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AETN Black History Month 2012

Posted on 01 Feb 2012

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PBS broadcasts programming created by and about African Americans year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of this year's Black History Month, PBS will showcase an expansive lineup of programs profiling the rich history, culture and contributions of African Americans. From the abolition of slavery to the rise of the black power movement, these programs take a profound look into a variety of historical events and individuals.

  • Independent Lens: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame. Thursday, February 2, 08:00 p.m. Learn More
  • Slavery By Another Name "Slavery By Another Name" explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South. Monday, February 13, 8 p.m. Learn More
  • Independent Lens: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Take a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America, 1967-1975. Sunday, February 12, 11 p.m. Learn More
  • Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Hear the story of William Still, a free black man who accepted delivery of “human cargo” on the Underground Railroad. Monday, February 6, 9 p.m. Learn More
  • Frontline: The Interrupters Follow a group of former gang leaders trying to “interrupt” shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once committed. Tuesday, February 14, 8 p.m. Learn More
  • Great Performances: Memphis on Broadway Turn back the dial to the 1950s in this Tony Award-winning musical about an interracial couple whose love for music, and each other, is put to the test. Friday, February 24, 9 p.m. Learn More
  • Independent Lens: More Than a Month Find out why an African-American filmmaker wants to end Black History Month. Sunday, February 19, 11 p.m. Learn More
  • American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches Enjoy this lively biography of an exceptional figure in the history of jazz. Monday, February 27, 9 p.m. Learn More


“Agri Arkansas” - June 2016
This month, join us to take a look at the Natural State’s global reach. What are the products that Arkansas farmers sell around the world, and how are we expected to fare in a declining export market? We’ll also have an update on a farm-to-fuel initiative in DeWitt and make a visit to the Olde Crow General Store at the junction of Highways 9 and 5 in the latest “Agri Arkansas” on Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m.


“A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas” airs June 27
Arkansas is currently ranked fourth in the nation with most people in poverty: one of every five people lives below the poverty line. How does this affect our state and what resources are available to help anyone who is struggling? Find out as we further the conversation about poverty and opportunity in “A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas” Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m.


Turn Up the Heat With Sunday Night Drama
The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this summer! From “Vicious” and “Endeavour” to “Dancing on the Edge” and “The Tunnel,” get ready for new seasons, new series, a special series finale and more! Masterpiece PBS is ready for summer — with plenty of romance, mystery and even murder — and June is just the beginning.


Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - Facebook Contest
Travel to new places, different times and even new worlds this summer by reading together! You can help the kids in your life fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest June 13-30. Learn how you can enter and host a summer reading party for 20!


PBS KIDS ScratchJr Pine Bluff - Coding for Tomorrow
Through a grant from PBS and the Verizon Foundation, AETN Early Childhood Education has been proud to partner with Pine Bluff School District elementary schools to hold the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camp. This camp, which directly addresses the Arkansas Department of Education’s goals to integrate computing concepts into the classroom, is revolutionary because it supports critical thought processing with computational thinking and problem solving. Learn five ways that Pine Bluff is laying the groundwork for students to achieve basic computer coding after the jump!