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“Election 2014: AETN Debates” Schedule - Watch. Learn. Participate.
Posted on 19 Sep 2014
To help Arkansas voters familiarize themselves with the candidates and wide range of issues relevant to our state’s 2014 election cycle, we’re hosting and broadcast the “Election 2014: AETN Debates,” Oct. 13-17. Candidates in nine races have agreed to participate in this year’s broadcast event. Join us after the jump to learn when each debate is scheduled, which candidates have confirmed and who this year’s panelists will be. Read More

“Student Selects 2014” premieres Sept. 25
Posted on 18 Sep 2014
See and celebrate the work of Arkansas’s next generation of filmmakers in “Student Selects : A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2014” starting Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.! This annual event highlights K-12 students’ creativity and talent, as well as the work of our 2014 THEA Foundation scholarship winners in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. Read More

AETN KIDS Club Booklist: Animals + Reading = Fun
Posted on 18 Sep 2014
How can you make reading even more fun for kids? If you already know that they love their furry, feathered or even scaly friends, we have some great ideas! Get to know Arkansas author David M. Sargent Jr. — who writes children’s books about his pets; learn how reading to pets can build reading confidence; and check out our booklist filled with stories about animal pals of all shapes and sizes. Read More

"Sesame Street" Season 45
Posted on 14 Sep 2014
This fall, we and “Sesame Street” are introducing new episodes, a bonus half-hour program in the afternoon (available on-air and online), and celebrating the iconic series’ 45th year of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Another bonus? Lots of fun celebrity appearances and spoofs grown-ups will enjoy, too! Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About The Roosevelts
Posted on 14 Sep 2014
We’re all fairly acquainted with basic facts about America’s most well-known political family, but, there are some things we all probably missed in history class, too! Keep reading for ten Roosevelts that facts surprised us, and be sure to share what you learn while watching Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Sept. 14-20, at 7 each night. Read More

Celebrating Freedom in the Classroom
Posted on 14 Sep 2014
Arkansas educators looking for help as they teach their students about and celebrate Patriot Day, Constitution Day and Freedom Week (in compliance with new state and national requirements) can find great resources with ArkansasIDEAS and PBS LearningMedia! Keep reading to learn about the new requirements and find links to free complementary videos, lesson plans and other materials. Read More

Plum Landing Arrives at Conway EcoFest
Posted on 12 Sep 2014
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

Sneak Preview of “Steel Rails in Arkansas” at Jacksonville Train Show
Posted on 05 Sep 2014
“Steel Rails in Arkansas” is a travelogue of all things railroad in Arkansas and full of restored depots, train shows, miniature train layouts and more! Join us for a sneak preview of this AETN original production at the annual Jacksonville Train Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, in the Jacksonville Community Center. Read More

"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" Begins Sept. 14
Posted on 04 Sep 2014
They changed our nation’s history … and, in the process, what it means to be an American. In Ken Burns’ latest documentary series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” — which premieres Sunday, Sept. 14. — the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are woven together as we explore one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. Read More

Fall Series of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” Airs Throughout Sept.
Posted on 03 Sep 2014
A four-part series of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Featured guests include LA Times music critic Robert Hilburn, author of “Johnny Cash: The Life”; Congressman John Lewis, civil rights movement leader and co-author of “March: Book One”; and Dr. Sam Taggart, medical historian and author of “The Public’s Health.” Read More

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