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AETN to feature interview with Eric Schlosser Dec. 19

Best-selling author and investigative journalist Eric Schlosser joins host Steve Barnes in new episode of "Barnes and…A Conversation With" premiering on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Schlosser, author of The New York Times best-selling book "Fast Food Nation," discusses his most recent book, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety." The two review the actual events of the missile explosion that occurred in Damascus, Ark., in September 1980. Following the initial broadcast, the program will be available in its entirety online at aetn.org/programs/barnesand. This episode was taped at the Clinton School of Public Service.

"Barnes and…A Conversation With," hosted by veteran journalist Steve Barnes and in production for more than 20 years, is a cutting-edge current affairs program featuring conversations with a wide variety of prominent individuals from many areas of interest and backgrounds. Previous episodes have featured: celebrated authors, such as Arkansans Charlaine Harris and Taylor Branch; noted activists Richard Leakey and Gila Svirsky; "Washington Week" moderator and PBS host Gwen Ifill; and The New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus.

The program is underwritten by The Moving Image Trust Fund.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) 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. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

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