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'Hamilton's America' to kick off PBS Arts Fall Festival on AETN Friday, Oct. 21

Posted 20 Oct 2016

The sixth annual PBS Arts Fall Festival, a series of eight performing arts specials, will kick off on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. with the premiere of 'Great Performances: Hamilton's America.' Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical 'Hamilton,' hosts.

The festival will air as part of AETN Arts Fridays, which provides Arkansans with world-class arts and culture programming, including locally produced series such as 'AETN Presents' and 'LOUPE' at 6:30 p.m. 

The festival will air Friday nights at 8 p.m. The full lineup includes:

Funding for the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival is made possible by generous support from the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.

The PBS Arts Fall Festival, which last year reached more than 9 million viewers, is a cornerstone of the Friday primetime lineup, underscoring PBS' ongoing commitment to give audiences the best seats in the house to watch arts performances on air and online.

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).