From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica
Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson
Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In "Clinton",
the latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful
series of presidential biographies, "American Experience" explores the
fascinating story of an American president who rose from a broken
childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians
in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted
characters to ever stride across the public stage. It recounts a career
full of accomplishment and rife with scandal, a marriage that would make
history and create controversy and a presidency that would define the
crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall
and 9/11. It follows Clinton across his two terms as he confronted some
of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan
political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and
struggled, with uneven success, to define the role of American power in a
post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clintons
conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and
confounded his friends. The program features unprecedented access to
scores of Clinton insiders including White House Press Secretary Dee Dee
Myers, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, White House Chief of Staff
Leon Panetta and Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, as well as
interviews with foreign leaders, members of the Republican opposition,
childhood friends, staffers from Clintons years as governor of
Arkansas, biographers and journalists.
Be Sure to Watch! "Clinton: American Experience" beginning Monday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning Day
With local and national applications - and even some fun prizes to win - we’re thrilled to celebration National Summer Learning Day Thursday, July 14, and to support academic growth for all of our PBS KIDS all season long! From special events and contests to new episodes and more, read on for five ways to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with AETN PBS KIDS.
Learning for summer — and beyond! - AETN PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps
This summer, AETN was proud to host PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps, made possible by PBS KIDS and support from the Verizon Foundation, to help Arkansas students between the ages of five and eight get started with Creative Coding! Read on to learn more about how our Conway campers learned to create and express themselves with technology (and how you can download the FREE PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to get started at home) after the jump.
Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - July Facebook Contest
Have you been visiting new worlds, traveling to times past and future, and meeting new friends from the farthest realms of imagination by reading with the kids in your life summer? We have another exciting chance for you to help them fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our July I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest. Enter to win by noon on Thursday, July 28, for a chance to host a summer reading party for 20!