A E T N Logo
Support The Programs You Love DONATE NOW

Our "Clean Lines, Open Space" Wins Three Emmys

Posted on 27 Sep 2012

"Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture" an AETN production, received three Emmys this weekend in the 2012 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)! We're proud to congratulate our fab production team on the wins, particularly AETN Senior Producer Mark Wilcken, Director of Photography Gabe Mayhan, AETN Production Specialist and Jib-crane Operator Jeffery James, and our Director of Production, Carole Ardonetto.

The one-hour documentary - which explores mid-century modern architecture through a regional lens of the American south - won an award for Best Cultural Documentary, and Mark received individual awards for Best Writing and Best Editing.

When we asked Mark "how it felt" after the big wins, he said: "It’s always nice to have your work recognized. I love these old mid-century modern buildings, and I’m glad I had a chance to explain what they are, where they came from and why they are important."

If you caught the film on air or online with AETN - or at this year's Little Rock Film Festival - you probably easily saw Mark's point&hellip and his appreciation for the style. "Clean Lines, Open Spaces" shows us how international influences helped shape architecture in Arkansas after World War II and marked a break with tradition.

More than simply a new style of building, this shift in design serves as a still-present representation of a new way of life that helped define post-war America.

If you haven't seen the film, yet, be sure to watch it on air on AETN-3 PLUS/WORLD on Monday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. or on Saturday, Oct. 13, at noon. You might even find a mid-century modern masterpieces - like the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's Fine Arts Center, the Tower Building in Little Rock, the Fulbright Library in Fayetteville or the abandoned Hotel Mountainaire of Hot Springs - near you!

And, as always, we'd love to have you tune in online, whenever it fits your schedule! Check out the film, plus behind-the-scences clips, photos, downloadable info for teachers, and much more at www.aetn.org/midcenturymodern.

Be sure to watch "Clean Lines, Open Spaces" Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 12 p.m.


“Cooking on the Wild Side” — Aug. 2016
Whether you’re getting ready for a Labor Day Weekend cookout or looking for the perfect thing for dinner, don’t miss some of Phyllis Speers’ classic dishes! Find John-tested, audience-approved recipes for Donna’s Inside-Out Cake, Sam’s Larrupin BBQ Ribs, Phyl’s BBQ Rub, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Smoked Corn Pudding and Three Bean Salad after the Jump.


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.