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'Arkansas Week: Special Edition' to feature interviews with Arkansas's U.S. Representatives; premieres on AETN Sept. 2

A new series of “Arkansas Week: Special Edition,” the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) public affairs series with host Steve Barnes, will premiere on AETN Friday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Steve Barnes interviews each of Arkansas’s U.S. Representatives. Major discussion points will include the economy, the U.S. deficit, taxes, health care and foreign relations.

“Arkansas Week: Special Edition” will feature four interviews and air in four parts:

  • “Rep. Steve Womack,” airing Friday, Sept.2, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Rep. Womack (R) serves the third district of Arkansas and was elected in 2010.
  • “Rep. Tim Griffin,” airing Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Rep. Griffin (R) serves the second district of Arkansas and was elected in 2010.
  • “Rep. Mike Ross,” airing Friday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Rep. Ross (D) serves the fourth district of Arkansas, was first elected in 2000 and is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • “Rep. Rick Crawford,” airing Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Rep. Crawford (R) serves the first district of Arkansas and was elected in 2010.

“Arkansas Week,” hosted by veteran journalist Steve Barnes for more than 25 years, features a dedicated and distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists discussing the latest issues in the news.

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 www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.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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