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Bringing the Arts to Your Living Room

Posted on 26 Aug 2010

For those of you who have been enjoying programming such as "Great Performances" and "Live from Lincoln Center," we have good news: You can expect more of it!

A study recently released by the National Endowment for the Arts demonstrated why we at AETN have recommitted ourselves to showcasing the arts, both in Arkansas and beyond.

While much of broadcast and cable channel outlets have retreated from the arts, the study indicated the absolute importance of digital electronic media in exposing people to the arts. Interaction with the arts through electronic media appears to encourage, rather than replace, live arts attendance. There is a strong relationship between people interacting with arts through electronic media and live arts attendance. (three times more likely to attend), personal arts performance, and arts creation. AETN and PBS, even in a difficult economic environment, promise to continue to look for ways to ramp up our efforts in the arts because we believe it is healthy for our state and nation!


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.