Were introducing online components and audience-produced segments that will allow our viewers to be a part of public affairs programming in their state, AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto said. For more than 20 years weve been providing valuable news analysis, and we believe the public will bring us varied topics and viewpoints to enhance the conversations of our weekly panel.
Viewers are invited to become community journalists for the program by creating 60 to 90-second videos about the hot topics in Arkansas news. Videos may be submitted on DVD or online through www.youtube.com/aetntv.
Additionally, AETN welcomes viewers to submit suggestions for discussion topics through e-mail, email@example.com; Facebook, www.facebook.com/aetntv; and Twitter, www.twitter.com/aetn.
Audiences on March 12 will notice a new set, but the changes to the program format will become more evident in coming months.
Veteran journalist Steve Barnes has hosted the program since 1988.
Arkansas Week airs Fridays at 8 p.m. Each week, a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists discuss issues in the news. The program repeats Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KUAR public radio, FM 89.1, Little Rock. Full video episodes and podcasts are available online at www.aetn.org.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (www.aetn.org) provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and services. AETNs transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.