Get a new perspective on Arkansas and the world! "Exploring Arkansas" is joining "Nature" and "NOVA" on Think Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Before coming to AETN, Chuck Dovish was mainly known for his "Travelin' Arkansas" segments which aired on KTHV-Channel 11 for more than 25 years. Since October of 2005, Chuck has been producing and hosting "Exploring Arkansas" which showcases all the high adventure the Natural State has to offer. This one-of-a-kind program features the most breathtaking and spectacular sights in Arkansas. There's extreme adventure like hang gliding, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing, wild caving and not to mention some of Arkansas's best kept secrets such as secluded and scenic waterfalls.
Chuck has been exploring Arkansas for more than 40 years and continues to surprise and entertain viewers with his sights and subjects. His philosophy throughout the years has always been to illuminate the culture and heritage of Arkansas, in addition to conservation and preservation of the pristine outdoors of the Natural State. Exploring Arkansas was the 2009 recipient of the Sierra Club Conservation Award. Chuck says he's always trying to promote our great state in any way, shape or form that he can.
8/3 - Plein Air Festival/Bear Creek Lake/Sultana Disaster Museum/Parachute Inn
The term "plein air" is the painting of life in the open air out in nature. Plein air artists from around the country gathered in Eureka Springs for the first annual Plein Air Festival.Bear Creek Lake is a pristine storybook setting located in the St. Francis National Forest north of Helena. The lake offers not only scenic views but an abundance of great fishing for big bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. It's called The Forgotten Tragedy - the Sultana Mississippi River steamboat disaster of April 27, 1865 near Marion, Arkansas - the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history - more perished than in the Titanic. When an "addition" was added to Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge in 2005, the restaurant took on a whole new dining experience - tray tables are down in this Boeing 737 jetliner.
8/10 - Bridal Veil Falls/Locoropes/Choctaw Island WMA/Survival Tips
Bridal Veil Falls just outside of Heber Springs is one of those "local" gems not too many folks know exists - even has its own observation platform ! Loco Ropes at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View offers a challenging treetop adventure thrill with more than thirty challenges ranging from ziplining to a "parachute drop" without a chute! Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area near Arkansas City is a deer research area that also offers four unique hiking trails - not to mention fishing at Rocky Hole Lake and great views of the mighty Misssissip ! Episode concludes with a special course in survival techniques.
8/17 - (Re-air of Aug 3)
8/24 - Best of Exploring Arkansas, Pledge Special (60 min)
Ozark waterfalls, Arkansas Hot Air Balloon Races, Buffalo National River Homestead, Winding Stairs Trail, Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Trumpeter Swans, Elephant Sanctuary, and Spring River Fly-Fishing
8/31 - Best of Exploring Arkansas (2nd half)