Posted 18 Dec 2014
"Men & Women of Distinction: Mary Lowe Good, Ph.D." will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Thursday, Jan. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
This installment of "Men & Women of Distinction" tells the story of inorganic chemist Dr. Mary Lowe Good whose approach to science and technology – to life in general – has earned her praise, distinctions and awards from peers, political and world leaders, four presidents and, perhaps most importantly to her, family.
"Dr. Mary Lowe Good is an outstanding scientist who has made many valuable contributions to society as a whole," AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto said. "We are so fortunate she has made Arkansas her home.
"Her brilliance is undeniable and astounding."
Good was founding dean of the UALR George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center and now serves as special advisor to the chancellor for economic development and chair of the Little Rock Tech Park Board.
"Men & Women of Distinction: Mary Lowe Good, Ph.D." is produced by Amy Oliver Barnes.
"To know Dr. Mary Lowe Good, or at least to begin to know her, is to hear the words of one observer: 'Mary doesn't just think outside the box – she doesn't even acknowledge the box is there," Barnes said. "Arkansas has been rich with men and women of distinction, but we don't always witness their story.
"It's gratifying to tell that story to her home state."
This episode will repeat Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 9, at 9:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
"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 (AETN) 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. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).