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Floyd Cramer - "Talkin' Country" Icons

As a musician, his one-of-a-kind piano style solidified the 'Nashville Sound' that producer/guitarist Chet Atkins crafted. As an artist, his smash hit "Last Date" stills stands as one of the greatest instrumental recordings. Find out more about this iconic musician in the latest blog from country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

See “Downton Abbey” Before the National Premiere - Facebook Contest

“Downton Abbey” is coming to the silver screen, and AETN Foundation as a special opportunity for you to win tickets to be one of the first to see it in Conway or Fayetteville, Arkansas! We’re sharing the film before the national premiere Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. in Conway’s Cinemark Towne Centre and Fayetteville’s Fiesta Square 12 AMC Theaters. Read on to learn how to enter our Facebook contest Sept. 10-12 for a chance to win tickets to the venue of your choice!

Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton - "Talkin' Country" Icons

Both Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Their individual careers have been well documented. However, it is often overlooked that for a span of seven years the two worked a lot of television, made numerous live appearances and had a string of hit duets together. Learn more about this iconic duo with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

ArkansasIDEAS — National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are proud to be a part of work that focuses not only on handling grief after a tragedy but in preventing suicide from ever occurring. Learn more about the warning signs of teen suicide and the ArkansasIDEAS professional development courses created as an answer to the Jason Flatt Act (Act 770 of 2011), which help Arkansas educators fulfill the state’s training requirements, after the jump.

Patsy Cline – "Talkin' Country" Icons

With an unmistakable voice and a sassy stage presence, Patsy Cline remains the most influential female vocalist in the field of country music. Explore why with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

Flatt & Scruggs – “Talkin’ Country” Icons

During their tenure as a team, Flatt & Scruggs helped broaden the appeal of bluegrass music with such early 1960’s masterpieces as "I’m Crying My Heart Out over You," "Go Home," and "The Legend of the Johnson Boys." Explore more of this classic duo with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

Facebook Contest: Win “Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe” Screening Tickets

Want to attend a sold-out screening of an exciting, new AETN documentary? AETN, in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society, will host a screening of “Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe” during Filmland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Learn how to win a pair of tickets after the jump.

Director’s Take - “Men & Women of Distinction: Gov. Mike Beebe”

For director Kathryn Francis Tucker — a sixth-generation Arkansan — working on AETN’s “Men & Women of Distinction: Gov. Mike Beebe” was a dream come true. Find out why after the jump and learn more about what to expect in the documentary, which premieres Aug. 21 at Filmland and airs on AETN Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.  

Hank Williams – “Talkin’ Country” Icon

As a singer, songwriter and entertainer, few artists in country music history have had the impact of Hank Williams. More than 65 years after his untimely death, he remains an absolute music icon. Explore why with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

Back-to-School Night at the Travs - An Education Home Run

What’s a better way to celebrate going back to school than watching the Arkansas Travelers battle it out with the Amarillo Sod Poodles at Dickey-Stephens Park? Join us and the Arkansas Department of Education for fun educator perks - including free admission with teacher ID, great giveaways, and free books for students and teachers - Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 6 p.m.

FREE Preview Screening and Concert - "Country Music" Aug. 16

AETN will host its first “Country Music” preview screening Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. This free screening will be followed by a concert featuring The Salty Dogs and special guests.

Education Topics to be Discussed on 'Arkansans Ask' Aug. 15

As students head back to classes for the 2019-2020 school year, we will provide an overview of education in Arkansas on the next “Arkansans Ask,” Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. on AETN.

GobbledyBook — No Regrets (A Reflection on Self-publishing)

The 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey James McAdoo, reflects on her books “Sweet Melanin Messages” and “Baring My Soul.” In this piece, she shares why self-publishing was the route for her and offers practical tips on how to self-publish.

GobbledyBook - Back-to-School Giveaways

As summer draws to a close, GobbledyBook is heading back to school. We'll be back for fall and winter breaks but, until then, we’re celebrating the back-to-school season with a special giveaway! Win your own copies of four of the wonderful stories we’ve been reading with GobbledyBook by entering our Facebook contest Aug. 12-16.

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING - AUGUST 2019

Stick with AETN all month long as we bring you an exciting, new documentary about former Gov. Mike Beebe, new digital series, a live “Downton Abbey” special and more! Check out this month’s programming highlights below.

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