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Retro "Cooking on the Wild Side" Airs Aug. 6

Posted on 06 Aug 2013


Hey, y'all. I'm John Philpot, and I'm glad to be guest blogging for AETN. As you know, "Cooking On The Wild Side" is a compilation of cooking segments extracted from "Arkansas Outdoors," a program with a 20-year-run on AETN.  Jim Holmes and I started producing "Arkansas Outdoors" in August of 1990. Before the end of the year, we had Phyllis Speer on board as cook and co-host, and we were not about to let her get away.  

From that point on, the cooking segment consisted of a demonstration, a recipe and a dialogue between a highly professional cook and her sometimes comical sidekick.  As Phyllis and I became more and more comfortable with each other, the segments contained more and more baloney (not the edible kind).   

Thanks to the wonderful sense of humor among viewers in Arkansas, it never made any difference.  You liked "Arkansas Outdoors" and you'll love "Cooking On The Wild Side." 

We're adding some of our favorite throwback photos on the AETN Facebook page - be sure to check them out! 


Join us for a trip down memory lane:

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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