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AETN addresses poverty, opportunity in Arkansas in 'A Deeper Look' airing June 27

Posted 21 Jun 2016

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is working to further the discussion about poverty and opportunity in Arkansas in 'A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas' airing Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m.

According to the UALR Institute for Economic Advancement, Arkansas currently ranks fourth in the nation with the most people in poverty – of the 2.8 million people in Arkansas, 532,000 (one in five) are in poverty. This program will address the struggles of those living in poverty in the state and the organizations and resources available to help.

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Phillip Fletcher, founder/executive director of City of Hope, hosts. Additional information is available at aetn.org/adeeperlook.

'A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas' is part of the national initiative 'Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,' which aims to provide a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on society and solutions to bring people out of poverty.

'Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America' is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).