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Reading “The Wall” With MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

In an effort to help young students understand the impact of war and related issues, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History hosts a children's reading program called The Reading Brigade. Learn more about their recent session centered on "The Wall" by Eve Bunting.

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The Demystified Zone: A Global Game of Dominoes

As the uneasy alliance of the Soviet Union and United States dissolved, the Cold War erupted and gave birth to many proxy wars, including the Vietnam War. What stoked each side of the rivalry? Explore the basic differences in economic and political ideology that prompted U.S. involvement in Vietnam and introduced a round of dominoes with extraordinary, worldwide consequences.

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The Demystified Zone: Adieu, la France

Contrary to the popular, unfortunate American image of the French as surrender-prone, their nation has a long and impressive history of military success. The same was true in Vietnam until 1949 when sudden changes gave the Viet Minh an advantage. Read on to learn what changed and how a place called Dien Bien Phu affected the course of the Indochina War.

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Every Picture Tells a Story ... So what's the story on the guy in the ditch?

Wartime photos give us an idea of what those serving undergo, but there are often layers - even hidden dangers - that are difficult to comprehend unless you've lived the experience. Join Bruce Wesson, who served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and led a combat photography film team known as the MACV Army A Team, to explore the stories behind the images he captured on a perimeter sweep mission at Fire Support Base Charlie in the Hiep Duc Valley region in December of 1967.

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AETN Day at Mid-America Science Museum 2017

Meet some of your favorite PBS KIDS friends at Hot Springs’ Mid-America Science Museum on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! We can’t wait to see you at AETN Day for character photos, activities and more.

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Arkansas Week September 22, 2017

(ACA) With both Arkansas's senators on board, can the latest repeal attempt succeed? ($6B) This time the governor says he's on board as well but providers wish he'd disembark. (WMT, OZRK) Two Arkansas giants, two enormous capital investments, dare we hope it's contagious? (1957) And an anniversary, how much and what to celebrate?

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Arkansas Week September 15, 2017

(ACA) Another drop in the state's uninsured rate; but now a proposed drop in the process that helped bring it about. (Womack) Could an Arkansan in a key Congressional fiscal seat make a difference, for his state and the nation? (DACA) The Dreamers of Arkansas - is the latest twist a nightmare for the president's Arkansas advocates? (Dems?) And how much hope, if any, do the president's new best friends give Arkansas's minority party?

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Arkansans Ask: Veterans History Project

The Library of Congress houses the Veterans History Project which "collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans." This episode will offer information about this effort and provide guidance for Arkansans to participate in the project.

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Arkansas Week September 8, 2017

Steve Barnes visits with Arkansas U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman.

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Exploring Arkansas September 2017

Salamander Spring Cave, Scott Plantation Settlement, Gar Fishing, Audubon Society Ecology Camp

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In preparation for the broadcast of Ken Burns's "The Vietnam War," AETN is proud to recognize Arkansas Vietnam Veterans by supporting local organizations and hosting a variety of community outreach events.

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