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AETN Engage Calendar

July 2014

AETN Arts Friday

·   “AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Epiphany,” 6:30 p.m.; “A Capitol Fourth,” 7 p.m.; and “A Capitol Fourth,” 8:30 p.m.


"A Capitol Fourth"

Host Tom Bergeron kicks off America’s 238th birthday celebration this Independence Day with performances by some of the country’s best known musicians – including Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara – in a special performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. A spectacular fireworks display with views from across Washington, D.C., follows, capped off with a performance of the “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon. Friday, July 4, at 7 and 8:30 p.m.


Sunday Night Brit Block
“Last Tango in Halifax,” 7 p.m.; “Doc Martin: Going Bodmin,” 8 p.m.; “Endeavour Season 2: Nocturne,” 9 p.m.; “Queen Victoria’s Children: Princes Will Be Princes,” 10:20 p.m.; and “Tales From the Palaces: Signs of Life,” 11:30 p.m.  

"Exploring Arkansas" - NEW

This month, Chuck Dovish visits the deepest canyon in the Ozarks – nicknamed the “Arkansas Grand Canyon” – just south of Jasper and explores the Mulberry River on a float trip. Then, join him for a hike along the Earthquake Ridge Trail near Mena, and bring early railroad days back to life at the 1902 St. Joe Historic Railroad Depot and Museum. Monday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m.


AETN Arts Fiday

·   “AETN Presents: On the Front Row With John Willis,” 6:30 p.m.; and “Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize,” 8 p.m.


Sunday Brit Block

·   “Last Tango in Halifax,” 7 p.m.; “Doc Martin: Gentlemen Prefer,” 8 p.m.; “Endeavour Season 2: Sway,” 9 p.m.; and “Our Queen,” 10:15 p.m.


"We Served, Too: The Story of Women's Airforce Service Pilots"

Celebrate the story of a group of young, determined and courageous women who, during World War II, broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes as members of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). Sunday, July 13, at 3:30 p.m.


AETN Arts Friday
“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With National Park Radio,” 6:30 p.m.; “Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize,” 8 p.m.; and “PBS Previews: The Roosevelts,” 9:30 p.m.  

"The Cyberchase Movie" Event

In partnership with the Museum of Discovery and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Whit Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, AETN will host a screening, indoor and outdoor activities, and character meet-and-greet with Digit to celebrate the release of “The Cyberchase Movie.” The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Little Rock. Free activities – including outdoor games and activities with AGFC and photos with Digit – will be held in the museum lobby and at the Stephens Nature Center. Additional activities – such as a screening of “The Cyberchase Movie2,” snacks and additional “Cyberchase” activities – will be available with standard Museum of Discovery admission.


Sunday Brit Block

·   “Last Tango in Halifax,” 7 p.m.; “Doc Martin: Sh*T Happens,” 8 p.m.; “Endeavour Season 2: Neverland,” 9 p.m.; “Van Gogh: Painted with Words,” 10:30 p.m.; and “Tales from the Palaces: Sensitivites,” 11:30 p.m.


AETN Youth Academy - Around the World Camp
Students ages 7-11; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday; $149 per child, which includes instruction, t-shirt, meals and snacks. Contact Karen Walker at kwalker@aetn.org or 800-662-2386 for further details.  

"Wild Kratts" - NEW

The Kratt brothers begin an all-new adventure when a pop Creature Quiz challenge question about the differences between a crocodile and alligator turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest. Then, when the crew gets walloped by mosquitoes in Cypress Swamp, go with the gang as they start a fact-finding adventure to learn exactly why mosquitoes try to steal our blood in the first place! Monday, July 21, at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.


"108*: Critcal Response" - LIVE

AETN and the Arkansas Department of Education are pleased to introduce “108˚: Critical Response,” an AETN original documentary that addresses the dangers of heat illness in high school sports. Through personal testimonies from families who have been affected by exertional heat stroke and interviews with coaches, certified athletic trainers, kinesiologists and other medical professionals, “108˚: Critical Response” illustrates the seriousness of heat illness and its underlying causes, in addition to sharing how to treat and prevent exertional heat illness. The important and potentially lifesaving film will air Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m., and will feature a panel of experts. Viewers are encouraged to call 800-682-2386 with questions and comments during the broadcast. aetn.org/108degrees


AETN Arts Friday
“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers,” 6:30 p.m.; “Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize,” 8 p.m.; and “Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine,” 9:30 p.m.  

Sunday Brit Block

·   “Last Tango in Halifax,” 7 p.m.; “Doc Martin: The Portwenn Effect,” 8 p.m.; “Poirot Season 12: The Big Four,” 9 p.m.; and “Wodehouse in Exile,” 10:30 p.m.


"Agri Arkansas" - Premiere

“Agri Arkansas,” AETN’s newest monthly series, will celebrate Arkansas’s agricultural heritage by exploring the diverse aspects of our state’s largest industry through segments featuring experts, innovators and challenges. Designed to highlight Arkansas’s successes and illuminate issues important to both farmers and consumers, “Agri Arkansas” will air on the last Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., beginning July 27. Learn more at aetn.org/agriarkansas.


"Mark Twain: Part One"

Join Ken Burns to journey through Samuel Clemens’ early days along the Mississippi River in Hannibal, Missouri, as he stumbles through the adventures that will lead him to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. Tuesday, July 29, at 7 p.m.