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New Series of “Barnes And …” – The Producer’s Perspective

Posted on 13 Sep 2012

Television is filled with all types of programming, from reality shows to highly produced, eye-popping, over the top productions. PBS and AETN strive to make sure that “content is king.” That is why in the midst of it all, a show like “Barnes And …” has found its niche on AETN. This program offers a simple format with engaging, one-on-one conversation with notable guests from across the world. “Barnes Ands …” has featured people of varied backgrounds, occupations and cultures sharing their views, stories and experiences. I think you will find this month’s series intriguing as we showcase four distinguished Arkansans: Charlotte Schnexnayder, Roy Reed, Dr. Ruth Hawkins and Dr. Fitz Hill.

Charlotte Schnexnayder, along with her husband Bill, owned and operated the Dumas Clarion Newspaper for 52 years. She shares stories about her life from her memoir, “Salty Old Editor: An Adventure in Ink.” This program aired Sept. 6 and Sept. 12.

Roy Reed became a reporter for the New York Times in 1965 and covered the Civil Rights Movement. He talks about his experiences in his most recent book, “Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent’s Adventures With the New York Times.” This program airs tonight, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. and repeats Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Ruth A. Hawkins established the Arkansas Heritage Sites program, which includesthe Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott, Ark. She tells the story of Pauline Pfeiffer and her marriage to Ernest Hemingway in her new book, “Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage.” This program airs Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and repeats Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Fitz Hill, former college football coach and current college president of Arkansas Baptist College, discusses his new release, “CRACKBACK! How College Football Blindsides the Hopes of Black Coaches.” He has spent the past 24 years studying race-related issues for African American football coaches employed at predominately white colleges and universities. This program airs Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and repeats Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.



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