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What We’re Watching – June 2019

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It’s summertime, and AETN is here to help you kick things off the right way! Join us in June for your favorite AETN original productions, music specials, exciting adventures and so much more. Check out some of this month’s programming highlights below.

AETN Originals

“Exploring Arkansas”

This month on “Exploring Arkansas,” join us for a special encore broadcast as host Chuck Dovish as he takes a float trip through the Big Woods in East Arkansas, explores seven acres of daffodils at Wye Mountain, fishes for trout in the Little Red River and visits the Natural Bridge of Arkansas.

Tune in Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m.

“Heart of a Teacher: Anna Ridenour, Western Yell County High School”

Western Yell County High School’s Anna Ridenour doesn’t just see students in her class, she sees her kids. Find out how she applies what she’s learned from raising her own children to help her students succeed.

Watch online here.

Drama

"Father Brown: Season 7"

Father Brown Season 7

When Lady Felicia returns from Northern Rhodesia in need of help, Father Brown is forced to conclude that none other than Hercule Flambeau may be her greatest ally. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns to Kembleford when a notorious police killer is spotted near the village, putting Sergeant Goodfellow in grave danger.

Tune in for the new season Saturdays at 8 p.m. beginning June 1.

“Endeavour: Season 6” on “Masterpiece PBS”

The murder of a schoolgirl brings Endeavour back to Oxford. When he refuses to accept that the main suspect is guilty, Endeavour must uncover the truth and rescue a victim before it’s too late.

Tune in Sundays at 8 p.m., starting June 16.

"Jamestown: Season 3"

It’s boom time in Jamestown, but success brings the scrutiny of the Crown ... and there are few in the settlement who have nothing to hide. Meanwhile, relations with the Native Americans offer hope and advancement for the settlers until greed for land and want of power corrupts those with influence. What ensues is devastating conflict, the fallout of which will shape the New World for centuries to come.

Tune in Sundays at 9:30 p.m. beginning June 16.

 

Music

“Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders”

The latest concert special by the acoustic guitar virtuoso was filmed over the 31 days of his coast-to-coast tour of Canada. Instead of filming just one show in one night, the cameras rolled every night, allowing Jesse to place the best version of each song into this unique concert experience.

Tune in Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m.

“The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum”

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -"the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like "Big River," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Always on My Mind.”

Tune in Saturday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m.

“Great Performances – Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages”

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Pavarotti is joined by Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton in this program.

Tune in Sunday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Education, History and Adventure

"American Experience: Stonewall Uprising"

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. That night the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next three days. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Tune in Tuesday, June 11, at 8 p.m.

"American Masters - Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life"

Playwright, librettist, scriptwriter and outspoken LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally has long believed in the power of the arts to transform society and make a difference. The new documentary "American Masters – Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life," premieres nationwide Friday, June 14, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, and as part of PBS’ homage to the summer of ’69. The film lifts the curtain on the life, career and inspirations of the complicated and brilliant Emmy- and four-time Tony Award-winning writer examining his groundbreaking work as both playwright and librettist — spanning from "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" and "Master Class" to such musicals as "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "Ragtime" — and offers a personal look at McNally’s fight for LGBTQ rights, his battle with addiction, and his pursuit of love and inspiration.

Tune in Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m.

"Escape to the Chateau"

When British engineer Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel purchase a run-down French chateau, they find they've acquired a thing of beauty ... if they can survive the renovation process. Over the course of year, follow their journey as they begin restoring the building after it has stood empty for more than 40 years.

Tune in Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning June 17.

 

"American Masters - Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices"

Narrated by David Hyde Pierce, American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices traces the journey of one of America’s greatest choral music conductors. Renowned for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces, Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) had no formal training yet inspired generations of musicians with the power of music. Known as the “dean of American choral singing,” Shaw’s career spanned six decades. He sold millions of recordings and received 16 Grammy Awards, a George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America, a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Medal of the Arts.

Tune in Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m.

“POV – Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. This behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution and a science-based world view.

Tune in Wednesday, June 26, at 9 p.m.

“Nile: Rivers of Life”

The Nile is the world's longest river. From elephants and leopards to extreme kayakers and ancient wonders, its great length provides a lifeline for Africa's wildest beasts and for some of the world's most incredible cultures.

Tune in Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m.

PBS KIDS

“Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step”

Jet and the gang have a fun night planned with a sleepover in Jet’s backyard, mini-golf, and star-gazing—after all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! When Jet reveals that he’s built a brand-new super saucer that can take all the kids (and Sunspot) to the Moon, they HAVE to test it out.

Tune in Monday, June 17, at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Clean Up Time/Neighborhood Clean Up”

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Trolley Ride

“Clean Up Time:” After losing his watch in a messy room, Daniel realizes that cleaning up and putting his toys away will help him find it.

“Neighborhood Clean Up:” A wind storm has made a mess of the Neighborhood playground and no one can play. When King Friday proclaims that it is Clean Up Day, everyone helps restore the playground by throwing out and recycling the trash.

Tune in Wednesday, June 26, at 8:30 a.m.

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