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  • 19 Sep 2014
    MEDIA INVITED TO 'ELECTION 2014: AETN DEBATES'
    The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has invited candidates in nine races to participate in "Election 2014: AETN Debates." New this year: debates will be streamed live during taping at aetn.org/elections.
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  • 23 Sep 2014
    Giovanni Antipolo to perform free concert at AETN Oct. 2
    Little Rock native brings classical piano to 'AETN Presents: On the Front Row'
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  • 23 Sep 2014
    New episode of 'Agri Arkansas' to premiere Sept. 28 on AETN
    State agricultural economics, Cummins prison farm, Clarksville peach orchards featured
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  • 22 Sep 2014
    New series of 'MAKERS' to premiere on AETN Sept. 30
    Six, one-hour documentaries spotlight groundbreaking women in comedy, Hollywood, space, politics, business, war
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  • 22 Sep 2014
    AETN Foundation hosts Irish Splendor tour March 24-31
    Early bird rate for eight-day trip available until Sept. 25
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  • 18 Sep 2014
    AETN’s 'Student Selects 2014’ premieres Sept. 25
    Student film broadcasts feature new generation of filmmakers
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  • 12 Sep 2014
    Schedule announced for 'Election 2014: AETN Debates' Democrat, Green, Independent, Republican candidates to participate in debates
    Candidates in nine races have agreed to participate in "Election 2014: AETN Debates," which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 13-17.
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  • 09 Sep 2014
    Ken Burns's 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' to air on AETN beginning Sept. 14
    Seven-part documentary follows one of American politics' most influential families
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  • 09 Sep 2014
    AETN Commission to meet Sept. 11

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  • 22 Aug 2014
    Amy Garland Band to perform free concert at AETN
    Guests, including Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde, R.J. Looney, join in studio Thursday, Aug. 28
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  • 08 Aug 2014
    Mabel Wise chosen as finalist in national PBS KIDS Writers Contest Story featured on PBSKIDS.org
    Mabel Wise of Rogers has been chosen as a finalist in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Wise’s original story “Cloudy and the Busy Street” placed first among third grade entries in Arkansas in the local contest hosted by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).
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  • 05 Aug 2014
    AETN wins Aurora Awards for 'Champion Trees,' 'Bayou Bartholomew'
    The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) production department has been honored with two Aurora Awards in the Spring 2014 competition.
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  • 15 Jul 2014
    AETN's '108°: Critical Response' to premiere July 21
    Film addresses dangers of heat illness in high school sports; three families affected share personal experiences.
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  • 01 Jul 2014
    AETN to premiere new series 'Agri Arkansas' Sunday, July 27
    Series designed to celebrate agriculture in Arkansas, develop conversations on complex issues.
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  • 27 Jun 2014
    Beebe to address student questions in AETN's 'Young Arkansans Ask' July 3
    Special allows high school students to discuss economy, education, more with governor.
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  • 17 Jun 2014
    Voting now open in PBS Online Film Festival; two Arkansas films featured
    'Westland,' 'Diamond John' featured in national festival
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  • 11 Jun 2014
    ArkansasIDEAS launches redesigned website

