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New Year, new programs!

Posted on 03 Jan 2011

It's a new year and with the new year comes some great new programming from AETN and PBS!

Winter isn't over yet, but we're already excited for the spring.AETN and PBS have great new programming coming up this spring and we're going to give you a little preview.

AETN is proud to announce a whole new series of "Barnes and...A Conversation With" beginning Feb. 4 with Judge Robert L. Brown. This program will premiere on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Other programs will feature interviews with Jay Jennings, Jason Grumet and Dan Hurley.

In addition to the new "Barnes And...," "Exploring Arkansas" host Chuck Dovish will also premiere a new series featuring the unique wildlife refuges in Arkansas. This series will air beginning in March. We'll keep you updated for exact dates and times!

The following are new PBS programs.

"Wild Kratts" Monday-Friday at 4 p.m.
Pack a snack and a compass and head out with the energetic and enthusiastic creature adventuring brothers, Martin and Chris Kratt in each episode of "Wild Kratts."

"NOVA- Making Stuff" Wednesdays, Jan. 19-Feb.9 at 9 p.m.
What's in the lab today could be in your life tomorrow. Join "The New York Times" technology columnist David Pogue as he discovers how the "stuff" in our world is becoming stronger, smaller, cleaner and smarter.

"Pioneers of Television" Tuesdays, Jan. 18-Feb.8 at 8 p.m.
Where would TV be without "Star Trek," "Columbo," "Romper Room" and "Gunsmoke?" The series returns for a look at the inception of four popular genres: science fiction, crime dramas, local kids' TV and westerns.

"Black in America" Tuesdays, April 19-May 10 at 8 p.m.
Travel with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. across Latin America to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet. Four-part series.

"Masterpiece: Upstairs/Downstairs" Sundays, April 10-24, at 9 p.m.
Fancy yourself "upstairs" or "downstairs?" Whatch Emmy Award-winning actress Jean Marsh reprise her role as Rose in the new three-part revival.

"Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier" Sundays, May 8-22, at 7 p.m.
Take a spin with adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan as he motorcycles deep into the Alaskan wild to explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic ecosystems.

"American Experience: Freedom Riders" Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m.
Get on the bus with the civil-rights activists known as the Freedom Riders, who risked everything to bring the American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities.

"National Memorial Day Concert" Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m.
Salute the service and sacrifice of men and women in uniform with PBS at the annual "National Memorial Day Concert" from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

 The schedule for these programs is subject to change, so please check local listings.

We hope you enjoy the show!



“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” on Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m.


“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” Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m.


Turn Up the Heat With Sunday Night Drama
The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this summer! From “Vicious” and “Endeavour” to “Dancing on the Edge” and “The Tunnel,” get ready for new seasons, new series, a special series finale and more! Masterpiece PBS is ready for summer — with plenty of romance, mystery and even murder — and June is just the beginning.


Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - Facebook Contest
Travel to new places, different times and even new worlds this summer by reading together! You can help the kids in your life fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest June 13-30. Learn how you can enter and host a summer reading party for 20!


PBS KIDS ScratchJr Pine Bluff - Coding for Tomorrow
Through a grant from PBS and the Verizon Foundation, AETN Early Childhood Education has been proud to partner with Pine Bluff School District elementary schools to hold the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camp. This camp, which directly addresses the Arkansas Department of Education’s goals to integrate computing concepts into the classroom, is revolutionary because it supports critical thought processing with computational thinking and problem solving. Learn five ways that Pine Bluff is laying the groundwork for students to achieve basic computer coding after the jump!