AETN was created in 1961 as Arkansas's only statewide television and public service media network, with broadcasts reaching more than 95 per- cent of the state. AETN produces original programs featuring the people and places of Arkansas and is a PBS member station. PBS and member stations are No. 1 in public trust and an "excellent" use of tax dollars. PBS was also called the most fair network for news and public affairs. PBS KIDS was named the most educational TV/media brand, the saf- est destination for children to watch television or visit online, and the top provider of content that helps children build reading and math skills. (2012 Harris Poll)
PBS KIDS Lab explores new ways to keep kids learning, whether at home, in school, in extracurricular programs or on the go! From apps and online games to innovative technologies such as augmented reality, find fun new applications and resources for parents and teachers at pbskidslab.org.
As an education leader and essential partner, AETN is committed to providing teachers, parents, students and all Arkansans with the support needed to impact student achievement. Learn more about resources available in our key focus areas – Early education, ArkansasIDEAS professional development, Common Core State Standards initiative, STEM, TESS, AETN PBS LearningMedia, teacher training and workshops, and PBS resources – by viewing the education guide at aetn.org/education/guide.
The 2013 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals, held at the AETN Studios in Conway April 20. The Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association awarded each first place team $3,200 in scholarships and each second place team $1,600. The final standings were:
A new series of "Barnes And … A Conversation With" premieres this month featuring such topics as politics, physics, immigration, racial healing and more. Special guests include: author Kay Collett Goss, world-renowned physicist Dr. Oliver Keith Baker, author Dr. William A Schwab, philanthropist Dr. Emmett Carson and acclaimed biographer Dr. Randall Woods. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning May 8.
Free Community Cinema screenings of "The Revolutionary Optimists" will be held at William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock, Tues Public Library, Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Details, film information and screening dates are available at http://www.aetn.org/communitycinema">aetn.org/communitycinema.
This month, join host Chuck Dovish as he visits the annual Bentonville Kite Fest, treks to Natural Dam Falls and delves into the history surrounding the bent "L-shaped" trees, popularly believed to have served as "highway signs" for early Native Americans, known as Indian Trail Trees. Monday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.
Hit the road with Peter Sagal, host of National Public Radio's (NPR) "Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me," as he travels the country by motorcycle to find out whether the Constitution has what it takes to keep up with modern America. Tuesdays at 8 p.m., beginning May 7.
In recognition of Mental Health Month, this episode continues to raise awareness about mental illness with a focus on adolescent depression. A panel of experts will discuss what depression is, how it is diagnosed, treatment and medication. Viewers are encouraged call with questions during the program's broadcast Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Thousands of students in grades four through eight representing schools from across the U.S. compete to prove their knowledge of global geography at the National Geographic Bee. Christian Boekhout, a seventh grader from Hot Springs Intermediate School, represents Arkansas for the second consecutive year. Saturday, May 25, 5 p.m.
Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers speak on the topic of learning, focused solely on education, in the first TED project produced specifically for television. Speakers include: Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. John Legend hosts. Tuesday, May 7, 9 p.m.
Join longtime mineral dealer and Hot Springs resident Thomas Nagin on an adventure to the Anahi mines of Bolivia in search of its renowned amethyst crystals. Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Get ready for a new season of great music with "Live From the Artists Den" beginning Thursday, May 2. With hit artists, including Norah Jones, The Wallflowers, and Mayer Hawthorne, it’s sure to be a treat for your ears! Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Through May 19, put on your best British accent, and hop across the Atlantic with all new episodes of AETN's Sunday Brit Block. "Call the Midwife: Season 2," "Doc Martin: Season 3" and "Masterpiece Theater: Mr. Selfridge" continue at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.AETN.org > Engage > Public Media News > Public Media News May 2013