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Four part series of 'Barnes and … A Conversation With'
Posted 27 Apr 2016
A four part series of 'Barnes and … A Conversation With' will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network beginning Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.
'Barnes and … A Conversation With,' AETN's public affairs series with host Steve Barnes, will feature:
- Marsha Bemko – Barnes visited with Marsha Bemko, executive producer of 'Antiques Roadshow,' during the show's visit to Little Rock last summer. Now in its' 20th season, 'Antiques Roadshow' is PBS's most watched program. Bemko discusses the show's popularity, the appraisal process and how to get on the program. This episode was taped at the Historic Arkansas Museum. 'Barnes and … A Conversation With Marsha Bemko' airs Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.
- Andrew Young – Barnes met with Ambassador Andrew Young to talk about race and international relations of the past and present. Young served as a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. He later became a member of the U.S. Congress, was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and served as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. This episode was taped at the 'Civil War to Civil Rights' conference sponsored by the Central High National Historic Site and the National Park Service in Little Rock. 'Barnes and … A Conversation With Andrew Young' airs Monday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.
- Josh Radnor – Barnes spoke with actor, director, writer and producer Josh Radnor, who appears in the first season of PBS's 'Mercy Street,' while on a speaking engagement at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Radnor's professional career includes many credits, most notably his role as Ted on the CBS comedy 'How I Met Your Mother.' This episode was taped in the AETN studios. 'Barnes and … A Conversation With Josh Radnor' airs Monday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m.
- Jon Meacham – Barnes and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, talk about Meacham's latest book, 'Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.' Meacham was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his book 'American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.' This episode was taped at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where Meacham was featured in the Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series. 'Barnes and … A Conversation With Jon Meacham' airs Monday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m.
'Barnes and…A Conversation With,' hosted by veteran journalist Steve Barnes and in production for more than 20 years, is an in-depth current affairs program featuring conversations with a wide variety of prominent individuals from diverse interests and backgrounds. The series is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the Moving Image Trust Fund.
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