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.
“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!