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AETN showcases Arkansas history, culture in 'Back Road Barns' Aug. 25

Posted 05 Jan 2017

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will premiere 'Back Road Barns,' a film that visits historic barns throughout the state, Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

This AETN original production takes viewers through rural Arkansas on a visual road trip to classic barns that have long been a part of the state's culture − barns that reflect what it means to be a farmer and what a family farm is all about. 'Back Road Barns' is sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia for Arkansas's rich agricultural history.

Featured barns and interviewees include:

Dr. Brooks Blevins, Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University, is also interviewed.

In conjunction with the film, viewers submitted photos of their Arkansas barns through social media. A selection of these photos will be featured throughout the broadcast. The complete album is available at facebook.com/aetntv.

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).