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The best way to digest your Thanksgiving meal

Posted on 17 Nov 2011

People always talk about being exhausted after the holidays, but I'd like to suggest that it's almost more likely to be exhausted BEFORE the holidays even start--all the preparation, cooking, cleaning, shopping, dealing with family.

So that's why you need to take some time to yourself to just relax and watch some great programs on AETN beginning the night before Turkey Day.

"In Performance at the White House: Country Music" - Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.

This program, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, celebrates a uniquely American musical idiom--country music--music of the heart and of the heartland. The evening's performance will be headlined by Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovette, James Taylor and The Band Perry and many more.

"Curious George" Holiday Spectacular - Thursday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m.

Your favorite curious monkey will delight children Thanksgiving day beginning with the premiere of "Curious George: The Movie" followed by "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey" and "Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas."

"Renaissance Christmas" - Thursday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.

Join Chicago's celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass ensemble as they celebrate the soaring sounds of the holiday season.

"Mormon Tabernacle Choir Salutes Our Armed Forces" - Thursday, Nov. 24, at 9 p.m.

This 2011 concert special pays tribute to the men and women who have served the United States in times of war.


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.