From the remarkable reminisces of famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough and the reopening of the Lindbergh Baby’s case to Papua New Guinea’s astounding, adaptive fauna, this AETN Exploration Wednesday promises an evening of exciting television. Join us on Jan. 30, beginning at 7 p.m., to drink in history and match wits with both mankind and elemental forces." />
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Posted on 30 Jan 2013


"Nature: Attenborough's Life Stories" 

From the remarkable reminisces of famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough and the reopening of the Lindbergh Baby’s case to Papua New Guinea’s astounding fauna – which has adapted to outrun and outlast the island’s volcanic eruptions – this AETN Exploration Wednesday promises an evening of exciting television. Join us on Jan. 30 to drink in history and match wits with both mankind and elemental forces, beginning at 7 p.m.


In the second episode honoring the 60th anniversary of Sir David Attenborough’s television career, “Nature – Attenborough’s Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World” continues to explore the three fields Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly in his tenure: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the newly remastered scenes Attenborough has spent his career capturing – as well as in new interviews in which he reviews the content featured – Attenborough takes us behind-the-scenes of his landmark series. It’s an exciting synopsis of a unique career featuring Britain’s most accomplished storyteller’s hair-raising attempts to bring new science to a television audience.

Next, reopen one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time in “NOVA: Who Killed the Lindbergh’s Baby?” The story is sadly familiar: after becoming the first man to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Charles Lindbergh became most famous human being on earth. When he and his wife, Anne, had a son, Charlie, the papers dubbed him, “Little Lindy.” But their happiness was cut short. On March 1, 1932, kidnappers snatched the baby from the home. While negotiations wen on for weeks, Charlie was never returned. Eventually, his body was found five miles from the Lindbergh’s hometown. Find out whether a team of expert investigators employing state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques are able to determine what really happened to the Lindbergh’s baby – and why.

Rounding out the evening at 9 p.m., “Life On Fire: Ash Runners” whisks us away to the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, where a handful of clever creatures have learned to interpret and survive mother nature’s violent moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their homes, their choices are simple: live or stay and adapt. Tune in and learn the astounding ways birds, hermit crabs, flying foxes and the majestic Priamus butterflies have changed to survive.


AETN Exploration Wednesday

Jan., 30, 2013


AETN ENGAGE BLOG

“Back Road Barns” - Viewer Photos
Coming to AETN on Thursday, Aug. 25, “Back Road Barns” travels through rural Arkansas on a visual road trip to classic barns that have long been a part of our culture. See a preview of what you have to look forward to by scrolling through viewer photo submissions for a special segment of the AETN original film.

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AETN Night at Dickey-Stephens Park - Win Tickets!
Celebrate AETN’s 50th Anniversary with our staff members and friends from “Super Why” on Friday, Aug. 5, with the Arkansas Travelers in North Little Rock! “Exploring Arkansas” host Chuck Dovish will throw out the first pitch as the Travs take on the Springfield Cardinals at Dickey-Stephens Park. But the fun doesn’t end there! You can win tickets to join us for the game and following fireworks show by entering our Facebook contest through Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
AETN is proud to host Arkansas STEM Girls Camp Thursday, July 21, and we have some exciting sessions with outstanding presenters slated! Read on for a preview of the amazing material our expert guests will explore, and discover for yourself just a few of the phenomenal STEM career paths available to young women across the state.

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Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith
Looking for a grr-ific family treat? We’re giving away four tickets to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” on Sunday, Oct. 2! Enter to win four seats to the show by telling us about your family’s favorite Daniel Tiger lesson by midnight on Sunday, July 31.

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FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.

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