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  • 03 Jun 2014
    'Freedom Summer' to screen at Little Rock Juneteenth Celebration
    Film, panel discuss historical voting registration efforts of 1964
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  • 03 Jun 2014
    FOI NOTICE: AETN Commission to meet June 11
    The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission will meet Wednesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Board Room of the Evans Student Center at Ouachita Baptist University, 410 Ouachita Street, Arkadelphia.
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  • 30 May 2014
    AETN offers free, educational PBS KIDS content, tools for families this summer
    Multiplatform content, daytime schedule change help kids, parents prevent summer learning loss.
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  • 30 May 2014
    AETN, THEA Foundation announce 2014 student film scholarship winners
    Four students awarded $2,500 scholarships from THEA Foundation.
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  • 22 May 2014
    Holland chosen for second term as AETN Commission representative
    Gov. Beebe reappoints Holland to serve District 4
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  • 22 May 2014
    Hathcock selected as AETN Commission representative
    Rev. Philip Hathcock appointed by Gov. Beebe as at-large member
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  • 22 May 2014
    Dr. William Downs Jr. retires after 16 years of service to AETN Commission
    Reception planned June 11 to recognize former chairman for his dedication
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  • 20 May 2014
    AETN seeks stories, photos for Dreamland Ballroom documentary
    New film explores history of Little Rock’s Ninth Street, Taborian Hall.
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  • 19 May 2014
    AETN to air '2014 National Geographic Bee' finals May 24
    Hot Springs student Christian Boekhout competing as Arkansas winner
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  • 08 May 2014
    'Coming Back With Wes Moore' to air on AETN beginning May 13
    Series tells personal stories of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans as they struggle to reintegrate into society
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  • 02 May 2014
    Jack Hill’s last film, 'War in the ’60s,’ to air on AETN May 15
    First full-length film on Civil War Arkansas in more than 20 years.
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  • 01 May 2014
    'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.' to air on AETN May 8
    Program discusses post-traumatic stress disorder in children, youth.
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  • 01 May 2014
    Winners announced in AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest
    Children K-3 wrote, illustrated winning stories; four entered in national contest.
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  • 29 Apr 2014
    2014 Quiz Bowl champions announced
    The 2014 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals, held at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in Conway April 26.
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  • 24 Apr 2014
    AETN premieres new five-part series of 'Barnes and... A Conversation With' May 1
    Guests include authors, celebrities, politicians, professors
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  • 22 Apr 2014
    Community Cinema offers free screening of 'The New Black' in North Little Rock May 6
    Documentary examines intersection of race, religion in battle for same-sex marriage.
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  • 18 Apr 2014
    AETN hosts annual Quiz Bowl state finals April 26

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  • 18 Apr 2014
    Two Arkansas films chosen for PBS Online Film Festival
    AETN announces 'Westland,' 'Diamond John' to be featured in national festival
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  • 11 Apr 2014
    Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass to perform free concert at AETN

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  • 11 Apr 2014
    AETN announces Greenbrier teacher selected for 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program
    Sarah Jerry recognized for use of digital media, technology in classroom
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  • 09 Apr 2014
    AETN wins Telly Awards for two programs

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  • 07 Apr 2014
    Ken Burns's new film 'The Address' to premiere April 15 on AETN
    Documentary tells stories of Vermont school where boys with learning differences memorize, recite the Gettysburg Address in public
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  • 07 Apr 2014
    AETN, Mercy bring the Cat in the Hat to Fort Smith Public Library April 19
    Free event open to families
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  • 07 Apr 2014
    'The Cyberchase Movie' to air on AETN April 22
    Special 'Explore the Outdoors' programming scheduled throughout April
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  • 07 Apr 2014
    New episode of 'LOUPE' to premiere on AETN April 11
    LOUPE magnifies Arkansas arts, artists, arts organizations with broadcast, website
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  • 31 Mar 2014
    AETN, Mercy bring the Cat in the Hat to Rogers Public Library April 5
    Free event in Rogers open to families
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  • 20 Mar 2014
    AETN premieres new series 'Paint With Kevin' April 5
    Program features step-by-step landscape painting instruction
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  • 20 Mar 2014
    Community Cinema offers free screening of 'Medora' April 1
    Documentary explores how small town, high school basketball team fight to survive
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  • 19 Mar 2014
    AETN seeking participants for AETN Youth Academy
    June, July sessions scheduled
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  • 18 Mar 2014
    AETN brings Sid the Science Kid to Museum of Discovery for spring break activities
    Family fun days planned March 27-28
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  • 13 Mar 2014
    Community Cinema offers free screening of ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ in North Little Rock March 18
    Documentary explores life of legendary athlete who risked fame, fortune to follow his faith.
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  • 13 Mar 2014
    AETN wins Aurora Awards for 'AETN Presents,' 'Minority Matters'

