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AETN Engage Calendar

June 2014

"Exploring Arkansas" - NEW
This month, join host Chuck Dovish as he visits the Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail, which begins at the William Carl Garner Visitors Center in Heber Springs and meanders along a bluff that offers spectacular views of the Little Red River and Greers Ferry Dam. Then, see how a boat builder in Bentonville is reviving the lost art of handcrafting wooden canoes and kayaks, and explore the DeSoto Bluff Trail Park in Arkadelphia. Finally, investigate Reed’s Bridge Battlefield along Bayou Meto south of Jacksonville to learn more about a nearly forgotten Civil War skirmish. Monday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m.   

AETN Arts Friday

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Hannah Blaylock and Lost & Found,” 6:30 p.m.; “Yanni: World Without Borders,” 8 p.m.; and “Billy Joel – A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia,” 9 p.m.

 

“Brazil With Michael Palin”
Criss-cross Brazil with Michael Palin to find out what makes the vast country tick in a new, four-part travel documentary series. Palin takes a one-man tour of the nation, from Amazonia to Rio and the North East to the Deep South, to delve into the world’s fifth-largest country’s traditions, explore its varied scenery and cultures, and discover how it has become a global player with a booming economy.  

“Brazil With Michael Palin - Parts 3 and 4”
Criss-cross Brazil with Michael Palin to find out what makes the vast country tick in a new, four-part travel documentary series. Palin takes a one-man tour of the nation, from Amazonia to Rio and the North East to the Deep South, to delve into the world’s fifth-largest country’s traditions, explore its varied scenery and cultures, and discover how it has become a global player with a booming economy.  

AETN Commission Meeting
Held in Arkadelphia, Ark., to honor the retirement of longtime member Bill Downs.  

“Live From the Artists Den: Vampire Weekend” - NEW
Celebrate the series’ fifth year on public television with new episodes featuring Vampire Weekend.  

AETN Arts Friday

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With The Sara Thomas Band,” 6:30 p.m.; “Great Performances – Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration: PBS Arts,” 8 p.m.; and “Sound of Dreams,” 10 p.m.

 

"The Escape Artist: Part One"
 

AETN Youth Academy - Production Camp
Students ages 12-16; 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.  

“PBS Previews: The Roosevelts”
Preview Ken Burns’ upcoming film, “The Roosevelts,” in special chapters, introduced by a wide range of celebrity hosts. Each host will introduce a portion of the upcoming film and clips from the series, combined with interviews and behind-the-scenes material. The in-depth showcase of Burns’ mini-series introduces the content of the documentary and reveals exactly what goes into making a Ken Burns epic film. Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m.   

"Live From the Artists Den - Fitz & The Tantrums" - NEW
Celebrate the series’ fifth year on public television with a new episode featuring Fitz & The Tantrums.  

AETN Arts Friday
“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Pam Tillis,” 6:30 p.m.; “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” 8 p.m.; and “American Masters – Tanaquil Leclercq: Afternoon of a Faun,” 9 p.m.  

Juneteenth "Freedom Summer" Screening

Join AETN, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity for  a free preview screening of “American Experience: Freedom Summer” as part of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 21, at 1 p.m.

“Freedom Summer” is a powerful documentary from award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (“Freedom Riders,” “The Murder of Emmett Till”) that tells the harrowing, inspirational story of 10 hot and deadly weeks during the summer of 1964. A panel discussion will follow the film.
 

"The Escape Artist: Part Two"
 

"Live From the Artists Den: 5th Anniversary Concert" - NEW
Celebrate the series’ fifth year on public television with a new episode featuring a milestone anniversary concert - including highlights from throughout "Live From the Artists Den" history.  

AETN Arts Friday
“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With the Boondogs,” 6:30 p.m., and “Great Performances at the Met: La Bohème,” 8 p.m.  

"Last Tango in Halifax: Season Two" - NEW
 

"Endeavour: Season 2" - NEW
Young rookie DC Endeavour Morse returns to “Masterpiece Mystery!” still before acquiring his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear four months after his brush with death in season one. He returns to duty with Oxford City Police and is reunited with DI Fred Thursday on June 29.