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Exploration Wednesday: Leopards, Stonehenge and Terracotta Warriors

Posted on 12 Dec 2012

 "Nature: Revealing the Leopard"

This Exploration Wednesday, tune in for a night of mystery! "Nature" kicks off with "Revealing the Leopard" at 7 p.m. "NOVA" explores "The Secrets of Stonehenge," at 8 p.m. Then, "Secrets of the Dead: China's Terracotta Warriors," wraps up the evening at 9 p.m.

Feline, intelligent and dangerous, leopards are the ultimate cat. And, until recently, they have also been one of the least understood. "Nature" uncovers this big cat's amazing lifestyle - from South Africa to Siberia and Arabia to Sri Lanka - as the world's most widespread land predator of their size. Beautiful killers that liven the shadows, these cunning cats' psychological profiles and premeditated strategies are beautifully explained in "Revealing the Leopard."

Every year, millions of visitors are drawn to the Salisbury Plain in souther England to gaze at a mysterious circle of stones. On of the best-known and most mysterious relics of prehistory, Stonehenge was revealed  to date back to late Stone Age in the early 20th century. And - until recently - it's meaning was anyone's guess. Now, investigations have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate. Learn how the story is being rewritten with "NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge."

In this episode of "Secrets of the Dead," uncover the extraordinary story of China's 8,000 terra-cotta warriors and their origins, beginning two centures before the birth of Christ. Preparing for his journey into the afterlife, the First Emperor of China decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. But how was this enormous company of terra-cotta warriors made in less than two years with period technology? Archaeoogist Agnes Hsu explores in "China's Terracotta Warriors."

AETN Exploration Wednesday

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012


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.