On Memorial Day weekend, PBS will unite the nation with an evening that
has become an American tradition. The "National Memorial Day Concert"
honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their
families at home and all those who have given their lives for our
country. The top-rated show (#3 in PBS Primetime!) is broadcast live
from the West Lawn of the US Capitol before a concert audience of
hundreds of thousands, to millions more at home and on the American
Forces Network to troops serving around the world. The multi
award-winning broadcast features an all-star line-up in performance with
the National Symphony Orchestra and is co-hosted for the seventh time
by Emmy Award- winner Gary Sinise and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna,
two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans' causes
and supporting the troops in active service. The event has become the
nation's memorial service offering viewers a time to remember, to heal
and bring the country together.
Be sure to watch "The National Memorial Day Concert" Sunday, May 27 at 7 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!