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Spend your Labor Day weekend with AETN!

Posted on 31 Aug 2012

Johnny Cash Music Festival 

Labor Day weekend is almost upon us! To celebrate, AETN brings you a weekend of special programming you won’t see anywhere else.

First, after a few weeks of during our pledge drive, Saturday, Sept. 1, marks the return of your favorite British comedies. You’ll be able to watch “As Time Goes By,” starting with the very first episode, at 8:30 p.m. Favorites like “Lawrence Welk” and “Lark Rise to Candleford” return to their normal times as well. 

Sunday, Sept. 2 continues the Labor Day festivities. Watch the entire series of “How To Travel The World For Free” in a special marathon starting at 1:30 p.m. – and it wouldn’t be Labor Day weekend without somebody doing actual labor! At 4 p.m., we’re showing the documentary “Tradesmen: Making An Art of Work.” 

One of the AETN’s most requested shows lately has been the Johnny Cash Music Festival. Shot last fall on the campus of Arkansas State University, this program brings together legendary musicians Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash and John Carter Cash in a one-hour special that includes music and stories about the late country legend.  The “Johnny Cash Music Festival” airs Sunday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. 

Next, at 7 p.m., you can enjoy “Royal Memories: Prince Charles’ Tribute to the Queen.”   In this touching, personal film, Charles, Prince of Wales, reflects on Her Majesty’s 60-year reign — both as the nation’s queen and as his mother. 

Programming from across the pond continues with a new “Doc Martin” at 8 p.m., followed by “Masterpiece Mystery, Inspector Lewis: The Gift of Promise” at 9 p.m. 

Finally, at 10:30 p.m., we have another great special, “Love Never Dies,” the sequel to “The Phantom Of The Opera.”  

All in all, it boils down to a great weekend of programming from AETN! We hope you enjoy a safe, relaxing holiday weekend. (And, of course, we hope you’ll spend it with us!)  


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.