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.
10/5 Hauntings of Arkansas – EA Special Edition
Some of Arkansas's most notorious and scariest places are featured in this special edition of Exploring Arkansas – the Crescent and Basin Hotels in Eureka Springs, the Allen House in Monticello, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, King Opera House in Van Buren and the Peel Mansion in Bentonville.
10/12 Bat Cave, Gravity Hill, Wax Museum, Mt. Magazine Snow
Speleology students from Lyon College in Batesville go to their class at Bat Cave nearby town. Gravity Hill in Helena has been perplexing folks for quite some time, as vehicles roll “uphill” when put in neutral. The Wax Museum in Hot Springs wasn't always that –built in 1893, the building was the Southern Club – the oldest illegal gambling casino in the South. Mt Magazine in west Arkansas is the highest peak in the state, along with its own climate – if you're looking for snow in the winter, you'll most likely find it atop this mountain.
10/19 (Re-air of Oct 5)
10/26 Accord Hollow Falls, Tulip Extravaganza, Prairie Grove Phone Booth, Hollis Country Store
In the Ozark National Forest north of Oark, down in Accord Hollow…is Accord Hollow Falls – a beautiful multi-tiered waterfall worth the hike. The annual Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs from mid-March to April is a must-see experience. One of the few original phone booths in the nation that's still in operation and is the only such structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, happens to be in Prairie Grove. The Hollis Country Store in the Ouachita National Forest, is one of those early 1900's stores time forgot – where folks go not just to shop, but to chat and enjoy Connie Hawks' famous baloney sandwiches.