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

Arkansas and the American Dream
We’re all familiar with the American Dream — the idea that anyone in the United States can climb the economic ladder of opportunity — but is it still achievable? AETN continues to address poverty in the state with “A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas” and to survey the national landscape with “Dream On.” Learn more about these projects and a special night of programming after the jump.

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Volunteers Like You
You can have fun, help others and support causes and organizations by sharing a bit of your spare time and volunteering! Learn how you (or your group) can help others — and yourself — by working with AETN Foundation.

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Parents, PJs and Pies
Wear your PJs and join us for a fun-filled family event as we and our partners at Dropping Back in and Healthy Families of Faulkner and Conway Counties share education resources on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.! “Parents, PJs and Pies” will feature a BBQ lunch, giveaways, fun activities and special “Llama Llama Red Pajama” gift bags.

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“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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Save the Date for AETN Family Day
Travel back in time to the 1960s when AETN first came on the airwaves at Family Day 2016: Peace, Love and AETN! We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary with screenings of episodes of classic programs from the AETN Video Vault, opportunities to meet your favorite PBS KIDS characters and sneak peeks of what to expect next on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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