Although summertime is drawing to a close and there's a statewide epidemic of highly contagious Hog Fever, we at AETN would like to remind you to not forget about the other sport out there: Baseball.
There's something undeniably "American" about the game of baseball. Maybe it's because you don't need any fancy equipment to play--just a ball, a bat and about 10 of your best buds (18 if you want to get serious.) Or maybe because a baseball field just feels like Smalltown, USA.
If all this sentimental talk about baseball is making you itch to play, well, we can't help you. But if you happen to have some random baseball trivia floating around your noggin, we encourage you to enter AETN's Baseball Trivia Contest. It's only eight questions and they're even multiple choice, so there's really no reason why you shouldn't give it a shot. You could win an autographed baseball signed by Ken Burns, a copy of the "Baseball" companion book from the original series, and jerseys from both the Arkansas Travelers and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. You can enter here.
If you need any more proof as to why baseball holds such a dear place in the American psyche just watch Burns' "The Tenth Inning," a follow-up to the 1994 series simply titled "Baseball," which was seen by 43 million viewers making it the most-watched program in PBS history.
"The Tenth Inning" follows the developments of the past 16 years, including the 1994 strike, the influx of Latino and Asian players, to the scandals surrounding the use of performance enhancing drugs.
We hope you tune in to the premiere of "The Tenth Inning" on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
And don't forget to hit a home run on the AETN Baseball Trivia contest!
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.”