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PBS Fall 2011 Season

Posted on 07 Jul 2011

Building on a year of audience growth on-air and on digital and mobile platforms, PBS announces a new slate of fall programming, including a celebration of the arts, Ken Burns's and Lynn Novick's latest film, PROHIBITION, and a new four-part miniseries, "The Fabric of the Cosmos," that reunites physicist and acclaimed author Brian Greene with NOVA.

PBS Arts Fall Festival

The PBS Arts Festival is a multi-platform event this fall, featuring a range of artists and performances from nine different communities around the country and celebrity hosts from each locale. Women rock-and-rollers, banjo pickers and the award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will be among those who will entertain and inspire viewers with the passion of their creations.

The PBS Arts Fall Festival premieres Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.

NOVA "The Fabric of the Cosmos"

This four-part miniseries, hosted by physicist and acclaimed author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time and the universe, revealing that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world that is far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.
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NOVA "The Fabric of the Cosmos" airs Wednesdays, November 2-23, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.


Masterpiece Contemporary premieres new films "Page Eight" and "The Song of Lunch" featuring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and more, while Masterpiece Mystery! "Inspector Lewis" returns with four new cases to solve in Oxford.
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Masterpiece airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m.


On October 2-4, 2011, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discover the true story of America’s “Great Experiment.” They go beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rumrunners, flappers and speakeasies to experience the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Prohibition airsSunday, October 2-4, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.


Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
AETN is proud to host Arkansas STEM Girls Camp Thursday, July 21, and we have some exciting sessions with outstanding presenters slated! Read on for a preview of the amazing material our expert guests will explore, and discover for yourself just a few of the phenomenal STEM career paths available to young women across the state.


Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith
Looking for a grr-ific family treat? We’re giving away four tickets to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” on Sunday, Oct. 2! Enter to win four seats to the show by telling us about your family’s favorite Daniel Tiger lesson by midnight on Sunday, July 31.


FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.


5 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning Day
With local and national applications - and even some fun prizes to win - we’re thrilled to celebration National Summer Learning Day Thursday, July 14, and to support academic growth for all of our PBS KIDS all season long! From special events and contests to new episodes and more, read on for five ways to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with AETN PBS KIDS.


Learning for summer — and beyond! - AETN PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps
This summer, AETN was proud to host PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps, made possible by PBS KIDS and support from the Verizon Foundation, to help Arkansas students between the ages of five and eight get started with Creative Coding! Read on to learn more about how our Conway campers learned to create and express themselves with technology (and how you can download the FREE PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to get started at home) after the jump.