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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.


“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.” 


“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.” 


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!