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FOI NOTICE: AETN Commission to meet April 19

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission will meet Tuesday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 300 West Second Street, Pine Bluff.

This is an open meeting under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, and the public is invited.

A public reception will follow from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the center’s concourse with information on AETN’s upcoming local documentary “U.N.I.T.Y.” and the national “American Experience” production “Freedom Riders.”

“U.N.I.T.Y,” a 60-minute documentary featuring a group of gang-affiliated inmates in an Arkansas maximum security prison reinventing themselves to reach beyond prison walls to keep teens from following the path to incarceration, will premiere on AETN Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m.

“Freedom Riders,” a documentary about 436 Freedom Riders who took part in more than 60 rides between May and December of 1961, will premiere on AETN May 16a t 8 p.m. They had various points of origination and termination, but all Riders had the same goals: to test and challenge segregated travel facilities throughout the South and awaken the nation’s conscience to the reality and injustice of segregation.

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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