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Are you ready? AETN is your new home for high school sports championships!

Are you ready? AETN is your new home for high school sports championships! In partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association, AETN will broadcast the 2018 2A-7A high school football state finals live from War Memorial Stadium beginning Friday, Nov. 30. Games will be available to watch online after broadcast.

Are Your Ducks in a Row?

October 15-21 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Learn how you can make decisions now that help protect your family and fulfill your wishes and how you can request a free estate planning booklet today.

“Elections 2018: AETN Debates” Schedule

It’s time once again for AETN’s debate series to help Arkansas citizens make informed decisions at the polls in November. Candidates in eight races have agreed to participate in “Election 2018: AETN Debates,” which will tape and air Oct. 8-12. AETN will also produce “Election 2018: Ballot Initiatives” featuring the proposed initiatives that have reached the ballot in a 30-minute program produced in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Read on to learn how you can attend the debates live or when and how you can watch with us.

What’s New on “Poldark: Season 4”

The fourth season of “Poldark” galloped back onto “Masterpiece PBS” Sunday, Sept. 30, and continues through Nov. 19. What’s changed and wait new adventures await Ross, Demelza and the characters who have been with us through thick and thin? Also, is there a way you can watch the full season now? (Hint: that’s a definite yes!) Keep reading to learn more.

Watch “The Durrells in Corfu: Season 3”

Traveling back to the Greek isles, “Masterpiece PBS” has brought the third season of this rollicking family adventure to our screens, and we have the scoop on how you can binge the full season now with AETN Passport!

Chuck's Blog - "Exploring Arkansas" October 2018

There's great stuff coming up for "Exploring Arkansas" in October! For those of you who have a big hankering for more of our show, starting Oct. 1, we have new air times for extra adventure on weeknights at 10. Then, at 6:30 on Oct. 3, we’ll visit the newest state park facility in Wilson and take you back to the year 1400, discover some hidden gems, test some fabulous Italian cooking and more in this month's new episode!

Fall Schedule Changes Kick Off Oct. 1

As we shift into autumn, it’s also time to settle into exciting new schedules. Beginning Oct. 1, don’t miss our expanded Friday night public affairs block highlighting “Arkansas Week,” extra “Exploring Arkansas” broadcasts airing every weeknight for outdoor enthusiasts across The Natural State, and a Thursday night addition with new-to-broadcast series “Jamestown.”

“The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science”

Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science” — a new two-hour documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers — a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years. It also demonstrates what history can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today. Watch with us Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m.

AETN and PBS KIDS Day at Mid-America Science Museum

Join AETN at the Mid-America Science Museum for AETN & PBS KIDS Day Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! We and Daniel Tiger will be in town for a grrr-rific family event, complete with  a scavenger hunt and other activities and giveaways. He can’t wait to take photos with his Arkansas fans.

Remembering Susan Howarth

Susan Howarth has long been a leader in public media and effected positive change at several systems, including AETN. She also impacted individuals: she was my mentor for almost 30 years. I’m proud to remember the influence Susan has had on me and to reflect on her pioneering spirit and advocacy for journalistic integrity in this memorial post.

What We’re Watching — September 2018

From local history and beautiful sights across The Natural State to thrilling new series, reading challenges and delving into the science behind our bodies, it’s an exciting month to be watching AETN! From the premiere of “Daniel Tiger The Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor” to Ken Burns’ “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science” to the return of “Poldark,” read on to find out what you have to look forward to in September.

“The Great American Read” Is Back!

Hey, book lovers throughout our beautiful state! PBS’s tour-de-force summer reading initiative “The Great American Read” begins its two-month final push tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 11, toward announcing what book will be crowned “America’s Favorite Novel.” All spring and summer long, AETN has partnered with Literary Festivals and events, community libraries and student summer writing camps to call attention to this fun community engagement event. Keep reading to see what you have to look forward to in its return!

Getting to Know the League of Women Voters of Arkansas - “Arkansas Week”

In the latest edition of “Arkansas Week,” guests from the League of Women Voters of Arkansas are joining us in AETN studios to discuss the surge of female candidates, the upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment and more. But what is the league and which views does it support? Read on to find out.

Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas: September 2018”

Touring the largest mound site in the state, eating a few bugs at DeGray Lake Resort State Park; throwing a line in at Storm Creek Lake, exploring Little Grand Canyon and attending summer camp at Camp Mitchell atop Petit Jean Mountain – it’s all coming up in a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” Wednesday, Sept. 5.

“Frankie Drake Mysteries” — AETN Passport Exclusive

Set in 1920s Toronto, historical whodunit “Frankie Drake Mysteries” follows the fleet-footed adventures of Frankie Drake as she forms the city’s first female detective agency. Read on to learn how you can catch new episodes of the AETN Passport-exclusive program every Monday. 

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