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  • 11 Mar 2014
    AETN brings PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs to Arkansas
    Dunbar Magnet Middle School, Searcy High School partner as labs
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  • 11 Mar 2014
    AETN local production marathon to air Sunday, March 16
    Favorite AETN films scheduled from noon to 8 p.m.
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  • 10 Mar 2014
    'Joe Bonamassa: Tour de Force' to air on AETN March 13
    Tickets available for Nov. 11 performance at Verizon Arena
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  • 27 Feb 2014
    Phyllis Speer, John Philpot return to AETN studios for reunion broadcast March 11

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  • 27 Feb 2014
    AETN Foundation brings Ethan Bortnick, Damian McGinty to Stuttgart for special September concert
    Fans can watch preview of concert, order tickets during broadcast March 9
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  • 27 Feb 2014
    AETN celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday with PBS KIDS' all new 'Cat-ebration'
    Special week of science-focused 'The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!' kicks off with new one-hour special March 3
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  • 27 Feb 2014
    'Night of the Proms' stars make AETN studio appearance March 5
    Exclusive tickets available for June 20 performance at Verizon Arena
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  • 24 Feb 2014
    AETN special features Dr. Steven Masley’s prescription for younger heart

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  • 21 Feb 2014
    Orman offers viewers expert money management tips in AETN special

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  • 20 Feb 2014
    AETN original documentary 'Champion Trees' to premiere March 3
    Film explores history, beauty of state's largest trees
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  • 19 Feb 2014
    AETN calls for 2014 student film showcase entries
    Student entries eligible for scholarships, AETN broadcast, screenings at Arkansas film festivals
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  • 13 Feb 2014
    AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS Writers Contest
    Children K-3 invited to write, illustrate stories for local, national prizes
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  • 10 Feb 2014
    'Sunshine by the Stars' to air on AETN Feb. 13
    Musicians perform unique versions of Louisiana State Song 'You are my Sunshine'
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  • 03 Feb 2014
    'After the Tsunami' to premiere Feb. 5 on AETN
    Film follows Indonesian graduate students who came to U.S. after 2004 tsunami
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  • 31 Jan 2014
    'Black Marks on White Paper' to premiere Feb. 3 on AETN
    Film produced by Paragould minister follows life of former Liberian vice president
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  • 27 Jan 2014
    Community Cinema offers free screening of 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' in North Little Rock Feb. 4
    Documentary explores life of legendary athlete who risked fame, fortune to follow his faith
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  • 24 Jan 2014
    AETN's 'LOUPE' to be screened at Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest Jan. 25
    Short films magnify arts, artists in Arkansas
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  • 20 Dec 2013
    Sen. John Boozman to be interviewed in AETN's 'Arkansas Week: Special Edition'

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  • 20 Dec 2013
    Community Cinema offers free screening of 'Las Marthas' in North Little Rock Jan. 7
    Documentary explores debutante tradition in Texas border town
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  • 20 Dec 2013
    AETN Executive Director Weatherly completes terms on PBS Board

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  • 18 Dec 2013
    AETN announces weekend schedule changes beginning in January
    Favorites 'Arkansas Week,' 'The Lawrence Welk Show' among programs shifting times
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  • 16 Dec 2013
    AETN encourages people across the state to recite the Gettysburg Address in conjunction with new Ken Burns documentary
    Public outreach campaign tied to Burns's film, 'The Address,' premiering April 15
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  • 09 Dec 2013
    AETN to feature interview with Eric Schlosser Dec. 19
    Special 'Barnes and… A Conversation With' addresses Damascus, Ark., explosion
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  • 02 Dec 2013
    'HIV/AIDS in Arkansas' to air on AETN Dec. 6
    Broadcast provides update on HIV/AIDS in the state, shares patient's inspiring story
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  • 02 Dec 2013
    AETN to air 'Doc Martin: Revealed' Dec. 8
    Behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews, 'Season 6' news featured in special broadcast
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  • 25 Nov 2013
    'Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis & John Reunion' to premiere on AETN Dec. 7
    John Philpot reprises role as 'official taste-tester,' makes in-studio appearance
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  • 25 Nov 2013
    Dr. David Perlmutter outlines steps for brain health on AETN Dec. 2
    Nutritional medicine authority discusses effects of wheat, sugar, carbohydrates on human brain
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  • 22 Nov 2013
    AETN, Hatfield Family to Host Screening of 'Men and Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield'

