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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!


Fourth of July Recipe Round Up
Whether you love “Cooking on the Wild Side” with Phyllis and John, are a regular viewer with Martha Stewart or have discovered the wide blogging world of PBS Food, we’ve found a recipe for you! Check out our round up of a few our favorite recipes for barbecue, sides and desserts that will be perfect cookouts and summer fun.


Fourth of July Weekend Specials
Celebrate our nation’s birth with songs, history and, of course, fireworks! Holiday weekend programming will feature an all-star line up of current favorites and throwbacks to the classics. Tune in for special episodes and programs, including “A Capitol Fourth,” July 2-4.


Veterans Impact – “A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas”
Taylor LoBue knows first-hand the struggles veterans face when they return from war and battle post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, as chairman of Veterans Impact – Central Arkansas Veterans Mental Health Council, he’s working to let other veterans and their families know about the programs and resources available to them. Read on to learn more about Taylor’s story, Veterans Impact and how you, too, can help improve the lives of veterans.


“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.” 


“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.”