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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 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.


Save the Date for AETN Family Day
Travel back in time to the 1960s when AETN first came on the airwaves at Family Day 2016: Peace, Love and AETN! We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary with screenings of episodes of classic programs from the AETN Video Vault, opportunities to meet your favorite PBS KIDS characters and sneak peeks of what to expect next on Saturday, Sept. 24.