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  • 22 Nov 2013
    'Return to Downton Abbey' to air Dec. 1 on AETN
    Special episode features preview, interviews, favorite moments
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  • 20 Nov 2013
    John Willis to be featured on AETN Arts Fridays Nov. 29
    'Great Performances: Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn' to follow at 9 p.m.
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  • 20 Nov 2013
    AETN Commission to meet Dec. 4

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  • 19 Nov 2013
    AETN to host free screening of 'Men & Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield' Nov. 26
    Reception, screening followed by panel discussion with artist, producers
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  • 15 Nov 2013
    'The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas' to air on AETN Nov. 27
    Holiday programming kicks off on Thanksgiving, airs throughout holiday season
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  • 15 Nov 2013
    'Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis & John Reunion' premieres on AETN Dec. 7
    Phyllis Speer, John Philpot of 'Arkansas Outdoors,' 'Cooking on the Wild Side' reunite for cooking special
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  • 12 Nov 2013
    Booyah! Dad featured in concert as part of AETN Arts Fridays Nov. 22
    'Nashville 2.0' to follow at 9 p.m.
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  • 08 Nov 2013
    AETN Foundation Roaring '20s cocktail reception features period costume contest, dancing, door prizes Dec. 19
    'Masterpiece - Downton Abbey: Season 4' preview screening to follow event
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  • 07 Nov 2013
    AETN to air 'Islam in Arkansas' Nov. 22
    Documentary explores Muslims' lives, religion, community impact in state
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  • 05 Nov 2013
    National Park Radio featured as part of AETN Arts Fridays Nov. 15
    'Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!' to follow at 9 p.m.
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  • 05 Nov 2013
    AETN launches STEM site for Arkansas Educators
    New program resources focus on classroom-level strategies, materials, assessments
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  • 30 Oct 2013
    Isaac Alexander featured in concert as part of AETN Arts Fridays Nov. 8
    'Great Performances: Stephen Sondheim's Company' to follow at 9 p.m.
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  • 25 Oct 2013
    'Plantation Homes of Arkansas' to premiere on AETN Dec. 2
    Documentary features stately homes, explores historical triumphs, tragedies
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  • 25 Oct 2013
    Artist Gene Hatfield profiled in AETN's 'Men & Women of Distinction' Dec. 12
    Hatfield discusses life, career, artwork, training
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  • 25 Oct 2013
    AETN Foundation recognizes volunteers in annual banquet
    Chappell, organizer of The Golden Guys and Gals, honored for more than 10 years of volunteer service
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  • 25 Oct 2013
    Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers to be featured on AETN Arts Fridays Nov. 1
    'Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera' to follow at 9 p.m.
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  • 24 Oct 2013
    AETN Foundation to host Roaring '20s cocktail reception, season 4 preview screening for 'Downton Abbey' on 'Masterpiece'
    Special sneak preview of season 4 to be held at Wildwood Park for the Arts
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  • 22 Oct 2013
    Community Cinema offers free screeningof 'The State of Arizona' in North Little Rock Nov. 5
    Film explores 'papers please' law, reshaping of national conversation around immigration reform
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  • 21 Oct 2013
    Tenth season of 'AETN Presents' kicks off Nov. 1
    Arts, culture series airs as part of AETN Arts Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
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  • 21 Oct 2013
    La Catrina Quartet appears on AETN's 'El Latino' Oct. 31
    Winners of the 2012 Latin Grammy Award discuss style, importance of music in schools
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  • 17 Oct 2013
    'How Can I Afford Retirement' addresses concerns Oct. 21
    Special program answers questions about Social Security, 401k, investments
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  • 14 Oct 2013
    AETN 'Outdoor Hotline: Totally Deer' airs Oct. 17
    Call-in special provides updated information, deer season forecast, tips for local hunters
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  • 10 Oct 2013
    John Willis to perform free concert at AETN
    Singer-songwriters brings chamber pop, folk, jazz to AETN studios
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