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AETN's 'Men & Women of Distinction' to feature fashion icon Korto Momolu Jan. 30

Posted 24 Jan 2017

'Men & Women of Distinction: Korto Momolu' will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m.

This installment of 'Men & Women of Distinction' tells the story of fashion designer Korto Momolu. A little girl forced from her African home by a violent coup, Momolu held firm to her dreams and rose to the top of high fashion. She first burst onto the scene on the reality series 'Project Runway' and never looked back. She has become a fixture at New York's fashion week and continues to build on her desire to make couture available to all women. Far from the bright lights, Momolu now knows that home is where the heart is – and her heart is in Little Rock, Arkansas.

'Men & Women of Distinction: Korto Momolu' is produced by Jon Renfroe.

This episode will repeat Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. A special reception, screening and fashion show with Momolu will be held at the Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East 9th street, Little Rock, Thursday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve seats, contact the Arts Center at 501-372-4000.

'Men & Women of Distinction' features interviews with prominent Arkansans known for their citizenship, character and accomplishments. The series has previously featured former governors and U.S. senators David Pryor and Dale Bumpers, as well as former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former governor Sid McMath and Judge Morris Arnold. The series is underwritten by The Moving Image Trust Fund.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).