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All New AETN Exploration Wednesday

Posted on 10 Oct 2012

"Nature: Siberian Tiger Quest" 

Tonight, starting at 7 p.m., kick off a night of all new programming on AETN’s Exploration Wednesday! We’ll begin with “Nature: Siberian Tiger Quest” at 7 p.m., and follow up with “NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword” at 8 p.m. and “NOVA scienceNOW: What Makes Us Human?” at 9 p.m. It’s going to be an amazing night!

To start with, we’ll get to see the amazing work of Korean cameraman, Sooyong Park. He spent two years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat in a very unconventional manner! To capture the regal cats on film, Park dug an underground pit and – this is unbelievable – waited there for weeks at a time. Absolutely unreal – as are his rare glimpses of the wild tigers.

Then, manmade wonders follow the natural treasures with “Secrets of the Viking Sword” where “NOVA” launches its new season by leveraging cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht Viking sword and unravel its mysteries. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, the Ulfberht remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it saw its last battle. The process that Viking sword makers used to design and build it is even more incredible!

Then, enjoy watching a new season and new host on “NOVA scienceNOW”! David Pogue takes us on a journey that explores what scientists have struggled with for centuries: how do we pinpoint what makes us human? Learn how we separate ourselves from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet by exploring traits we once thought were uniquely ours – like language, tool-making and even laughter – to uncover our evolutionary roots.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


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.


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.


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.


“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.


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.