"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.
May 17, 2013 (Farm bill) Knock wood, but bipartisanship just may carry the day in D.C. (Carter) The Speaker: re-positioning a party, or a primary? (Hobbs) A primary rival and her probable primary issue. (Abortion) And the issue that was always headed for the courts arrives. Watch now
May 10, 2013
(McDaniel) The cleanup continues at Mayflower, though the attorney general says he's just getting started. (Griffin) With no announced opponent from any party, is there any political cleanup for a congressman? (Womack) Pay up, says another delegate from Arkansas; but can he convince his colleagues? (Pryor) And can another of the delegation take comfort from his adversaries?Watch now
May 3, 2013 (April) The latest numbers are in and if they aren't the best they're far from the worst. ('14) Some other numbers are in: what do they suggest for the year around the corner? (GOP) The race to succeed the governor: more than a Democratic show... (Senate) ...and the race for Washington, the matchup looking more likely every day. Watch now
April 26, 2013 (Recess) Home for a few weeks, then a sine die. (Vetoes) Will they, though, return the governor's parting shot. ('14) Harsh words in the race to succeed him... (Pryor) ...and harsh words, left and right, for a senator trying to survive. Watch now