masterpiece’s move to 8 p.m., beginning with the premiere of “Downton Abbey: Season 5” on Sunday, Jan. 4.

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Posted on 19 Dec 2014
I’m Jack Smith, a senior at Hendrix College, and I’ve spent most of the past few months doing my absolute best to prove to myself that going out into the world beyond academia won’t actually be as terrifying as I’ve tricked myself into believing. Thankfully, working here at AETN for the past few months has been really helpful for me in that regard.

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Posted on 19 Dec 2014
Are you (or an educator you know) using digital media and technology to lead innovation in your school? Then don’t miss applying for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Program by Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015! Winning applicants will win a FREE year of PD — including virtual trainings, access to exclusive resources and events, and membership into a robust professional learning community — and the top 30 educators will take an all-expense-paid, three-day trip to Philadelphia for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit and the prestigious ISTE conference.

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Posted on 18 Dec 2014
While our bowl game may be over, there’s no reason to put an end to the football fun! (Sorry we’re not sorry, Longhorns fans.) Continue your celebration and recognize the 50th anniversary of the Razorback’s national title win with back-to-back broadcasts of “The Jim Lindsey Story” and “22 Straight,” the story of the legendary mid-60s Razorback football program on Jan. 1, 2015.

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