"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, in addition newsmakers from across the state are featured.
Barnes has been on the air in the Natural State since 1968 when he started as a copy boy on weekends at KTHV-TV Channel 11 in Little Rock. His adept hand at leading journalists and others in a discussion of current events complements his encyclopedic knowledge of the state, its players and its past. Barnes has not only become one of the most recognizable and respected people within Arkansas, but has connected with a national audience through work published in the New York Times, fed to the Reuters news service and shown on networks ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and PBS. He has been a recipient of the University of Arkansas journalist of the year award, as well as receiving first prize for television documentary awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists.
June 14, 2013 (Agri) The farm bill files through the Senate, but there's rough weather ahead. (Split) On the immigration issue, though, the Arkansans part company. (Lt.Gov) And two new candidates for an office not intended as a job. (Spill) But first, the state and the United States versus Exxon-Mobil. Watch now
June 6, 2013 (Martha) The charges mount against the former treasurer (Money) Sales taxes are on the rise, but the lottery lags (Maneuvers) A congressman takes aim at the courts (Mayflower) And latest from Mayflower, where answers are expected soon. Watch now
May 31, 2013 (Options) On the health front, new money for the exchanges, no less money for providers. (GSP/GDP) Money's beginning to move again both in the state and the nation. (Spots) Money, on the air, moving against two Arkansas incumbents … (College) …and the money that might not be there for higher ed. Watch now
May 24, 2013 (Pie sale) FBI agents come calling; a state official resigns. (Shoes?) If the story doesn't necessarily end there, then where? (UA/ASU) Higher ed: Tuition goes up but thumb's down on guns. (Cotton) And an Arkansas congressman: full speed to starboard. Watch now